The question I receive the most is people asking about how they can audition for Degrassi. There’s VERY strict criteria just to be eligible to audition, and that doesn’t even guarantee anything. PLEASE read the information below carefully. If you ask me about auditions via e-mail, I’ll just send you to this page, and feel free to send this to everyone in the Degrassi fandom who has questions about auditioning for Degrassi. And if you can and do wind up getting an audition for Degrassi good luck!
What do I need to be eligible to audition for Degrassi?
1) YOU MUST BE A CANADIAN CITIZEN. This is an absolute must…there is no getting around this. It doesn’t matter if you’re an aspiring actor/actress in Texas, Ohio or anywhere else in the U.S., and being on Degrassi is your lifelong dream. If you don’t have Canadian citizenship you will not be considered. Degrassi is funded by the Canadian government, and one of the requirements of them continuing to receive funding is that the cast and crew they hire must be Canadian.
2) YOU NEED TO HAVE AN AGENT (BE PART OF AN ACTING AGECNY). An agent isn’t absolutely necessary for auditioning for Degrassi, but if you’re planning on going into acting as a career, you’re going to need one. Check out http://www.actratoronto.com/ for tips and how to find an agency that fits you.
Do you know when Degrassi is having auditions again? Over the years Degrassi has started having open casting calls for their new characters. Larissa Mair serves as the show’s Casting Director, and you can find out when Degrassi auditions are happening by checking her website.
What is the age range to be an actor on the show? I’m not sure if there is a definitive age range….I’d assume they deal with actors anywhere from ages 13 to the early 20’s. But the main thing is that you need to LOOK like you’re the age of a high school teenager.
What about non-acting jobs/internships? The same requirements of being Canadian apply for both of these. You need to be attending College or University to be an intern. A non-acting job on Degrassi is difficult to obtain because they rarely have openings, but they are always accepting resumes for them and for internships for future consideration. P.S. If you want to be an actor on the show and just mail them your resume, I highly doubt they’ll respond (let an agency do that for you….see above). Resumes can be sent to:
Epitome Pictures Inc.
220 Bartley Drive