Performance Opportunities

Young Conservatory Performance Opportunities

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 who’s 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 be 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.* & Wednesday, January 17 from 4–7 p.m.*
Callbacks: Thursday, January 18 from 4–7 p.m.
Rehearsals begin: Tuesday, March 13
Tentative Rehearsal Schedule
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.


Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin Audition Guidelines

We are looking for a diverse ensemble of performers ages 13–18 who can move with joy, attitude, and precision. All levels of performance experience are welcomed. Bring your fierceness and your generosity.

If you have a headshot and resume, please bring them stapled together. If you do not have a headshot or resume, please bring a photo of yourself of any size and you can fill out a form at the audition telling us about your background.

These will be group auditions, exploring and engaging in the text and movement with peers. All material will be provided for you at the audition; there is no need to prepare a monologue.

This is a show about high school archetypes and bullying, with an emphasis on stage combat choreography and storytelling through movement. Come prepared and dressed to move, and please wear closed-toe shoes.

In auditions you will be given a partner and a piece of stage combat choreography to master and make your own. Because the play explores high school archetypes, come to the audition prepared to do your fight as a high school “type” we can all recognize – get creative with it! The emphasis will be on safety, partnering, authentic storytelling, and FUN.


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