Performance Opportunities

Young Conservatory Performance Opportunities

Winter 2018

Young Conservatory Master Class

Art of the Fight: Stage Combat and Storytelling

In this 3-hour workshop, Stage Combat choreographer Danielle O’Dea and Physical Theater director M. Graham Smith will teach the basic techniques of physicalizing conflict on the stage.

Participants will learn the fundamental skills of creating safe and exciting fight choreography, where a story of conflict is embodied in an edge-of-your-seat movement sequence.

The workshop culminates in an in-class presentation of short stage combat scenes for all participants.

Location: 30 Grant Ave in San Francisco
Date & Time:
Saturday, December 16, 10 a.m.–1p.m.
Experience Required: None
Tutition: Free!

*Space is LIMITED. To RSVP, please email

Spring 2018


Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin

by Qui Nguyen
Directed by M. Graham Smith

The Young Conservatory is holding auditions for this action-packed samurai story set inside the halls of an all-American high school. Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin tells the tale of Emi Edwards, a high school geekgurl whose fighting to overthrow the cruel shoguns of her school. However in her journey to right wrongs, will her own cravings for popularity and power corrupt her quest to save the school? Will she able to establish a new world order? Or will violence just beget more violence?   

We are seeking 10–12 actors in grades 9–12. Students of all races, backgrounds and levels of experience are encouraged to audition.   

Auditions: Tuesday, January 16 from 4–7 p.m.
Callbacks: Thursday, January 18 from 4–7 p.m.
Rehearsals begin: Tuesday, March 13
Performances: April 17–21, 2018
Tuition: $400**
Ages: 14–18

*To schedule an audition, please email

**Tuition assistance is available. No one who is cast will be turned away for lack of funds.

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