Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Main Cast) Casting – Youth Theatre Northwest

Additional Production Opportunities

Program Details:

For more information on each production, please click on the titles below. 

New Work Conservatory

Film Conservatory

Chaos Theory Improv

Film Conservatory

Directed by Kim Douthit

Aspiring filmmakers will have a chance to focus behind the camera to write, direct and edit their own short films! They even get a taste of the casting process as they audition and cast their films. Guided by Kim Douthit and other industry professionals, it’s an excellent opportunity to learn about the production side of filmmaking.  

We are looking for approximately 10 students interested in film making. This program does not require an audition, however will require an online interview to be accepted. 

TO APPLY FILL OUT THE 2023-2024 Season Production Form. Interviews will be scheduled for all applicants. 

Parent meeting: 1/8 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Classes: 1/8-4/1 Mon 4:00-6:00 (No class on 1/15 or 2/19)

Film Shoot: 4/8-4/12 During Spring Break (10:00am - 4:00pm - Times Subject to Adjustment) 

Editing progress check (on zoom): 4/15-5/6 Mon 4:00-6:00 

Film Festival: 5/16 at Ark Lodge 

Tuition: $650 

Full and partial scholarships and payment plans available. 

Chaos Theory:  YTN's Improv Company

October - June 

YTN’s resident improv troupe rehearses and performs throughout the year, honing our comedy and storytelling skills. Chaos Theory is divided into three levels – New Timers, Neutral Timers, and Old Timers.   

To apply please fill out the Chaos Theory Production Form

New Timers 

(Open to Grades 6-8) 

Directed by Maggie Petersen 

New timers focus on the basics and foundations of improv and learn a variety of shortform improv games. They end the year with an invited showcase of their skills for families and friends. No audition necessary. 

Rehearsal Day/Time: Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm.  

Dates10/4 - 12/6 (No 11/22) and 1/10 - 4/24 (No 2/21 or 4/10)  

Neutral Timers 

(Open to Grades 7-9) 

Directed by Justine Stillwell 

Neutral timers continue to hone their improvisation skills. They learn more advanced shortform formats and begin to get an introduction to longform improvisation. They have two public performances in the winter and spring.   

Students must complete at least a year of Chaos Theory New Timers (Or equivalent experience) and get approval from Mike to join Neutral Timers. Students who have not done Chaos Theory before will need to attend the Chaos Theory Workshop Audition. 

Rehearsal Day/Time: Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm.  

Dates: 10/5 - 12/7 (No 11/23), and 1/11 - 4/25 (No 2/22 or 4/11) 

Performances12/2 at 7pm, 12/3 at 6pm, 4/27 at 7pm 4/28 at 6pm  

Old Timers 

(Open to Grades 9+) 

Directed by Mike Lion

Old timers hone their longform improvisation skills learning a variety of advanced formats and inventing some new ones. Old Timers focus on performance skills and have many opportunities to get up in front of a crowd throughout the year.   

Students must complete at least two years of Chaos Theory (Or equivalent experience) and get approval from Mike to join Old Timers. Students who have not done Chaos Theory before will need to attend the Chaos Theory Workshop Audition.  

Rehearsal Day/Time:  Mondays 4:00pm – 5:30pm  

Dates: 10/2 - 12/4, 11/27 extends to 6pm and 1/8 - 4/29 (No 1/15, 2/19 or 4/8), 4/22 rehearsals extends to 6pm 

Adjusted Fakespeare RehearsalsMondays and Wednesday 4:00pm – 5:30pm 

Dates5/13, 5/15, 5/20, 5/22, 5/29 

Performances10/19 at 7pm, 12/2 at 7pm, 12/3 at 6pm, 4/27 at 7pm and 9pm, 4/28 at 6pm, and 6/2 at 6pm 

If you have questions about which level you should register for, please reach out to 

New Work Conservatory

Devising and Staged Reading

(For actors grades 7-12)

September 26 - February 11

Directed by Gillian Jorgensen

Now in our fifth year, this program will devise an original play based on YTN actors’ ideas and contributions much like The Wall and The Woods. Led by one of Seattle’s best theatre educators Gillian Jorgensen who was the Education Director for Book-It Repertory Theatre and has taught for over two decades around the Seattle area.  Gillian is also the playwright of The Wizard of Oz YTN mounted in 2021 and has written and directed several other plays in the past at YTN.  The group of actors selected will work with a professional playwright and Gillian to create a play from scratch and mount a staged reading in February. In the fall of 2024, this show will be fully mounted on our stage. 

We are looking for approximately 12 actors with creative minds for story ideas and character creation, as well as acting. 

Parent meeting/tuition check in: 9/26 5:30-6:00 

Conservatory classes (devising portion): 9/26-11/28 Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30 (No class 10/31)

Rehearsal (staged reading portion): 1/6-2/7 Mon/Wed at 4:00-6:00, Sat 10:00-12:00 

Staged Reading performances: 2/9-2/11 Fri/Sat 7:00pm, Sun 2:00pm 

Tuition: $650 

Full and partial scholarships and payment plans available. 

Questions? Email Production Associate Mike Lion,