Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre Hosts Auditions for the 2022/23 Season

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre invites students, employees, Alumni and community members to audition for the 2022/23 season of plays. Presented annually, the season includes a combination of short and full-length plays, a bi-annual Shakespeare production and a bi-annual Broadway musical. With an exciting schedule ahead, Boardmore Theatre Director, Todd Hiscock, is eager to see what the auditions bring. 

“We’re ready to go with a full season of plays and we can’t wait to open our doors to new and experienced theatre actors, directors and technicians,” he says. “We are particularly thrilled to be producing Andrea Scott’s Controlled Damage, a play about the life of civil rights activist Viola Desmond.” Also included on the schedule is a brand new play adapted from a short story by India’s Premchand, Kafan. The play will be presented in Hindi with English narration. 

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 17, from 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, September 18, from 1:00-5:00pm by appointment only. Performers are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue of their choosing and a short song (optional) along with a theatrical resume and recent photo. 

The Boardmore Theatre Playhouse has been the central hub for performing arts at Cape Breton University since 1979. Continuing the legacy of Elizabeth and Harry Boardmore, the role of the Boardmore Playhouse in furthering the reach of performing arts transcends the walls of CBU into the Island community. 

One highlight of its annual programming is the Elizabeth Boardmore One-Act Play Festival, a program that provides new and experienced writers, directors and actors with an opportunity to showcase their talents. Submissions for the Elizabeth Boardmore One-Act Play Festival are now open to CBU students, employees and community members. 

Individuals interested in making submissions to the Elizabeth Boardmore One-Act Play Festival or booking an audition appointment are encouraged to contact Todd Hiscock at or 902-563-1351. Audition times can also be booked by visiting

Original plays (finished or unfinished) must be submitted by Friday, September 30, and non-original plays must be submitted by Wednesday, November 30, in order to be considered for the One-Act Play Festival.

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