Screencaps from audition tapes of the original Degrassi: The Next Generation cast

Welcome to December!! Normally around this time of year we’re in the midst of the “Degrassi Wasteland,” when there’s absolutely nothing going on in the Degrassi universe.  This December is different…the Degrassi In Ghana special airs tonight, and Degrassi’s Vegas episode airs on the 14th.

The networks haven’t officially announced anything yet, but Epitome is proceeding as if Season 13 will happen.  The writers are having a brainstorming session tomorrow, December 3rd.  And as of now Casting Director Larissa Mair is still accepting audition tapes for Season 13.  Looking through her resumé this is the first time she’s done casting for Degrassi, but not for Epitome (she did casting work for Season 2 of The L.A. Complex).

Before I get into the details of how to audition this needs to be said:  IF YOU ARE NOT A CANADIAN CITIZEN, YOU WILL NEVER BE CAST ON DEGRASSI.  It doesn’t matter how amazing of an actor you are, or that being on Degrassi is your dream.  The show receives funding/credits/etc from the Canadian government, and in return they’re required to do things like use Canadian cast and crews.

Now if you are Canadian you can follow the instructions below (which are also on the casting agency’s website):

Hello and welcome to the Degrassi self tape audition page!

*If you are a male, please click here to download your audition sides  (you will be reading the role of JOSH).

*If you are a female, please click here to download your audition sides (you will be reading the role of EMILY).

Not only do these documents contain sides, they also have an information package with all of the details you need to send in your audition for Degrassi. There are instructions on how to do the self tape, what to send us, and where to send it. Please read it very carefully and be sure to follow all of the instructions. Please note that you must be a Canadian citizen.

The deadline for self tapes is Monday, December 17.
Due to the large number of respondents, we ask that there be NO PHONE CALLS, please.

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Posted by Kary

36 Comments

  1. God I remember ashleys hair bugged the shit outa me in S1

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    1. Ha, I had hair like hers when I was in grade 8.

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  2. Kary, isn’t Daniel Carlk American? How did he manage to get cast?

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    1. Daniel has dual citizenship. The guy that played Damian (Mazin Elsadig) several seasons ago is also American. I think Stephen Stohn said Americans are also eligible if they have a Canadian work visa, but it’s still a long shot based on how many people already submit auditions.

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  3. how did Keke Palmer get in then?

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    1. That was a guest role, she wasn’t a regular or recurring cast member. The main cast and crew have to be Canadian.

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  4. can you be 19 and audition for this if you look the role

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    1. As long as you look young, you should be fine. Heck Jessica Tyler just turned 19 lol

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  5. Michigan is right next to Canada why can’t we audition:/ i’m so passionate about this show. This sucks.

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  6. I just found out about this… is there any way to send in a last minute audition tape, or am I too late?

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  7. What if you are from Holland? would they won’t accept you then? not even if you will consider to move to Canada?

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  8. I live in Canada and do I make the tape at home

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  9. How old do u have to be?

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  10. do must be canadain ?

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  11. im from new york and i always wanted to audition for degrassi it really sucks if i cant because degrassi has always been my main goal in the acting industry and it will really suck if i cant make my dreams come true :,(

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  12. i’m sheldon jolly

    from: northern quebec

    age: 15

    race: cree/ anglo-indian

    talent: reading writing acting

    personal quote: acting is my passion, it brings my inner talent, the more i act the more i become the actor.

    i am interested to participate in this years audition, I would like to receive more information about the audition and the next up coming deadline?

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  13. Why is it sooooo important that you must be a Canadian citizen in order to get a spot in Degrassi. What’s up with that. There a many talented people in the U.S.A that would love to audition for Degrassi. I was really hoping to audition today but now I see that I can’t because I’m not from Canada. I am an expressive person. I’m a 14 yr old actor. If I was on the show I would be the next Monroe Chambers/ Bruno Mars of the show except I play the guitar. I sing. I always wear black and I love movie directing. A part of me is crushed to see that you must be Canadian to join the show. This is Blatantly irrelevant.

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  14. I will audition for Degrassi. NO matter if I’m American, I will Audition and I will try and try and try until they see that you don’t have to be Canadian to audition and that I’m not giving up until I get that part. And That’s a Promise!

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    1. You do realize that the show is funded by the CANADIAN government. There is a contract between the show and the government stating the main actors must be Canadian and it’s final. Degrassi can’t break the contract for someone.

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    2. soccer.star@live.ca July 27, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      they want you to be Canadian because it is funded my the Canadian government and it is also filmed in canada soo it would be kinda hard if you lived in usa

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  15. I’m so happy I live in Canada, next year there better be a season 14 so I can audition for the next season, I just found out about this… :(

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    1. I know right

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      1. How do I delete my comment here I wanna un-audition.

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  16. Its not right to have only Canadians for the role. So what. If your not Canadian. It kind of seem a lil racist. Because everyone that watches degrassi and wants to be on it can’t. Because their not “Canadians”. Thats weird. Maybe that’s why i stopped watching your show. I like the show. But after this Canadian thing. I dont watch it. Weirdos.

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    1. im sorry but you sound a little bit ridiculous. the reason they dont cast americans is because it would cost more and be more of a hassle. the people would have to pay extra for that person to come work here. im sure there are more canadian viewers than american – and if you think about it, the chances of actually being cast are pretty slim anyway, they only get like 3 new people per season

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    2. The show is funded by the Canadian Government, in other words, Canadian taxpayers are the reason the show can continue to be properly funded and therefore stay on the air for as long as it has. Because the population of Canada is paying, they would want the work to go to Canadians. How would you feel if you had to pay for a TV show to run, but nobody in your family was on it because all of the people from another family were auditioning and getting the parts. There are so many things that Canadians are excluded from that are based in the States, so this isn’t some new thing. I can understand the frustration about not being able to audition, but when you think about it, it makes sense. If Canada is paying, then they will want the fruits of the show to go back to their community, whether it be opportunity, boosting the economy or other. It has nothing to do with Canada being ‘better’ or American teens being ‘not good enough’. It is purely because Eptiome has a contract that with the Canadian government to protect the interests of those who are paying the bills. It may not be ‘fair’ or what you wanted to hear, but it is the truth and it is understandable.

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  17. hey i was wondering if its to late to audition for a role for Degrassi or LA Complex but the only thing is im 19 tuning 20 and how do i audition and where to go

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  18. Hi/bonjour,
    Name: Sapheon Grey
    Age: 14 ( can pass for 13,15,16)
    Height: 5’5, 5’6
    Weight: 115 pounds
    Ethnicity: Canadian
    Sex: Female
    Body Type: Athletic/Slim
    Hopefully, that covered the basics. Here are some important things you should know about me. Well, I currently live in Canada but is very flexible to travel anywhere. I can speak English and I am still learning French. I am very athletic, in fact I was on every sports team in my school. Such as cross country, basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer and track and field. If you search my name online and type in track and field you may see for yourself. I know how to sing, dance, and obviously act. I have taken gymnastic lessons and have done a jazz class before at Seneca. If proof is needed please feel free to email me at; purple-monkeys1234@hotmail.com. My grades on the other hand are… Great! My grades range from B-A, if proof is needed please feel free to contact me with the email above. Oh, almost forgot I can fake cry if that is important. One more thing… My personality I am very outgoing, boisterous, and fun to be around if I do say so myself. Hopefully this comment peaks your interest and I get to here back from you with extremely good news that peaks my interest, thank you.

    Contact Information:
    Email: purple-monkeys1234@hotmail.com

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  19. is this over or not it just says December 17

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    1. Yeah it’s over, it was for December 17, 2012. Sorry about that. :( Hopefully there will be a similar sort of audition happening in the coming months!

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  20. I just want to know about the audition form, I know the audition for this is over but do we fill out the forms online (type it) and send it.

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  21. Wow, too bad I can’t audition, I am from Europe so if there ever would be a character who is like from changing program , that could be me and I’d love to play in Degrassi since this show is great, and I’m not sure if in the show yet ever was an intern student (changing program) from other country, having an accent and etc.

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  22. Jerome Blackwell January 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I dont get it hows a show that me and everybody who likes this shows from everywhere across the world and you tell basically the outter country fans that they cant be in your show,but the teens in your country can,thats in enquality for telievision,gain some variety Im pretty sure there are milliins of people from american teens that would loveto be on your show,whats the use in that case if your company were to air it just in canada it wouldnt be as much fans the internationally known, so atleadt have and open eye or a different perspective to allow different countries to atleast audtion.

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