Junior Ensemble 2021

Grades 7-8
Online (maximum 10 students)
Saturdays from 2PM-5PM, Winter & Spring

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A comprehensive program designed for young actors in Gr. 7 and 8 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 June. As we are unable to know the exact circumstances of our ability to meet in-person come the Spring, we will be determining at a later date whether the final performance can be live in-person or live online.

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.

We are excited to announce that Marjie Chud will return to her role as director of our Junior Ensemble 2021.

Audition Information

Admission is by online audition. Auditions will take place over the course of two days.

DAY 1 (30 minutes)

Monday, December 7 | 3:30PM-8:30PM
OR Tuesday, December 8 | 3:30PM-8:30PM

  • 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 such as a monologue or poem. We encourage you to choose a subject for your monologue that is of special interest to you personally, while also speaking from the perspective of a very specific character. The student should expect to receive direction on their performance, which will involve performing it more than once. We encourage students to consider the space they will perform in, and how they can best use it to support the story they are sharing.

DAY 2 (45 minutes)

Wednesday, December 9 | 4:30-5:15PM OR 5:30-6:15PM

  • Group Class: A 45-minute class during which the group will warm-up, play improvisation games, as well as engage in some brief scene creation exercises.

Please contact Emily Langer, Drama School Coordinator, elanger@youngpeoplestheatre.org to schedule your audition indicating your preferred day/time along with a completed Registration Form for the Junior Ensemble.

*Please note: We will not process your payment until a spot in the Junior Ensemble has been offered and accepted by the student and parent/caregiver. As spots in the Junior Ensemble are limited to a maximum of 10, we encourage students who wish to guarantee Winter 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.

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 us at YPTDramaSchool@youngpeoplestheatre.org.

Registration Package:
Senior Classes

Performance Calendar