Coquitlam Youth Theatre (CYT) is a performance-based training company made up of emerging theatre artists between the ages of 13 and 17. Company members will hone their skills in movement, voice and vocal technique and character development while rehearsing for public performances. The CYT provides an exciting opportunity for young actors to work with experienced professionals and learn various techniques and skills while developing and presenting captivating performances.

Registration Information

Registration into the Coquitlam Youth Theatre program is by-audition only. It is the students’ responsibility to arrange transportation to and from rehearsals, classes and performance venues. Students will not be permitted to miss more than two rehearsals per term. Exceptions for medical or compassionate reasons may be considered upon receipt of a written explanation submitted to the Sr. Fine & Performing Arts Programmer within 24 hours of absenteeism. Failure to meet this attendance requirement may result in expulsion from the Coquitlam Youth Theatre program.

Fees and other details are included in the audition package.

Company Rehearsals

Rehearsals will run from September 11, 2021 to June 4, 2022 for all Coquitlam Youth Theatre Company members. Fall/winter performance dates and full rehearsal details will be finalized within the first month of classes.

CYT Faculty for 2021/2022

Place des Arts instructor Seamus Fera will lead rehearsals and direct both shows. Additional guest instructors and master artists will be working with the CYT actors throughout the season.

Coquitlam Youth Theatre Extra Fees

An annual $45 Registration Fee and a $425 Production Fee are payable in full at the time of enrolment and are non-refundable. The production fee is used to offset the production costs (such as costumes, sets, props, venue rental, royalties and scripts, transportation, tech fees, designers) of the theatre productions.

Auditions for the Coquitlam Youth Theatre’s 2021/22 season are coming up!

Virtual Auditions will be held via Zoom on Saturday June 5, 2021.

To audition (no cost to audition) rehearse and memorize one of the monologues provided in the Audition Package. Pick the one that interests you most. Before your audition, it is highly recommended you do background research on the character of your chosen piece. You can also choose to perform any additional talents such as dancing, singing, juggling or playing musical instruments during your audition.

Email your package to Jessie Au, Place des Arts’ Sr. Fine & Performing Arts Programmer at jau@placedesarts.ca. Once we receive your Audition Form, we will contact you to book an audition time. Your 15-minute virtual audition will be conducted via Zoom and you will be auditioning for Seamus Fera and a Place des Arts programming staff. Relax, have fun and enjoy the experience!

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