Junior Ensemble 2022

Grades 7-8
Online (maximum 12 students)

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Please Note:

  • Due to COVID-19, our previously scheduled in-person Saturday classes at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, have now been moved online for the time being.
  •  Junior Ensemble class WILL take place on Family Day Weekend: Feb. 19 & 20, 2022.
Junior Ensemble
(Jan. 15 – June 18)
9:30AM – 12:30PMOnline$630Marjie Chud

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 perform in-person come the Spring, we will be determining at a later date how we will negotiate the final performance.

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 2022.

Audition Information

Admission is by audition. Students auditioning will be required to attend an individual online audition.

Individual Auditions (30 minutes)

An individual 30-minute audition can be chosen from within the following time-frames:

Tuesday, Jan. 4 | 4PM-8PM
OR Wednesday, Jan. 5 | 4PM-8PM

  • 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.

Please contact Taranjot Bamrah, Education & Participation Communications Coordinator, tbamrah@youngpeoplestheatre.org, to schedule an audition, indicating your complete availability for the two individual audition days. Kindly send this 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 12, 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.

See the class schedule here.

Additional Information

Questions? Contact us at YPTDramaSchool@youngpeoplestheatre.org.

Registration Package:
Senior Classes

Performance Calendar