Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) hosts auditions for actors interested in performing for our classrooms, staged readings and productions. YPT believes that every student has a story worth telling and hires professional actors to help tell these stories. YPT’s actors follow our PLAY acting technique, which includes:
Lifting the words from the page
Active, bold choices
Classroom Acting Opportunities
YPT hires both Equity and non-Equity actors throughout the school year to go directly into elementary, middle and high school classrooms in DC, Maryland and Virginia to bring students’ words to life. YPT’s classroom actors are great at improvisation, possess strong cold reading skills, can play a wide range of characters and respect the ideas and work of young people. In addition, they are professional, reliable, punctual and have daytime availability.
Production Acting Opportunities
Non-Equity actors perform in YPT’s annual New Play Festival, Silence is Violence social justice performance series as well as special projects. YPT’s production actors possess the same skills listed above and have evening availability. Please note that production opportunities are not available for Equity actors.
2018 Audition Dates and Times (please plan to stay for the full hour):
Classroom Acting Auditions take place from 12:00pm - 1:00pm and Production Acting Auditions take place from 6:30pm - 7:30pm on the following dates:
Thursday, January 18
Thursday, February 15
Thursday, March 15
Thursday, June 14
Thursday, July 19
Thursday, August 16
Thursday, September 20
Thursday, October 18
Thursday, November 15
What to Prepare
All actors should bring one hard copy of their headshot and resume to their audition.
For Classroom Acting Auditions, be prepared to engage in a group improvisation activity of performing a play without an ending and to individually perform a side that will be provided at the audition.
For Production Acting Auditions, please prepare a memorized 60-90 second monologue and be ready to perform it again with an adjustment.
Those who wish to audition for both in-classroom and production opportunities should attend the 12:00pm audition time and be prepared to perform their monologue after the main portion of the audition.
How to Submit
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
An electronic version of your headshot and resume
Your preferred audition date and time
The type of YPT acting you’d like to audition for (classroom, production or both)
If accommodation will be needed in order to attend the audition (YPT’s office is on the 3rd floor with no elevator).
Please DO NOT call the YPT main office for questions about auditions. Email your questions to email@example.com and a member of YPT’s Production team will respond.
Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT)
2437 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Dial #012 on the callbox to be buzzed in.
Please visit www.yptdc.org for more information on Young Playwrights’ Theater.
YPT does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Actors of all ethnicities, abilities and genders are strongly encouraged to audition.