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.

>> Email Thom




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.



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 Thomto let us know what you have cooking.



We strive to offer short one or two day workshops throughout the season with leading Canadian theatre artists, and one week long training during the summer (with national or international guest instructors).  Please check in on our professional development page regularly, as we tend to post for the shorter workshops about two to three weeks before they take place.  Our social media is also a great resource to get word of what we have happening.  If you have a professional development opportunity that you wish was happening here in the city, please email Thom to let us know.  If it's something we can do, we'll try.

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