During the busy summer season of June to early September, five prominent personalities from British Columbia's past are brought back to life for our visitors. These engaging performers shine a light on historical characters and events that helped to shape and define the province of British Columbia. Dressed in period costumes, these student actors appear on tours and deliver lively, historically accurate monologues. The Parliamentary Players also interact with visitors along the front driveways and lawns of the Parliament Buildings each day throughout the summer months. This year, our driveways will be graced by the appearance of Her Majesty Queen Victoria; the famed architect of our fine buildings, Francis Mawson Rattenbury; longest serving MLA in BC's history, Thomas Uphill; BC's first female, MLA Mary Ellen Smith, and; BC's second Premier, Amor De Cosmos.
Each spring the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia invites post-secondary students from across Canada to participate in the Parliamentary Players Program. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution, must have theatrical experience, and must be able to convincingly portray historical characters and creatively ad-lib with visitors.
How to Apply
Applicants are asked to complete and submit an application form, as well as a cover letter, resume, and proof of registration in a post-secondary institution. Recruitment for the Summer 2017 Parliamentary Players Program is now closed.