Summer Stock Auditions
Frozen Jr and The Hobbit Casting:
Casting announcements for Frozen Jr and The Hobbit are available here.
Summer of Horror Callbacks:
- Please fill out the conflict sheet BEFORE you come to your callback. If you are called back for multiple shows, please fill it out once, before your first callback. Students who will fail to complete this form will not be considered. The link to the conflict sheet is here: CONFLIT FORM. Please arrive 10-15min b
- efore your time so that you can get checked in.
- Please fill out this health screening form prior to leaving your home.
- Come in comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes to move in (no heels, boots or flip flops) because you might be asked to dance or do movement even if it's a non-musical.
She Kills Monsters Callbacks:
Congratulations on surviving the first round of auditions! Please pay attention to the detailed listed below before you click on the button that would apply to your audition number:
- Please fill out the conflict sheet BEFORE you come to your callback. If you are called back for multiple shows, please fill it out once, before your first callback. Students who will fail to complete this form will not be considered. The link to the conflict sheet is here: CONFLICT FORM
- Your callback will take place on Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom a few days before your callback.
- Please Zoom from a location without background noise, and where you can feel comfortable reading scenes and getting up.
Call Back Schedule:
She Kills Monsters: Thursday, April 21 4:00-6:00 on Zoom
Cast list for Summer of Horror and She Kills Monsters will be posted on this page on April 25.
Thank you again for your interest in our program and break a leg at the callbacks!
June 20 - July 24
Directed by Zoe Wilson
At last, Frozen JR. is coming to YTN stage to bring some coolness into our Summer Stock Season, with out returning director Zoe Wilson. Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, the show features all the memorable songs from the animated film, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. The production will rehearse and perform at Risdon Middle School in New Castle where YTN produced Summer Stock productions of Little Mermaid Jr. and The Monkey King: Journey West Bound in 2019.
Location: YTN Parish Hall (June 20-22) and Risdon Middle School, New Castle (June 27-July 24)
Rehearsals: June 20-22 5:00-8:00 June 27– July 14, M-F 10:00-3:00 (No rehearsal on July 4 and July 15)
Performances: July 15-24, F/S 7:00pm Sun 6:00pm
SHE KILLS MONSTERS
July 25 - August 21
Alumni Annex: Grades 9th+ and College
Directed by Erin Murray
YTN Annex, a program for high school and college aged actors, returns after Men on Boats.
She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. This show will be performed on YTN Mainstage at Emmanuel Church.
Location: Emmanuel Parish Hall Theatre
Rehearsals: July 25 – August 11 Mon-Fri 4:30-10:00
Performances: August 12-21 Fri/Sat/Sun 7:00pm
(Work study and Acting Fellowship available for college students. Please contact Stephanie Bull at Stephanie@youththeatre.org for more information)
July 11 - July 29
Grades 2nd - 8th
Directed by Mike Lion
Bilbo Baggins, a comfortably well-off hobbit with a love for rousing adventure stories is plucked out of his life when Gandalf the wizard knocks at Bilbo's door, bringing with him Thorin Oakenshield, 11 ragged looking dwarfs, and a contract for an adventure to recover the lost treasure of Lonely Mountain. Before he knows it, he is off on a perilous quest over mountain and under hill through caves and forest and slimy dark places. This one-hour version of Tolkien's classic novel is a suspenseful, fast-moving journey through the sometimes dark, sometimes charming, always compelling world of Middle Earth. YTN’s Improv Director Mike Lion is making his Summer Stock directorial debut on our Mainstage at Emmanuel Church
Location: YTN Parish Hall
Rehearsals: July 11 – 29, M-F 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Performances: Saturday, July 30 11:00am/7:00pm and Sunday 7:00pm
SUMMER OF HORROR
Directed by Kim Douthit
Written by Sarah Eisenberg
Now in its fifth season, Summer of Horror is back stronger than ever!
Join us for a one-week intensive film shoot experience with professional film crew, production team, and a screen play written by a Hollywood screen writer. The selected cast will meet on location and experience how a short horror film is made from the actors’ perspective. Films will then go through the editing process in be previewed on a big screen at the end of October for YTN’s Halloween event.
Please note, content may include some adult language and may not be appropriate for all teens. The scripts are being written as we speak and first draft of the scripts will be available for you to peruse by spring break.
Film 1 Shoot Dates: 6/27-7/1 3:00-8:00 Tuition: $500/$450/$400
Film 2 Shoot Dates: 7/25-7/29 3:00-8:00 Tuition: $500/$450/$400
Film 3 Shoot Dates: 8/15-8/19 3:00-8:00 Tuition: $500/$450/$400
Each film will also have a zoom read through of the script in early May
For actors grades 5th-12th
You will be seen individually in a 5 minute slot. Please prepare one monologue (a speech by one character.) For musical auditions choose and excerpt from a song. Your monologue should be 1-2 minutes and your song should be a verse and a chorus. It's important that you choose a monologue from an existing play so that there is context.
As much as possible, choose a song from a musical and a section that best shows off your singing ability. You will need to bring a sheet music with accompaniment so that we can hear you sing with the piano.
For actors grades 1st-5th
You don't need to prepare a monologue or a song. We will audition you in a group setting and play theatre games to see what everyone's strengths and readiness. For this age group, we are interested in students who can focus, take directions, and are thoughtful of the others. This age group will only be seen by one director.Actors' Guide to Audition 1st-5th