Summer of Horror Auditions 2021 – Youth Theatre Northwest

Summer of Horror Auditions - 2021

What is Summer of Horror?

In 2018, Youth Theatre Northwest launched its first-ever filmmaking project, Summer of Horror. A small group of teen actors conceived, created, and acted in their very own horror film. What started as an experiment has grown and is now a regular part of every YTN season.  

Students from grades 7 through 12 learn valuable on-camera skills acting in short, original horror movies. Professionally directed and filmed over the summer months, then edited and scored, the films premiere in the fall, just in time for the Halloween season. 

Summer of Horror Filming Schedules

Summer of Horror

Actors grades 7 - 12

Directed by: Kim Douthit

Titles TBA

Tuition*: $450/$350/$250

Due to the nature of a film shoot, actors are required to be available for all days and times in a film's schedule. 

Film 1

Zoom read through: June 28 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Shoot dates: week of July 19 Mon-Fri 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Sat 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

Film 2

Zoom read through: June 29 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Shoot dates: week of July 26 Mon-Fri 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Sat 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m 

Film 3

Zoom read through: June 30 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Shoot dates: week of August 2 Mon-Fri 3:00 - 8:00p.m. and Sat 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

*Cost Tiers Explained

Tier I - True Cost. True costs covers: the educator classroom time, their class prep time, administrative work, and the YTN permanent staff all of which are essential in bringing you the high-quality program you expect. By choosing Tier I, you help our donation dollars stretch, keeping our doors open and allowing us to provide valuable theatre programming for more children and offer our Scholarship Rate to those in need.

Tier II - Direct Cost. Direct cost covers the educator rates for the duration of class time only.

Tier III – Reduced Cost. This price does not reflect the true cost of producing this class, but we know that the financial impact of sheltering in place has impacted some of our families more than others. A creative outlet is essential for our youth to cope with their drastically changed world and YTN will be there for them. 

If this reduced rate is still too high, please contact Stephanie.

YTN will not turn any families away due to financial hardship.

Audition Requirements and Information

Step 1: Complete the Summer of Horror Audition Form

Step 2: Please submit a one-minute, memorized monologue of your choice* (does not have to be horror related). Be sure to introduce yourself at the beginning of the video. Video submissions should be sent via a web-based sharing platform link (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.), with sharing settings on, to:

*If you have been a part of Summer of Horror previously, or taken a camera class with Kim in the 2020-2021 season, you do not need to submit a video, just fill out the audition form.

Audition video submissions are due May 21
After your audition:
You will hear whether or not you qualify for a callback by May 24.
Callbacks (likely to be in-person at YTN) will be June 5 at 4:00 p.m.

Casting will be determined by June 7.