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 (2019–20 Season)

 

DAY & TIME   SHOW/PROGRAM

 

Junior (Grades 3–5)


Tue Sep 17    &
4–8 p.m.

Wed Sep 18
4–8 p.m.

A Christmas Carol (2019)

 

Middle School (Grades 6–8)


Tue Aug 20
4–8 p.m.

Cabaret Ensemble—CLOSED
Check back soon for Spring audition info!

Tue Sep 17    &
4–8 p.m.

Wed Sep 18
4–8 p.m.

A Christmas Carol (2019)

 

High School (Grades 9–12)


Thu Aug 20    &
4–7 p.m.

Sat Aug 24
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Cabaret/Musical Ensemble—CLOSED
Check back soon for more YC performance opportunities!
 

Sat Aug 24     &
2–5 p.m.

Tue Aug 27
4–7 p.m.

Student One-Minute Play Festival (Actors & Actor/Playwrights)

Sat Aug 24     &
2–5 p.m.

Tue Aug 27
4–7 p.m.

Student One-Minute Play Festival (Playwrights)
—No prior playwriting experience necessary!

Tue Sep 10
4–7 p.m.
 

  Actors Ensemble


Show/Program Descriptions

 

A Christmas Carol (JR, MS)

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: 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

Audition

1- Completed Application Form
2- Headshot (recent photo)
3- Resume (if available)

Student One-Minute Play Festival (HS)

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: Saturday, August 24 (2–5 p.m.) & 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

Audition

Actors Ensemble (HS)

Now in its second season, this company offers serious young actors ages 14–19 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.

Audition Date: Tuesday, September 10, (4–7 p.m.)

Audition Requirements: Please prepare a memorized 1-1 ½ minute monologue from a play, and be prepared to read sides from a play that will be emailed to you upon receiving an audition slot. During your audition you will also participate group movement/warm-up exercises, so please be sure to dress comfortably. Bring a headshot and resume if you have one, otherwise, we will have audition forms to fill out.

Audition Materials

1- Fall 2019 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 Semester 2019: Tuesday, August 20 (4–7 p.m.)
  • Spring Semester 2020: Tuesday, January 14 (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

Auditions—CLOSED

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

High School Cabaret/Musical Ensembles

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

Audition Date: 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.

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