Junior Ensemble 2020

Grades 7-8 (maximum of 12 students)
Downtown Toronto
Saturdays from 2PM-5PM, Winter & Spring

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Description

A comprehensive program designed for young actors who demonstrate a readiness for more advanced theatre training and wish to create and perform their own play. Over two terms, students will develop into a cohesive ensemble using theatre performance and collective creation skills. This program culminates in a devised play to be performed in the Studio Theatre at YPT.

The Junior Ensemble is a collective creation process, and is dependent upon everyone being present and actively contributing at all times. Please confirm with your parents and caregivers, before applying, that you can commit to every day of rehearsal and the final performance. Attendance at all rehearsals and the final performance is mandatory.

Audition Dates:
Friday, November 29 | 4:30PM-8PM
Saturday, November 30 | 10AM-2PM

Admission by audition: In order to be scheduled for the audition, please contact Emily Langer, Drama School Coordinator, at 416.363.5131 x263 or elanger@youngpeoplestheatre.ca. You will be required to submit a completed Registration Form for Junior Ensemble. You will be personally contacted with your audition time after submitting this form. Please note: We will not process your payment until a spot has been offered and accepted by the student and parent/caregiver.

As spots in the Junior Ensemble are limited, we encourage students who wish to guarantee Winter and/or Spring term programming to simultaneously register for the Gr. 7-8 Drama class of their choice. Payment will be transferred if student is accepted into the Junior Ensemble.

The Audition

Auditions will be approximately 30 minutes long. There are 3 parts to the audition:

  • Interview:A short interview with the director of the Junior Ensemble and the Drama School Director.
  • Monologue:A one-minute performance of an original piece of writing created and memorized by the student. This may be written in any form including a first person monologue or poem. The student should expect to receive direction on their performance, which will involve performing it more than once.
  • Improvisation:A brief improvisation with one or two other students who are also auditioning.

 

IMPORTANT: Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that allow you to move freely.


Bursaries for the Drama School and the Junior Ensemble are funded in part by a generous donation from Ada Slaight.

Download a copy of the class schedule here.

Additional Information

Questions? Contact Drama School Assistant at dsassistant(at)youngpeoplestheatre.ca or 416.363.5131 x235.

Registration Package:
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Performance Calendar

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