Summer Stage Young Acting Company


Summer Stage Young Acting Company

  • Tuition $720
  • July 24-August 13, 2017
  • M-F 9am-4pm
  • Ages 13-19
  • Performances August 10-13
  • Intermediate to advanced levels

Young Actors between the ages of 13 through 19, interested in honing their skills and performing on theREP’s professional stage are invited to audition for theREP’s 2017 Summer Stage Young Acting Company! This company makes up the performers that will bring the five winning-plays from theREP’s Young Playwright Contest to life. Members of the Young Acting Company will receive daily classes in: acting, speech for the stage, character development and stage movement from professionals in the field. Company members are also guaranteed at least 2-speaking roles within the 5 winning selections.

The program runs Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, from July 24 through August 13, 2017 with performances running August 10–13, 2017.

Auditions for theREP’s 2017 Summer Stage Young Acting Company will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10am-2pm, at theREP (111 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207) by appointment only.


Audition Information

  1. Please prepare a short, 1-minute, monologue.
  2. If you can play an instrument, please come prepared to show that ability.
  3. Please bring your headshot and resume stapled together.
  4. Those auditioning should also bring the audition sheet, downloadable from and available in hard copy at auditions.
  5. To schedule your audition appointment, please contact Charlie Owens.

Tuition: $720 for the 3-week program. Scholarships available.  For more information contact Education Program Manager, Katherine Stephens or (518)-383-3884 x168

*Stay tuned – via and theREP’s Facebook pages – for updated audition information, which will include a character breakdown once the winning-plays have been selected.


Margaret E. Hall (Director) is an International director, Equity stage manager and drama teacher.  She currently holds the position of Assistant to the Artistic Directorat Capital Repertory Theatre, where she has the privilege of directing the company’s On-The-Go! in-School Touring Productions such as: They Built America: Workers of the Erie Canal, Pure Poe, The Remarkable and Perplexing Case of Henry Hudson!, Harriet Tells It Like It Is!, An Iliad, and Shakespeare: The Remix; as well as theREP’s summer youth productions. Other directorial credits include: Circus Olympus, Into the Woods Jr., Disney’s The Aristocats Kid’s’, Peter Pan and Wendy, and The Wizard of Oz. Margaret is a proud member of Actors Equity and Conflict Relief, the Arab Israeli Theatre Collaboration. Her skills and training have taken her to Bali, Scotland, Austria, Russia, England, Romania, and to several U.S. States. Margaret holds a BA in Theatre Arts from SUNY New Paltz, and an MFA in Theatre Directing from the University of Essex in London.

Summer Stage Assistant to the Director, Acting Teacher and SM Kristyn Youngblood is thrilled to return to theRep this summer! Kristyn is an actress, teaching artist, and proud local member of Actor's Equity. She was most recently seen on stage at Capital Repertory Theatre in A Christmas Carol, as well as in the “On the Go!” School Tours of They Built America: The Workers of the Erie Canal and The Remarkable and Perplexing Case of Henry Hudson. Kristyn graduated summa cum laude from the University at Albany's Theatre Department. She has been teaching drama throughout the Capital Region for three years, and was involved with The Valatie Community Theatre for four years as director and stage manager for their summer youth program.



For more information and to audition visit or contact Katherine Stephens, Education Program Manager at (518)-382-3884 x168. Questions can be sent to Margaret E. Hall, Assistant to the Artistic Director