Actor Fee Consideration
We are committed to our emerging artists and giving them a platform to learn and grown. Contracts ARE NOT offered to our performers in our shows.
We feel our actors are being given a chance to network and elevate themselves to their own next level of success. We have made it our mandate to offer a quality production experience by engaging working theatre professionals to provide "on the job training" thus bridging the gap between the emerging and professional community. We have seen the benefits of this setup and watched many of our actors move on to professional careers in theatre and film.
StoryBook should be considered an opportunity to learn and grow. Therefore, we put focus on our ability to provide an opportunity to our artists in a variety of ways, such as:
Free Professional Workshops
Opportunities for growth and learning beyond production are few and far between. Therefore, anyone cast in an SBT production will be invited to take part in what could be weekly FREE professional development workshops, like "accounting for artists", "improv", "how to ace a dance call", "audition workshops", to name a few.
Once cast in a show, a drawback may be your need to take time off from your regular job in order to do our shows. This could be evening or matinee productions. If this is the case, you will be invited to submit a “Work Bursary Request" to support your wage loss. Each production will be limited to a select number of bursaries and submission for this bursary should not be contingent on your participation in a show.
For the 2021/22 Season, we have received grant support affording a select number of artists the opportunity to have a paid mentorship while working on one of our productions. Those interested in this contract must:
- be a graduate of a post-secondary institution or program in theatre arts OR have equivalent experience as a performer
- aged 18 to 30\
- persuing a professional career in theatre arts
- seeking professional theatre development and willing to support and mentor younger volunteer artists in our programming
There are a limited number of mentorships per production and artists should be prepared to commit to the show with or without the guarantee of a contract.
We have a focus on supporting the emerging artists financially and making sure that StoryBook is a stepping stone in their theatre development and not simply a landing place.
Ultimately if you are auditioning with an idea or expectation of compensation beyond your personal growth, please understand that SBT is a learning environment where we want to push our artists forward to the stages beyond on our own.