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.
School of the Performing Arts at theREP
Summer Stage Young Acting Company
Directed by: Margaret E. Hall
Audition Date: Monday, May 8, 2017 | Time: 5-8pm | Location: 111 North Pearl St.
*BY APPOINTMENT ONLY*
To Audition Please Prepare:
1. A short, 1-minute, fully memorized monologue
2. Bring your headshot and resume stapled together
3. Please fill out, and bring with you, the audition sheet that can be found online at www.capitalrep.org
Rehearsals & Master Classes: July 24 - August 9, 2017; 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri.
Performances (on theREP’s Stage): August 10-13, 2017
Tuition: $720 for three weeks. Scholarships available.
15 to 18 young actors/actresses to form the company that will perform the six winning plays from theREP’s Young Playwright Contest:
The Convoluted Life of Jazmine Blossom by Andrew Sabo (Hudson Falls HS)
Jazmine Blossom: African-American transgender (male to female) teenager; wants to fit in. Just moved to a new town/school with her mom and sister having grown lived in a city until now.
Christie Blossom: Jazmine’s younger sister; supportive and precocious.
Jada Blossom: Jazmine’s vibrant and supportive mom.
Montgomery Henrick: teenage boy; goes to school with Jazmine, and the Blossom’s new neighbor.
Familiar Faces by Eden Weinstein (Bethlehem Central HS)
Gabe: A young man in his mid-twenties. Quirky, a little shy, and always trying to seem cool yet not quite succeeding.
Ally: A woman in her mid-twenties. Confident, upbeat, and always wanting to be the center of attention.
Stacy: A woman in her mid-twenties.
Young Gabe: Boy – plays Gabe’s younger self in a flashback – aged 11-13.
Various Supermarket Shoppers
Crash Landing by Jaimie Gaskell (Greenwich Jr/Sr HS)
Pilot: The goofy, slightly clumsy, sidekick to the crime fighting superhero Zattica. Always happy to help.
Brianna: Middle school student; shy and afraid of the dark; unhappily shares a room with her big sister.
Winnie: Brianna’s older sister. Incredibly self-absorbed. Loves to pick on her sister. Infatuated with Zattica and Pilot.
Kennedy: Winnie’s BFF. Staying the night at Winnie’s house. Distraught at having been out of school when Zattica and Pilot were there to save the day. Nicer than Winnie, but doesn’t always show it.
Inside My Head by Joshua Kenna (Rensselaer Jr/Sr HS)
Ethan Kenniston/Ethan’s Conscience: 21 years old; autistic – high functioning and non-verbal. *The audience will hear his thoughts via his conscience.*
Jane Kenniston: Ethan’s mom. Struggling to deal with Ethan’s diagnosis and growth; wants what is best for him. At odds with her husband.
Jack Kenniston: Ethan’s dad. Wants what is best for his son, and tries to take the “logical” route to the “problem.” At odds with his wife.
Doctor Stevens: Ethan’s doctor. An expert in her field.
Edward Kenniston: Ethan’s younger brother. A jock. Loves his brother, but often gets very frustrated with him.
Curiosity Killed the Cat by Morgan Hughes (Schenectady HS)
Leon Lewis: 19-year old college student sent back in time for a school project. Questions the laws imposed on time travel. From the year 2082.
Grace Johnson: 23-year old movie star. The subject of Leon’s school project. In a state of shock to find a stranger in her home, believes he is a stalker rather than from the future. From the year 2038.
Though I Walk Through the Valley by S.E. Vatalaro (Shaker HS)
Jealousy: Outgoing, somewhat greedy, she is the leader of every conversation.
Justice: Blind. Generally calm but she is prone to outbursts of self-righteousness.
Beauty: Male or Female. Gorgeous and patient, but somewhat vain.
Hate: Furious with his own lot in life and distain for almost everyone around him.
Love: The one person who doesn’t set Hate off as much. He’s stupidly optimistic.
Misery: An excellent host, and excellent friend…she’s a terrible reader of social cues.
Irony: Sometimes a bit tardy, but he’s never too late.
Students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to audition. All roles are open.
||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 www.capitalrep.org 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