Upcoming opportunities at ARC

The Saint John Theatre Company is launching a three-year pilot project to develop a new professional theatre residency for emerging artists with strong ties to Atlantic Canada. This program, called the Atlantic Repertory Company (ARC) will ultimately offer a group of Atlantic Canadian theatre artists a full year paid residency in Saint John, New Brunswick.

For year one of the three-year pilot project, the ARC will be producing two professional theatre projects guided by leading Canadian directors. The ARC year-one pilot project has been supported by the Province of New Brunswick, the Canada Council for the Arts and the RBC Emerging Artists Project.


By Thomas Hodd | Directed by Natasha MacLellan

Set near Saint John, New Brunswick, during the early summer of Black ’47, the worst year of Ireland’s Potato Famine, the historical drama No Man Is An Island seeks to re-tell the story of how a young city doctor, James Patrick Collins, answered the call to help those fleeing the tragedy. But it isn’t the overwhelming numbers of refugees that pose the greatest challenge: as an Irish Catholic immigrant, Collins quickly finds that the dire conditions on Partridge Island are no match for the persecution and close-mindedness of George Harding and his brother William, the nativist doctors working alongside Collins, who are suspicious of his skills. As the situation on the island deteriorates, Collins realizes he must confront his persecutors or lose everything. Compounding the situation is Harding’s servant, Brighid Hurley, an ardent Irish nationalist, who begins to question Collins’ loyalty to his cultural homeland. Then there’s George Harding’s wife, Margaret, who is unsure if Collins is really the threat her husband makes him out to be, or just what the doctor ordered.


Rehearsals begin March 18, 2019 at the BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess Street, Saint John, NB.
Performances from April 9-14, 2019.


Dr. James Collins: A man in his early 20s; an Irish immigrant
Dr. George Harding: A man in his late 30s; the doctor in charge of the Partridge Island Quarantine Station
Dr. William Harding: A man in his early 20s; George Harding’s younger brother
Brighid Hurley: A woman in her late teens; a recent Irish immigrant and Dr. Harding’s assistant
Margaret Harding: A woman in her late 30s, of Scottish descent; George Harding’s wife


By Maria Milisavljević | Directed by Richard Rose

MISSING. Karla Richter, 24: a loving and trusting young woman, last seen before she left for the grocery store in blue jeans, a green parka and her red rubber rain boots. The police and papers ignore the disappearance, leaving her three friends – whose roots lie in Serbia and Croatia – to discover the truth. Karla’s lover Vlado, born into terror and war, Karla’s caring roommate Sophia, and Vlado’s roommate who is Sophia’s sister, all search for their missing friend. As the story slowly unravels, it becomes clear that all three of them have been harbouring secrets as they realize how brittle the lives they’ve built are. A search for Karla becomes a search for the self in this lyrical thriller and modern day epic cloaked in the mystery of Europe’s underworld.

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Rehearsals begin May 13, 2019 at the Hub Space, 112 Princess Street, Saint John, NB.
Performances from June 2-9, 2019.


There are three characters: “I”, “He” and “She”. One man, two women all under the age of 35.


Appointments available in 15-minute increments.
Saint John, NB

Monday, September 10, 2018
BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess Street
1:00-4:30 pm and 6:30-9:30 pm

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess Street
10:00-2:00 pm

Halifax, NS

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The Dalhousie Arts Center – Room 121
1:00-4:30 pm and 6:30-9:30 pm

Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Dalhousie Arts Center – Room 111
9:00-11:30 am and 12:30-4:30 pm


In some cases, if interested actors are more than 150 km away from the audition locations, the ARC team will be open to receiving video auditions or – in a few instances – Skype auditions. Please send resume, head shot, and cover letter to with your request.

Auditions by appointment only. Contact Stephen Tobias at with a cover letter, resume and recent head shot. Priority is given to emerging theatre artists with a preference to recent theatre school graduates having strong ties to Atlantic Canada. Equity or non-equity. All contracts will be based on the Equity DOT Guest Artist Policy.

Actors are asked to prepare two contrasting monologues and will audition for both projects at the same time with both directors and the ARC director present. Some may be invited to return to read from sides which will be provided at that time.

ARC is committed to diversity and will consider non-traditional casting whenever possible.