Larissa Mair is at the helm as Degrassi’s Casting Director for another season, and there’s currently an open casting call for two new characters in season 3.
If you’re a newer viewer, Degrassi has already produced season 2 (which is expected to air later this year), so this audition is for episodes that would air in 2017.
Here are the two new character descriptions:
Rasha (15, Open Ethnicity) – FEMALE.
Quick-witted and sarcastic, Rasha comes to Degrassi, having relocated from the Middle East, ready to take on any and every high school experience. From crushes, to cameos in the school play, this star track and field athlete is constantly pushing boundaries and willing to try anything once (must be willing to cut hair short).
Saad (16, Open Ethnicity) – MALE.
Brooding and intense, Saad keeps his distance from the crowds of bubbly, babbling teens in Degrassi’s halls. To some, his self-imposed isolation reads as anger, and no one would blame him- – he came to Canada and left his childhood home in the Middle East behind. Truly, though, he’s just a thoughtful, artistic kid, struggling to find his place in his new country.
If you’re interested in auditioning, you (or your agent) have until Tuesday, March 29th to submit your entry. Yes, you must be a Canadian citizen (if you need to know why, the answer is here), and filming will be from May – August. Below are instructions for the auditions…please read them carefully to ensure your submission is complete before sending. All of the details are also on Larissa Mair’s website.