Auditions are open to ages 6 – 12. No previous experience necessary.
How to audition:
- Submit audition form
- Submit one monologue from the to audition packet (above) to flipgrid.com/hytauditions
- The director will email a link for cold reads to take place on Thursday, September 17 at 6:30. Please indicate if you have a conflict with this date on your audition form.
Audition form and monologue video need to be submitted by midnight on Tuesday, September 15.
We are hoping for rehearsals to be be a mix of virtual (over Zoom), and in-person but socially distant. When / if we meet in person, all students will be required to wear a mask.
We rehearse for about 6 weeks and a schedule will be provided. Occasionally, a Saturday or Sunday may be required. Actors are expected to be at all rehearsals and performances (whether virtual or in person) unless pre-approved by the director. Unexcused absences may result in dismissal. Be sure to communicate with the director.
The cast list will be announced via email, HYT website, and Facebook late Thursday the 17th or Friday morning the 18th. If a child is not cast, they are invited and encouraged to audition for the next available opportunity. Keep trying!
The first rehearsal, when the cast will read through the script, will take place on Zoom (link will be provided) Saturday, September 19th. Time TBA.
Friday – Sunday November 13-15 2020
There is a participation fee to perform ($40 for the fall plays). A discount may be given to siblings and scholarships may be available. No additional fees will be required. One script is provided for each actor. Students may be required to provide some of their own costume pieces. HYT normally asks for parent participation in handing out programs, ushering, costumes, helping with performances, advertising, refreshments, or snacks. Due to the pandemic, however, with the performance being live-streamed, there may be minimal parent involvement required.
We will need to be prepared to be flexible in the staging of the play. My wish is to block the play normally (in person) and live-stream it on performance days. That may not be feasible with the size of the cast (about 20 people), so we may have to make adjustments. I have written a version of the play to be performed entirely online with everyone playing their parts from home. We will make the decision early in the process and go from there.