Audition Sign Up Form for Summer Youth Theatre 2017
By Sinclair Lewis
To fill out an application online, please use the form below. To receive an application by mail or to set up audition/interview time, please contact Bonnie Cullum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722 Free Parking. Bus Route. www.vortexrep.org or 512-478-5282
The VORTEX seeks students ages 13-17 to participate in Summer Youth Theatre 2017 (SYT). Now in its 26th year, this award-winning tuition-free program rehearses and performs evenings and weekends June 3-July 29, 2017. Rehearsals culminate in a full production presented to the public over two weekends. Students of any ethnicity, heritage, gender, disability, or economic challenge, and students of all experience levels are welcome to audition for a diverse youth ensemble that will train, rehearse, and perform. SYT teams students with adult theatre professionals and provides them with experience in all aspects of theatre including acting, technical theatre, design, and publicity. Prior to the audition/interview, students must fill out a short application and prepare a memorized, one-minute monologue from a play. A parent or guardian is also required to attend the interview.
Summer Youth Theatre is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
ABOUT THE PLAY
ABOUT THE VORTEX’S SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE
For several generations, SYT has provided quality theatre to Austin audiences. This project teams adult professionals with students to create high-caliber theatrical productions of world-class literature. The Austin Chronicle named SYT “Best Theatre Program that Treats Kids like Grownups.” Nominated for dozens of local awards, SYT has been recognized with B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Production of a Play for Children for The Commedia of Errors, Outstanding Direction of a Play for Children for The Commedia of Errors, The Physicists, Moby Dick, and The Frogs, Outstanding Acting for The Physicists and Moby Dick, and Outstanding Sound Design for Machinal. Every year, students work with adult artists who are among the most celebrated theatre professionals in Austin. Producing Artistic Director, Bonnie Cullum, who founded SYT in 1991, was inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame in 2009.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR