Senior Company 2020

Grades 9-12 (maximum of 12 students)
Downtown Toronto
Saturdays from 2PM-5PM, Winter & Spring

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Description

An advanced program for committed students to train intensively in the craft of acting. This year, the program will be inspired by YPT’s Season theme – The Seven Ancestral Teachings, pervasive throughout all First Nations of Turtle Island. Through a combination of working on a short play and professional workshops, Senior Company members will study various established acting techniques, which will develop their performance skills. Students will learn how to approach a variety of scripts and explore their voice as creative artists.

This two-term program culminates in a showcase of the students’ work to be performed on the Mainstage at YPT.  Students will also have an opportunity to participate in the directed readings of our Writers’ Bloc presentations in March.

The Senior Company is for anyone who is interested in:

  • studying a variety of acting techniques,
  • developing in-depth performance skills,
  • working with pivotal texts, and
  • engaging with the wider theatre community.

The Senior Company is dependent upon everyone being present and actively contributing at all times. Please confirm that you can commit to every day of rehearsal and the final performance before applying. 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, by Friday November 29th please submit an Expression of Interest and Registration Form to Emily Langer, Drama School Coordinator, at elanger@youngpeoplestheatre.org. You will be personally contacted with your audition time after submitting these forms. Please note: We will not process your payment until a spot has been offered and accepted by the student.

As spots in the Senior Company are limited, we encourage students who wish to guarantee Winter and/or Spring term programming to simultaneously register for the Gr. 9-12 Advanced Drama class. Payment will be transferred if student is accepted into the Senior Company.

The Audition:

Auditions will be approximately 45 minutes long. The specific requirements for the Senior Company 2020 auditions have not yet been set. There will be an interview with the director of the Senior Company and the Drama School Director, as well as a monologue portion. The additional criteria will be decided on and communicated closer to the time of your audition.

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.org or 416.363.5131 x235.

Registration Package:
Senior Classes

Expression of Interest Form

Performance Calendar

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