Performance Opportunities

Young Conservatory Performance Opportunities

Fall 2017

A Christmas Carol

The annual production of A Christmas Carol at A.C.T. is one of the most unique artistic experiences in the country for a young actor, with a cast comprising students from the Young Conservatory, actors from our nationally recognized Master of Fine Arts program, and veteran professional actors from throughout the Bay Area.

To be eligible to audition, you must enroll in a class in the Young Conservatory 2017 fall session, even  if you have been in the production before or have auditioned in previous years.

If you are interested in being a part of this year’s production of A Christmas Carol, please read the following materials carefully:


Application deadline: August 31
Auditions: Sep 6
Rehearsals begin: Oct 31
Performances: Dec 1–24
Ages: 8–13


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead 

A studio production

by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Liam Vincent

The Young Conservatory is thrilled to present the 50th anniversary of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a hysterically funny and riotously absurdist masterpiece from the pen of the Oscar–winning screenwriter of Shakespeare in Love.

In a dazzling retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, minor characters in the original tale, find themselves center stage and in the spotlight. But where are they exactly? And what are they supposed to be doing? Why is Hamlet so unhappy, and why does the coin toss keep coming up heads?

Reality and illusion intertwine in a tour de force for the actors, as the journey hurtles Rosencrantz and Guildenstern towards a fate they have not chosen, but has already been written for them.

Auditions: Thursday, September 14 from 4–6pm
Callbacks: Friday, September 15 from 4–6pm
Rehearsals begin: September 25
Performances: October 27, 28, 29

*To schedule an audition, please email


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