Info for Upcoming 2020/2021 YAE Auditions!

ThinkTank Theatre Young Artists’ Ensemble – Info to Know!!!

 

Who we are: ThinkTank Theatre is Tampa Bay’s professional theatre company dedicated to creating theatrical high-quality productions and programs for our target audience –

Tampa Bay’s Youth!

 

What is the YAE: We are specifically looking for talented young performers and stage managers to serve as members of our Young Artists’ Ensemble for our upcoming 2020/2021 season. Students must be a current 9th – 12th grader. As a YAE member, you will have the opportunity to rehearse, understudy, and perform alongside our professional actors, directors, and stage managers in our Main Stage shows during our season. The most significant component of being a member of the YAE company is gaining a network of professional actors, directors, choreographers, designers, theatre folk in general, who will always be available to mentor and recommend you as you venture from high school to beyond.

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If you are unable to make the auditions, email us for self-taping options!

Everyone is welcome to audition for both the actor and stage management openings. We welcome the is the opportunity of serving in both positions.

 

Actor Auditions:

These auditions will take place Saturday, March 28th, on the University of Tampa’s Gradate Health Building, between the hours of 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

 

Those requesting an audition slot should email info@ThinkTankTYA.org

Please including the following:

Subject line – Your Name, YAE Acting Audition

Then in the email tell us:

Name – (Your Name)

Email – (Yours and/or Parent’s email)

Phone Number – (Yours and/or Parent’s number)

Audition Slot – You can request a time before or after 12:00 pm/noon, or say no preference

 

For your audition, you will need to bring one headshot with resume attached. Auditions will consist of one (1) song selection – 32 bars or a musical phrase, and one (1) short monologue, or two (2) contrasting monologues. The audition materials should not exceed three (3) minutes total. Sheet music should be in the correct key, if you choose to sing. (If you choose not to sing, be prepared that we might ask you to sing a simple song, such as Happy Birthday.) After you’re audition, we’ll have a brief interview to get to know you better. No two interviews will be the same, so just come on and be yourself.

Stage Management Application:

If you would like to apply for one of the stage management positions, these auditions will take place Saturday, March 28th, on the University of Tampa’s Gradate Health Building, between the hours of

11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

 

In your email, please including the following:

Subject line – Your Name, YAE Stage Management Interview

Then in the email tell us:

Name – (Your Name)

Email – (Yours and/or Parent’s email)

Phone Number – (Yours and/or Parent’s number)

Audition Slot - You can request a time before or after 12:00 pm/noon, or say no preference

 

You will need to bring a resume with a cover letter that states your passion for stage management and what skills you possess that make you a successful stage manager. You will also need one letter of recommendation, preferably from a theatre director, theatre teacher or theatre personnel. No two interviews will be the same, so just come on and be yourself.

Offers, Cost, Rehearsals and Performance:

We will begin making offers the week of March 29th.

If offered a spot in our Young Artists’ Ensemble, the deadline to accept the offer is Monday April 20th.  

 

There is yearly program fee – $300 – that should be paid in full by Monday, May 4th. This yearly fee allows us to cover the cost of insurance, help with promotions and funding for YAE events only – even a YAE only production! There is no cost to audition. Scholarship Opportunities are available.

 

We are currently working through future performances dates and opportunities for our 2020/2021 season. Details are being finalized for productions set to take place in early June, mid-late August, and late November. As soon as those details are in place, we will get those out to our YAE company.

 

We are always excited when we get to talk about the YAE program, and we can’t wait to add new people into the company! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions and we look forward to seeing you at auditions!

 

Great Thanks,

 

Georgia Mallory Guy and Ryan Bernier

Artistic Directors

                                                                 

 

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Phone - 813 - 508 - 0884

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Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm​
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