For Artists

At PTE, our goal is to be a home for artists. This happens in one of four ways:  working on projects here at the theatre; engaging in residencies; training through our professional development programs; and engaging with our artistic leadership and staff. It is our philosophy that in addition to employing artists, we can also have an open door (or email/phone) policy as a resource to artists. Thom (our AD) is open to receiving emails at any time and will respond as soon as we are able.

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We audition on a show by show basis.  We also see actors through general auditions.  Please check this website, our social media, along with the CAEA e-drive for audition calls.

Prairie Theatre Exchange is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

 Important Dates 

Rehearsals begin: Tuesday, March 11, 2024
Preview: Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Opening: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Closing: Sunday, April 21, 2024 

Submission deadline: April 20, 2023
Audition date: May 10, 2023 

 Character Breakdown 

One Actor to play Joan Didion – 50+, widow 

*Script available for reference upon request* 

 To submit, please send a headshot and resume to Haley Vincent, Producer, at Prairie Theatre Exchange is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities.  Email, phone, voice memo, and in-person applications are all acceptable. If you wish to apply in any other way, please email or call us and we will make arrangements for you to do so. 

Note:  All Actors must follow the PTE COVID protocol, which mandates a minimum of 2 vaccinations. 

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Prairie Theatre Exchange is excited to be hosting collaborator conversations to connect with Prairie creatives! From directors, to playwrights, designers, choreographers, graphic artists, stage managers, film makers, musicians, all potential collaborators are invited into the conversations.

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If you would like to begin a conversation or introduce yourself to the theatre, please email Thom.


With our two playwrights units and commission in progress, we are unable to accept unsolicited scripts. That said, please feel free to contact Thom if you have a work you feel might be a good fit for our programming. For local playwrights and creators, we would love to be aware of your work and to attend any productions of your work that are happening here in Winnipeg. Please email Thom  to let us know what you have cooking.


PTE's Training Hub offers an annual multi-week block of free professional development workshops, classes and talks.

We've been honoured to host dynamic instructors from both Winnipeg and other parts of the country, each of whom are asked what they would like to teach, share, or offer. 

Opportunities to offer unique professional development workshops also appear throughout the year. PTE is pleased to be able to include these free one-off sessions as part of the PTE Training Hub programming.

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Photo: Gordon Gammie, Jennifer Lyon in rehearsal for LITTLE THING, BIG THING by Donal O'Kelly, PTE 2015. Set design by Jamie Plummer, Lighting Design by Larry Isacoff