National Youth Arts - ArtsDig - Resource for youth arts

Audition Listings

Auditions for Young Actors Held for

Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players

 

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players holds auditions for DUCKREST: An Ostracized Ostrich’s Tale of Redemption,  the latest work by published playwright Victoria Sayeg, based on a story by Sayeg and Amy Moore.  Sayeg will also direct the new play open to performers age 7-14.   Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19 by appointment only at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive. Time slots begin at 9:45 am on Saturday and 11:15 am on Sunday.  Actors are requested to prepare a one-minute memorized monologue and should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.   Each audition will last one hour and fifteen minutes and will consist of performing the monologue, and may include improvisation, cold reading, and movement.     Performances are Saturdays, October 13 and 20, 2018. 

All participants must be at least 7 years old and not yet 15 years old by October 20, 2018.  Character descriptions and all other information is available on the YAE web site.  Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:45 pm to 6:45 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.   All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Wednesday, August 22 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. If cast, there is a $180 participation fee.  Financial Assistance is available. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com  to make an audition appointment and to see frequently asked questions. 

           About the new play: Where do the ducks go when the pond freezes over? Well, to Duckfest, of course! Except this year, a bizarre beach encounter between the ducks and a lone ostrich reminds us to accept others for who they are, and that no flock is complete without at least one silly goose!  Victoria Sayeg has written and directed several productions for Young Artists Ensemble, after studying theatre at South Coast Repertory and Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory.  She has had three plays published by Dramatic Publishing, a publishing house for plays and musicals since 1885.             

            Hillcrest Players gives young people an opportunity to flex their artistic muscles in a less demanding arena than a full-length production.   The one-act plays provide young performers with a positive experience to increase self-esteem, self-awareness and self-discipline. 

                                                           

DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS

DUCKFEST Auditions

WHAT: DUCKFEST: An Ostracized Ostrich’s Tale of Redemption – Where do the ducks go when the pond freezes over? Well, to Duckfest, of course! Except this year, a bizarre beach encounter between the ducks and a lone ostrich reminds us to accept others for who they are, and that no flock is complete without at least one silly goose.

 

WHEN:

AUDITION TIME SLOTS:

Saturday, August 18 at 9:45 and 11:15

Sunday, August 19 at 11:15 and 12:45


WHERE:  

Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA


HOW:  (805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com for audition appointment, character information and frequently asked questions.


PROCESS: Please prepare a one minute monologue or poem and wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in.  Be prepared to do improv, cold reading and movement.


IF CAST:  There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 – 7:00pm.  Rehearsals are held Mondays and Wednesdays 4:45 – 6:45, Saturdays 9:00 – 1:00.

 

THERE’S MORE!

DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS

DUCKFEST

By Victoria Sayeg

PERFORMANCES

WHAT: DUCKFEST: An Ostracized Ostrich’s Tale of Redemption – Where do the ducks go when the pond freezes over? Well, to Duckfest, of course! Except this year, a bizarre beach encounter between the ducks and a lone ostrich reminds us to accept others for who they are, and that no flock is complete without at least one silly goose.  Hillcrest Players gives young people an opportunity to flex their artistic muscles in a less demanding arena than a full-length production.   The one-act plays provide young performers with a positive experience to increase self-esteem, self-awareness and self-discipline.  

WHEN:

Saturdays, October 13 & 20, 2018 at 1:00 and 3:00 pm


Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA


HOW: 
(805) 381-1246 or 
www.yaeonline.com


TICKETS: 
$12 for all ages

10% discount for groups of ten or more


OTHER: 
Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246. 

 

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for its upcoming production, Addams Family Young@Partfor ages 12-18.

Auditions take place Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., with rehearsals beginning Thursday, August 16.

Performances take place September 27-30, 2018.

Cost: The tuition and costume fee for this production is $325. 10% sibling discount. Scholarships are available for participants who might otherwise not be able to participate. 

 

Audition Prep: Audition Preparation Workshops will be held on Thursday, August 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. and Friday, August 10, from 6-7:30 p.m. at MTA.

.