This is an audition only program that gives participants an incredible experience diving into the world of professional theatre. Youth Artists will work with core YES Theatre company members to mount a full scale production that culminates in performances for schools and the public. They will learn the key skills and tools to become professionals in all areas of the craft including on and off stage positions.
For Students In Grade 7 And Up
The Young Company is the next step in the evolution of our Students on Stage program. Over the last year and a half, we’ve been considering ways in which we can develop the next generation of artists and how we can make professional theatre experiences more radically accessible.
The intent of this renewed program is to place participants on a more direct trajectory to the professional company. This is for young people who are interested in the hard work and sense of community that can be experienced through a rigorous rehearsal and production process. It is for people who live and breathe theatre; those who want to challenge themselves and work with incredible mentors who will lead them on a journey that can enrich their future as artists.
2024 PRODUCTION – ONE SMALL STEP
When their annual musical is cancelled, a group of high school drama students decides to write one of their own – but in order to get the money they need from City Hall, it has to be about something Canadian. The result? The Hadfield Follies: An Out of this World Journey Through the Life and Times of Astronaut Chris Hadfield. On their way to opening night, this ambitious group of misfits learns about teamwork, tenacity and the surprising parallels between high school drama and space exploration.
Rehearsals will be held on Sunday and Monday evenings from 5 to 8pm, starting on Sunday 3 FEB.
Production dates are 10 to 17 MAY 2024.
Entrance into this program is by audition. The November auditions are now closed.
APRIL PERRIN | Director
April began her professional training by attending St. Lawrence College in their Musical Theatre Performance program, graduating in 2016. From September 2019 to October 2021, she attended the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she earned a Master’s degree in Musical Theatre Performance. April has performed in many productions with the Sudbury Theatre Centre and YES Theatre and directed STC’s Students on Stage productions of The Magic Pebble (2023) and Mining Rocks! (2022).
When their annual musical is canceled, a group of high school drama students decide to write one of their own – but in order to get the money they need from city hall, it has to be about something Canadian. The result? ‘The Hadfield Follies: An Out of this World Journey Through the Life and Times of Astronaut Chris Hadfield’. On their way to opening night, this ambitious group of misfits learn about teamwork, tenacity, and the surprising parallels between high school drama and space exploration.