‘Degrassi’ Season 15 Lead Roles Open Casting Call in Toronto, Canada
‘Degrassi’ is heading into their 15th season and casting directors are looking for new talent to join the cast. Larissa Mair Casting is looking for teens who meet certain characteristics and are able to work Toronto Locals to audition for roles on ‘Degrassi’.
‘Degrassi’ is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. ‘Degrassi’ follows a group of students at Degrassi Community School who face various challenges often seen as taboo such as sex, teen pregnancy, date rape, drug abuse, self image, homosexuality, self-injury, suicide, abortion, domestic violence, death, racism and many other issues.
‘Degrassi’ was one of the most watched domestic drama series in Canada, and one of the highest-rated shows on TeenNick in the United States. In 2004, one episode received just under a million viewers in Canada, and over half a million viewers in the US. It was also the show that helped launched Aubrey Graham a.k.a Drake to international stardom. Aubrey Graham played a basketball star Jimmy Brooks, who is from a wealthy family but ultimately becomes crippled after a shooting at Degrassi Community School.
Casting directors are looking for Canadian citizens only to audition for a role on ‘Degrassi’. If you are not able to work as a Toronto local, do not apply for this open casting call.
To audition for a role on ‘Degrassi’ Season 15, check out the casting call details below:
‘Degrassi’ Season 15 Open Casting Call
Degrassi is going into its 15th season and is searching for new talent to join the cast! We are accepting video auditions from teens who match the following specs and are able to work as a TORONTO LOCAL.
Please read through the following character descriptions to choose which role is most suitable to you, then click to download the corresponding Audition Package found under each character description.
Not only do these documents contain sides, they also have information 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 and able to work as a Toronto local between Mid-June to Mid-September 2015.
Casting the following characters:
Female: 15 years.
Open Ethnicity. Prim and proper. A button-down keener on the outside, an erratic thrill-seeker on the inside, Esmes an 11th grade student who lives in the moment. Shes confident, knows what she wants, and isnt afraid to manipulate others in order to get it. These antics are rooted in her desperate need for attention, so when things dont go according to her plan, Esme lashes out in manic, psychopathic ways.
To download the Audition Package for ESME click here.
Male: 15-17 years.
Wide-eyed, Indian, tall, and good-looking without knowing it, Vijay is a hopeless romantic with a flare for the dramatic. He believes in happy endings, and spends his time fantasizing about the one perfect boy who will sweep his grade 9 gamer geek self off his feet. Hes an idealist whos honest, emotional, and who always follows his heart– even though it usually leads him towards heartbreak.
To download the Audition Package for VIJAY click here.
Male: 15 years.
Greek. An entrepreneurial millionaire trapped in the body of a 10th grade Greek nerd, Dino is a wunderkind whos always on the lookout for new business ventures. Hes calculating and methodical, and hypothesizes all outcomes before throwing himself into situations. Because of this, he often lets logic get in the way of emotional connections and is only able to find and reconnect with his heart through his friends.
To download the Audition Package for DINO click here.
Iranian/Muslim/Persian. Goldi Nahar is an activist and feminist who, while putting her hijab on every morning, considers ways in which she can improve Degrassi. Goldi is high achieving and out to win the student council presidency. Shes passionate yet somewhat reserved, leading others to believe that shes standoffish, when in reality shes just being respectful of others and her own beliefs.
To download the Audition Package for GOLDI NAHAR click here.
Female: 15 years.
Open Ethnicity. Strong and dominant, Maude is an 11th grade short haired lesbian, who always takes the lead. Whether its directing the school play or fighting against world hunger, she wants her voice to be heard. Maudes a go-getter, and sometimes abuses her leadership powers by going further than she can get. Its only when shes able to listen and follow others that she truly achieves her goals. For this role, talent must have short hair. Those who have long hair can audition, as long as willing to cut hair for shoot. If not willing to cut hair, please do not audition for this role.
To download the Audition Package for MAUDE click here.
To submit your audition Click Here!