First Stage Young Company
WHAT IS IT? For high school actors who want to take their work to the next level, First Stage offers the Young Company, the nationally renowned training program for high school age actors. Meeting throughout the year, the Young Company is the college-level actor training program at First Stage Theater Academy. Accepted students will complete course work in Advanced Acting, Voice, Movement, Viewpoints, Shakespeare and electives ranging from Auditioning to Stage Combat to Dialects. In addition the Young Company hosts Master classes with guest artists from across the nation, travels annually to compete at the Utah Shakespeare Festival High School Acting Competition, and hosts an overnight training program at American Players Theatre in Spring Green. The Young Company also produces two to three performance projects each season.
WHO IS IT FOR? For actors entering 9-11 grade who wish to take their actor training to the next level.
HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED EACH YEAR? We generally accept 20-25 new students each year.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO FOR THE AUDITION? Please prepare two contrasting memorized monologues, one classical (preferably Shakespeare), and one contemporary. There will also be an interview component to the audition. Plan to arrive a few minutes prior to your scheduled audition time to complete paperwork.
If you have any questions, please contact Matt Daniels, Director of the Young Company, at [email protected].