What is Working the Scene in Colour?

Working the Scene in Colour is a live script-reading event, co-founded by Jessica Meya and Louis Taylor. It is an initiative that brings talented writers and performers from the BIPOC community together to perform original scenes from completed scripts and works-in-progress. Selected scenes are read by talented ACTRA Toronto members in front of a live or virtual audience.

Working the Scene in Colour 17

We invite all industry professionals including Producers, Directors Casting Directors, Literary Agents, Performers and more to join us as audience members for the 17th edition of Working the Scene in Colour, taking place on Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at 7pm on Zoom.

Register as an audience member

To register as an audience member for the May 25th Working the Scene in Colour Zoom Event, click the button below.

Writers Call

The call for scripts is now closed!

Casting Call for Readers

We are currently casting for readers for Working the Scene in Colour 17! This volunteer opportunity is open to all ACTRA Toronto members and apprentices of all genders, ages, cultural diversities etc. You will be reading scripts from emerging and experienced Black, Indigenous and Person of Colour writers in front of a virtual audience of your peers and industry professionals.

Submission Deadline

To be considered as a reader, please fill out and submit the submission form below by Monday, May 8th at 11:59 pm.


Performers who submit must be available for the date of the event: Thursday, May 25th, 2023 from 6:30 pm – 8:30pm EST.

Reader Submission Form

To be considered as a reader, please fill out and submit the online form below.