Please use the form below to inform us of your interest in auditioning for an Upcoming Production, Theater Ensemble or to be contacted for any upcoming opportunities.
About Theater Ensembles:
Yocum Players (Ages 8 – 12)
Christine Cieplinski & Theater Faculty
For younger actors who are serious about learning skills as an actor and want to experience more. All are expected to spend time outside of class memorizing lines and rehearsals leading to performances may be added. A supportive atmosphere for learning and growing as an actor and well-rounded theater person who understands all of the elements and positions it takes to put a production together.
Fall Audition Date: Sept. 4th at 5:00 PM
Tues. 4:45 – 6:15 PM | Tuition $225 Semester/ $56.25 Monthly (September – January)
Junior Theater Ensemble (Ages 12 – 15)
Joel Gori & Theater Faculty
By Audition Only: Students will study acting and how to devise new theater works in a master class setting. Refine improvisation skills, learn to build characters, and work as an ensemble leading up to performances of various theatrical styles. Those accepted into the Jr. Ensemble will be expected to work between classes on assignments leading to productions and performance opportunities in the community. Jr. Ensemble members will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the Teen Ensemble. Some rehearsal time outside of the weekly time may be needed which will be arranged on a per project basis.
Fall Audition date: Sept. 6th 5:00 PM
Thurs. 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Tuition $225 Semester/ $56.25 Monthly (September – January)
Theater Talent Scholarship Ensemble (Ages 14+)
Beverly Houck & Guest Theater Faculty
By Audition Only: Open to actors in 8th – 12th grade, ages 14+. Ready to take your acting to the next level? Want to create a change in your community? The Scholarship Teen Ensemble is for serious acting students who want to learn and perform in a focused and performance-driven company. Building on the fundamentals of acting, teens meet weekly throughout the year to explore advanced improvisation, scripted theater, new works, and, in addition to family-friendly offerings, performances focused on social issues affecting teens and young people today. With performances in the Berks County area, master classes with guest teachers, and optional tours that occur during school hours, members of the Ensemble are given opportunities to develop skills they need to thrive and shine in any performance endeavor.
Fall Audition date: Sept. 6th at 6:30 PM
Thurs. 6:00 – 8:30 PM $40 annual fee
Audition Info for Upcoming Primary Stages’ Productions:
The Elves and the Shoemaker*
by EA Alexander & Margie Royal
Directed by Joel Gori
BRIGHTON, one of Santa’s elves M/F age 13+
BAXTER, one of Santa’s elves M/F age 13+
TIGER THE CAT, the Shoemakers’ cat M/F age 13-50
MR. SHOEMAKER M age 30-70
MRS. SHOEMAKER F age 30-70
LADY/ LORD MARILYN, personal shopper for the King M/F age 16-70
MRS CLAUS F age 30-70
LADY/ LORD KIM, personal shopper for the Queen M/F age 16-70
Performances are held on Saturday Mornings, Sunday Afternoons and an evening performance. Nov. 17 – Dec. 22nd. More specifics to be provided. Rehearsals will be held 2-4 times a week, starting the week of Oct. 14th.
AUDITION: Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM
Prepare to read sides from the script and sing a short song from either the musical theater genre or a holiday tune.
Performances March 16-April 7, 2019
TOURING production to Berks County Schools in 2019
*Actors are paid a performers stipend
Auditions are held at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education.