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.