Actors Ensemble

About the Program

This company offers young actors in middle school (grades 6–8) and high school (grades 9–12) an opportunity to study a different acting focus/specialty each semester under the guidance of a master teaching artist/director. Acceptance into the Ensemble is by audition only and actors will be expected to attend every rehearsal. The Actors Ensemble will culminate in a public matinee performance for family and friends in the Garret, the intimate fifth-floor space at The Geary Theater.

The emphasis in the Actors Ensemble will always be on acting, while keeping production values to the necessary minimum. As members of the YC Actors Ensemble, actors will be encouraged to make mistakes, to accept risks and to allow room in their work for more spontaneity, honesty and personal connection. We are looking for a company of dedicated, committed and adventurous actors. We will expect that you have already gained some experience on-stage and acquired some basic skills. Our texts will be challenging and tailored to an experimental short time-frame.

Tuition: Tuition for participation in the Actors Ensemble is $575 for the Fall and $575 for the Spring.

Scholarships Available

YC Performance Opportunities are considered educational acting classes, and projects carry various tuition amounts for participation. We do offer partial and full scholarships, and financial circumstances do not affect casting or participation in any way.

Email for more information about scholarships and financial aid.

All Students Welcome

Students of all abilities, racial identities, and gender identities are welcome and encouraged to audition for YC programs.

Actors Ensemble 2019–20 Season

  • HS Fall 2019 will feature a Making Physical Theater focus led by artist and clown Josh Matthews.
  • HS Spring 2020 will feature a Chekhov/Ibsen focus led by artist and theater-maker Domenique Lozano.
  • MS Spring 2020 will be led by artist and theater-maker Andy Alabran

Check Back Soon!

All auditions for the YC 2019–20 Season have passed. Start preparing now for future YC auditions with our Spring Classes 2020!



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