Live Events

The Show

The Show is a showcase competition for actors to get on stage and vie for the Showdown title. It’s a safe, creatively comedic and dramatic environment for actors to do your thing. All performers showcased will compete for bragging rights and cash prizes! Your work will be featured on our event page and web site. Hosted by Steven Mann (Mann Casting) and Co-Hosted by Brad Milne (Milne Studios) you should expected the unexpected.

How does the competition work?

Opening Round: Actors will be given four minutes to perform a two contrasting monologues of their choice (original or existing material). Don’t play it safe, we encourage risk and creativity! Go all in, own the stage and our judges will give a verbal redirect/critique to each of our competitors. You will get constructive feedback from industry insiders (casting directors/producers/directors/agents etc) but more so those who get & respect what you do! The top 4 move onto the final round. (Based on our judges scorecards)

Final Round: The Finalists will FLIP THE SCRIPT. They’ll exchanges scripts with each other as selected by the judges. This round is judged by audience members to determine the winner.

Prize Money: First place $200, second place $100, third place $50, fourth place $25.

How do I submit to compete?

All actors are required to submit headshot, resume and if possible a link to a youtube or Vimeo link of your work. Please submit to We will contact you if selected.

We want to ensure that this will be a very entertaining and fun night and the Tranzac has fully loaded bar. We’ll provide some snacks and you can feel free to bring your own if you like.

The Venue

The Tranzac Club Main Hall seats over 150 people with bar service. The hall features a full PA and lighting system and a 7-meter deep stage. Located in the heart of the Annex neighborhood. Conveniently located just south of Bloor Street West on Brunswick Ave between the Bathurst and Spadina subway station. This is the perfect place for all of us to create some magic!