Audition Sign Up Form for Summer Youth Theatre 2018

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

Where: The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722 Free Parking. Bus Route. or 512-478-5282

The VORTEX seeks students ages 13-17 to participate in Summer Youth Theatre 2018 (SYT). Now in its 27th year, this award-winning tuition-free program rehearses and performs evenings and weekends June-July 2018. 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.




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.



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By typing your name below, you agree to give permission for your child to participate in the The VORTEX's Summer Youth Theatre program. - 'I agree that my child will abide by all rules and regulations adopted and published by The VORTEX relating to the operation and conduct of the program and the use of the facilities provided for the program. I understand that the failure of my child to observe these rules and regulations may result in his/her exclusion from participation in the program. I will provide transportation and assist my child in arriving on time. I understand that I must attend the interview/audition with my child by appointment.' A full participation form will be provided upon acceptance into the SYT program.