The St. Lawrence Shakespeare festival is seeking billets to share their homes with incoming THEATRE ARTISTS
For 20 years we have relied on the hospitality of our local community to house our Festival artists. Our past billets will tell you what exciting and rewarding times they have had and we would be happy to arrange for you to talk to some of them and learn more of their experience.
Now we are, searching again, for local residents to open their homes for between 1 to 6 weeks for our return to our summer season, so our actors and creative team can stay close to the theatre and enjoy comfortable accommodations while getting into their roles so their best work can be done.
As a token of our gratitude, the Festival offers rewards like a season subscription package and dinner with the artistic director.
If you are interested or want to learn more?
Contact our General Manager, Ingrid: email@example.com or call 613 925 5788
What does a billet space look like?
Private or semi-private apartments are highly desired (e.g. granny suite, self-contained bedroom and bathroom, separate entrance, etc.)
A private bedroom in a homeowner’s home with access to a shared cooking and living space
Walking distance to the theatre (ideally 3km), but further locations with parking spaces are needed as well
Must have internet
Must have basic furnishings (some flexibility) and bedding and linens (laundry of same would be done by the billet)
Bonus if there is laundry.
Are you vacationing this summer? Let us take care of your house while you are away and billet one or more of our team. Or… Do you have an RV sitting in your yard that could be used?
Who will be living in my space? What do they expect from me?
Actors, Stage Managers, Designers, Directors and more travel from across Canada (and sometimes further!) to work with us at the Festival. These are professional artists who will be busy at the Festival for most of their time with you, and are simply looking for a clean, safe, and welcoming home to sleep at night. They may need some room in the fridge, but are not expecting a maid service!
We will support you through the billeting process, such as arranging keys for tenant arrival or changeover if you are out of town
By welcoming our artists into your homes, you make it possible for us to continue to bring the top theatre professionals to Prescott from across the country to work on our amphitheatre stage.
A note on COVID-19:
For the safety of all those involved in our productions, all Festival artists and the homeowners who welcome them will be required to be fully vaccinated.