Performance Opportunities

About YC Performance Opportunities

In addition to year-round training in our classes, we offer audition-only performance opportunities for young actors to apply what they’re studying in classes to the stage.

Scholarships Available

Email youngconservatory@act-sf.org 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.

Auditions Now Open!


Email ycauditions@act-sf.org to schedule an audition or for more information about YC Performance Opportunities.



Questions?

Visit our YC FAQ page or email youngconservatory@act-sf.org



Audition Dates (Winter/Spring 2020)

 

DAY & TIME   SHOW/PROGRAM

 

Junior (Grades 3–5)

There are currently no upcoming auditions for our Junior level students at this time. Please check out our Winter Classes Schedule for other training opportunities.


 

Middle School (Grades 6–8)


Tue Dec 3
4–6 p.m.

Cabaret Ensemble (Spring 2020)

Thu Dec 5
4–6 p.m

NEW!Middle School Actors Ensemble (Spring 2020)
—with Master Artist Andy Alabran

 

High School (Grades 9–12)


Wed Dec 11    &
4–6 p.m.

Sat Dec 14
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka
—YC Spring 2020 Play, Directed by Bob Shryock
 

Thu Dec 12     &
4–7 p.m.

Sat Dec 14
2–3 p.m.

The Code by The Kilbanes
—YC Summer 2020 Musical, Directed by Jessica Holt

Tue Dec 10
4–6 p.m.
 

  High School Actors Ensemble (Spring 2020)
—Chekhov & Ibsen with Master Artist Domenique Lozano


Show/Program Descriptions

 

Actors Ensemble (MS, HS)

This company offers serious young actors in grades 6–12 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 culminates in a performance for family and friends in the Garret at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater. Click here for more program information.

Middle School Actors Ensemble


Audition Date
: Thursday, December 5 (4–6 p.m.)

Audition Requirements: Please prepare a memorized 1-minute monologue from a play, and be prepared to read sides (short scenes) from a play that will be available at the auditions. Bring a current photo or headshot and resume if you have one—otherwise, we will have audition forms to fill out. If you have any questions about the audition requirements, please email ycauditions@act-sf.org and we will be happy to help you!

Tuition: Tuition for participation in the Actors Ensemble is $575.00 for the spring. Partial and full scholarships are available for all students—to request an application, please email youngconservatory@act-sf.org

Audition Materials

1- Spring 2020 Info Page & Instructor Bio
2- Full Schedule

Audition

High School Actors Ensemble


Audition Dates:

  • Fall 2019 (PASSED): Tuesday, September 10 (4–7 p.m.)
  • Spring 2020: Tuesday, December 10 (4–6 p.m.)

 

Audition Requirements: Please prepare a memorized 1-minute monologue from a play, and be prepared to read sides (short scenes) from a play that will be available at the auditions. Bring a current photo or headshot and resume if you have one—otherwise, we will have audition forms to fill out. If you have any questions about the audition requirements, please email ycauditions@act-sf.org and we will be happy to help you!

Tuition: Tuition for participation in the Actors Ensemble is $575.00 for the spring. Partial and full scholarships are available for all students—to request an application, please email youngconservatory@act-sf.org

 

Audition Materials

1- 2019–20 Season Info Page & Instructor Bio
2- Full Schedule

Audition

Cabaret Program (MS, HS)

This audition-only program is for exceptional musical theater students in grades 6-8 (Middle School Cabaret Ensemble) or 9–12 (High School Musical Ensemble and Cabaret Ensemble). Students who are accepted into the program can expect weekly rigorous training to develop their vocal and acting techniques that culminate in performances for friends and family in the Geary Theater’s Garret Space. This is a great opportunity for you to hone your artistry with focused and eager peers! Click here for more program information.

Middle School Cabaret Ensemble

Audition Dates:

  • Fall 2019 (PASSED): Tuesday, August 20 (4–7 p.m.)
  • Spring 2020: Wednesday, December 4 (4–7 p.m.)

 

Audition Requirements: Two contrasting musical theater 32-bar songs. Bring sheet music in your key (recommended format: 2-sided and 3-hole punched in a binder with the 32 bar cut clearly marked).

Tuition: Tuition for participation in the Middle School Cabaret Ensemble is $575 for the Fall and $575 for the Spring. Scholarships are available.

Audition Materials

1- Participation Guidelines
2- Full Schedule

Audition

High School Cabaret/Musical Ensembles—CLOSED

Auditionees will be considered for both groups. Both are highly competitive and offer equally rigorous training and performance opportunities.

Audition Dates (PASSED): Thursday, Aug 22 (4–7 p.m.) or Saturday, Aug 24 (10 a.m.–2 p.m.)

Please note: we hold just one (1) audition for the high school cabaret groups in late summer, and the Ensembles are selected for the entire 9-month season from September to May.

Audition Requirements: Two contrasting musical theater 32-bar songs. Bring sheet music in your key (recommended format: 2-sided and 3-hole punched in a binder with the 32 bar cut clearly marked).

*For those who would like to be considered for the new musical in development The Code by The Kilbanes, please prepare as one of your song cuts something in the pop/rock genre (songs from jukebox musicals are fine, or pop artists such as Adele, Aretha Franklin, Sam Smith, Katie Perry, Rihanna, etc.).

Tuition: Tuition for participation in the High School Cabaret or Musical Ensemble is $1150 for the entire season of training and performances. Scholarships are available.

Audition Materials

1- Participation Guidelines
2- Full Cabaret Ensemble Schedule
3- Full Musical Ensemble Schedule

Auditions—CLOSED

Check out other
YC Performance Opportunities
at the top of this page.

Anon(ymous) (HS)

by Naomi Iizuka, Directed by Bob Shryock

The YC is seeking actors currently in grades 9–12 of diverse backgrounds for our Spring play, which centers around a young boy in search of a family. This production contains roles of varying sizes and also includes an ensemble that moves well, who will perform in The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater in Spring 2020.

Begin in the middle. On the border. On the crossing. Begin in the place in between. In this adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey, newly arrived refugee Anon fights to hold onto his identity in the vast melting pot of contemporary America. As he journeys across the country in search of his mother, he confronts exploitative businessmen, clueless government officials, and fellow refugees clamoring to not be forgotten. A poetic tale of borders and biases, playwright Naomi Iizuka's Anon(ymous) explores what it means to find your home.

Audition Dates: Wednesday, December 11 (4–6 p.m.) and Saturday, December 14 (10 a.m.–2 p.m.)

Audition Requirements: Auditionees will be asked to select a short piece of text to memorize from the script and present at auditions. We will provide a few options to choose from when you sign up for an audition slot.

Tuition: TK

Audition Materials

1- Anon(ymous) info page 
2- Full Schedule

Audition

The Code (HS)

by The Kilbanes, Directed by Jessica Holt

The YC is seeking singer-actors ages 14–19 of diverse backgrounds for our Summer Musical. Commissioned for A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory, this new rock musical by the Kilbanes (Weightless) will make its world premiere at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater in Summer 2020.

Libraries, they’re full of secrets. All seven members of St. Jude Prep’s Senior Seminar are sequestered in the library, waiting to discover which one of them stole the final exam and must face expulsion. When they find a secret stash of school memorabilia, mysteries emerge and history comes alive as the past and present intertwine.

Audition Dates: Thursday, December 12 (4–7 p.m.) and Saturday, December 14 (2–3 p.m.)

Audition Requirements: Auditionees will be given specific guidelines for the musical audition upon emailing for an audition slot.

Tuition: The Young Conservatory productions are considered educational acting classes, and this project carries a tuition of $975.00 for participation. We do, however, offer partial and full scholarships, and financial circumstances do not affect casting or participation in any way.

Audition Materials

1- The Code info page
2- Full Schedule

Audition

PASSED
A Christmas Carol (JR, MS)—CLOSED

The annual holiday classic A Christmas Carol at A.C.T. returns! This production features 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. Please download and read all of the documents below, and upload your completed application, resume and photo to receive an audition slot.

Audition Dates (PASSED): Tuesday, September 17 (4–8 p.m.) and Wednesday, September 18 (4–8 p.m.); Callbacks are Thursday, September 19 (4–8 p.m.)

Audition Requirements: Please read the Carol Casting Announcement for details

Tuition: There is no tuition for participation in A Christmas Carol.

Audition Materials

1- Welcome Letter
2- Carol FAQ
3- Full Rehearsal & Performance Calendar
4- Casting Announcement

Application Form

Please complete this application form and submit along with other materials

Auditions—CLOSED

Check out other
YC Performance Opportunities
at the top of this page.

PASSED
Student One-Minute Play Festival (HS)—CLOSED

The 2019 YC Fall production will be a Student One-Minute Play Festival, featuring up to 60 one-minute plays written and performed by youth from A.C.T.’s YC and Education programs and other communities (ages 14-19) under the guidance of Dominic D’Andrea, founder and producing artistic director of the One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), with additional artistic direction of plays by four local directors from the Bay Area. Performances will take place at The Strand’s Rueff Theater in San Francisco. The two-day retreat on Sept 7 & 8 will be an intensive community-building experience during which students will reflect on the world they want to see, and begin to brainstorm the material to inspire the one-minute plays they will write. We are seeking students ages 14-19 who are interested in participating in the production as playwrights, actors or actor/playwrights who are available for the retreat and for all rehearsal/performance dates. We encourage students of diverse backgrounds and experience levels to apply or interview!

Audition/Interview Dates (PASSED): Saturday, August 24 (2–5 p.m.) and Tuesday, August 27 (4–6:30 p.m.)

Audition Requirements (Actors & Actor/Playwrights): These audition/interview slots are only for students interested in being cast as actors in the project. Students may audition to be Actors only, or Actor/Playwrights. For actors, we will send sides (a short scene) ahead of time upon signing up for an audition slot. For those interested in playwriting as well, please bring a very short writing sample from you own life, a resume if you have one, and be prepared to provide a little information about yourself, so we can get to know you.

Audition Requirements (Playwrights): Those who want to participate as playwrights only (no experience necessary!) please bring a very short writing sample from your own life, and a resume if you have one. Please be prepared to provide a little information about yourself, so we can get to know you.

Tuition: Tuition for participation in the One Minute Play Festival is $300. Scholarships and some travel stipends are available and casting or participation is not affected by financial ability.

Audition Materials

1- Overview
2- Full Schedule

Auditions—CLOSED

Check out other
YC Performance Opportunities
at the top of this page.

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