Performance Opportunities

Young Conservatory Performance Opportunities

Summer 2018


The Young Conservatory is proud to offer three performance opportunities for performers ages 13–19 this summer.

Please email to reserve an audition slot.

A Walk on the Moon

Audition Opportunity for A.C.T. mainstage production
A Walk on the Moon takes play in the summer of 1969 in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. It is the summer of Woodstock and a man walking on the moon.
CASTING an 8-10 year old boy who is small for his age, to play 6-year-old Danny Kantrowitz. Danny is from a working class, Jewish family from Brooklyn. Loves his cap guns and cowboy hat, amphibians, bad words, and teasing his big sister. Sweet with his Mommy but Daddy’s his hero.
Audition Date: Friday, March 23 in the late afternoon

Rehearsal and performance period: 5/1 to 7/8 (if there is an extension)

Sides will be provided


Urinetown: The Musical

Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollman
Book & Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Directed by Jessica Bird
Music Direction by Carl Pantle
Choreography by Marcelo Pereira

In a world of water shortages, corporate greed, and bureaucratic mismanagement, you’re either one of the powerful or one of the powerless. But for the residents outside Public Amenity #9, the time has come to stand up to the Urine Good Company and assert their rights to pee for free. A comedic lampooning of everything from capitalism and big industry to city life and Broadway classics, this Tony Award–winning musical is a quirky look at the forces that divide us and unite us.  

: Sunday, April 8

Callbacks: Tuesday, April 10

Rehearsals Begin: June 25

Performances: August 8–18 on the Rembe Stage at The Strand

Tuiton: $975*

*The YC Summer Musical is an 8-week intensive musical theater training experience taught by professional theater artists and educators culminating in 10 performances on our Rembe Stage at The Strand Theater in San Francisco. Partial and full scholarships are available.

Please email to reserve an audition slot.

What to prepare for your audition (PDF)

DRAFT rehearsal & performance schedule (PDF)

Character/Role Breakdown (PDF)


Collaborative Youth Arts Project (CYAP) – A Commissioned Original Play

by Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by Elizabeth Carter

Auditions: Tuesday, April 24 at Destiny Arts in Oakland; Wednesday April 25 & Thursday April 26 at A.C.T.

Rehearsals begin: June 25

Performances: July 24–29 in the Reuff at The Strand & July 28–29 at Destiny Arts in Oakland

Tuition: Free*

*The Collaborative Youth Arts Project is a 5-week intensive actor and new play development experience taught by professional theater artists that culminates in six performances at The Reuff Theater at The Strand in San Francisco, and at Destiny Arts Center in Oakland. There is no tuition necessary to participate as CYAP is funded by the generous support from various foundation grants.


Audition details for SeaChange will be available soon. Unfortunately students are not able to participate in both Urinetown and SeaChange due to conflicting rehearsal schedules.


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