Senior Company 2021
Online (maximum of 10 students)
Saturdays from 2PM-5PM, Winter & Spring
Senior Company is an advanced program is for committed students seeking to train intensively in the craft of acting. Through a combination of working on a short play and professional workshops, Senior Company members will learn how to lift the script off the page, and explore their voice as creative artists. The class takes place on Saturdays, 2-5PM, throughout the Winter and Spring. We are going to be online this Winter, and will provide more details about the Spring in the New Year as we know more about our ability to meet in-person.
This two-term program culminates in a presentation of the students’ work to be performed in June. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in the directed readings of our Writers’ Bloc presentations in March.
We are excited to announce that Peter Fernandes will be the director of our Senior Company 2021, Winter Term. Peter is an award-winning performer, who comes to us direct from the Shaw Festival. He brings fantastic energy and expertise, and we know this year will be an exciting and fun one.
Hannah Wayne-Phillips will be the director of our Senior Company 2021, Spring Term. Hannah graduated with an MFA in Performance from York University and has written, directed and produced two shows, Lighthouse and Fifteen both of which were mounted in Hamilton, Ontario. Her recent acting credits include Boeing Boeing, Crimes of the Heart (Watermark Theatre); King Lear, Twelfth Night (Canadian Stage); Living With Olivia Cadence Donovan (Red Wit Theatre); Merchant of Venice, Dream Play, Three Sisters, Richard II, Alkestis (Theatre @ York). This summer she’ll be appearing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Puck at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival.
The audition process this year involves two things:
- An Expression of Interest form to be submitted by Monday, November 30.
- An online audition (30 minutes):
a) An interview with the director of the Senior Company and the Drama School Director.
b) A memorized contemporary monologue, selected from provided options. Please choose a selection that is meaningful to you, regardless of the gender of the piece. Please be prepared to be redirected once.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 | 3:30PM-8:30PM
Friday, Dec. 4 | 3:30PM-8:30PM
If you wish to audition, kindly email Emily Langer, Drama School Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, letting her know of your availability over the two audition dates.
If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to email Liz Pounsett, Drama School Director, at email@example.com.
Please note: We will not process your payment until a spot in the Senior Company has been offered and accepted by the student and parent/caregiver. As spots in the Senior Company are limited to a maximum of 10, we encourage students who wish to guarantee Winter term programming to simultaneously register for the Gr. 9-12 Drama class of their choice. Payment will be transferred if student is accepted into the Senior Company.
Bursaries for the Drama School and the Senior Company are funded in part by a generous donation from Ada Slaight.
Download a copy of the class schedule here.
Questions? Contact us at YPTDramaSchool@youngpeoplestheatre.org.