Character Interpreter – Summer Street Theatre Program

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Posted January 16, 2023

Job Summary

Heritage Park is looking for Character Interpreters to play a wide range of roles for the 2023 spring/summer street theatre program. Become a member of the acting troupe presenting historically based vignettes through a variety of theatrical forms portraying pre-1914 Western Canada. Dressed in authentic turn-of-the-century costumes, the Character Interpreters will perform a variety of different scripts that focus on stories of communication in the heart of the historical village.  In particular, street scenes will focus on the Chinese Immigrant experience and communicative inventions; such as the Telegraph and Photophone.  There will be a Musical presented in the Opera House about a Magician.  The living history environment facilitates the opportunity for improvised interactions which completes the Park’s immersive guest experience. 

Job Requirements

  • Post-secondary drama training and some previous acting experience (equivalences will be considered);
  • Proven performance skills in acting, excellent verbal communication and public and the ability to imaginatively develop and physically project a character;
  • Familiarity with historical interpretation is considered an asset.

Audition Details

  • Auditions will be held on February 27th and 28th 2023;
  • Selected candidates will have to perform a prepared monologue, a short song and complete a cold read
  • Full details will be sent to candidates selected to audition.

Spring/Summer Schedule

  • Rehearsals are mandatory for all Character Interpreters from April 12, 2023 to May 19, 2023;
  • Performances run from May 20, 2023 to September 4, 2023 (9:30am to 5:00pm);
  • The work week is 35 hours with two consecutive days off;
  • Park time positions are available;
  • There is an option for performers to continue performing weekends from September 4 to October 9, 2023.

Heritage Park is committed to diverse, inclusive casting.  There will be a focus on casting a few roles of Asian decent. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those considered for an audition will be contacted directly.  No phone calls, please. 

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How to Apply

Please fill out the form below or send your resume and cover letter by email to

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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