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. For ages 9-12 we have Junior Coquitlam Youth Theatre! Find out more below.

Audition for the Coquitlam Youth Theatre’s 2022/23 season

Auditions will be held at Place des Arts on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

Review the Auditions Package, fill out the Audition Form and e-mail it to Jessie Au – Sr. Fine & Performing Arts Programmer | jau@placedesarts.ca

Then, 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.

Once we receive your Audition Form, we will contact you to book an audition time. Your 15-minute audition will be held at Place des Arts, and you will be auditioning for Seamus Fera and a Place des Arts programming staff. Relax, have fun and enjoy the experience!

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 10, 2022 to June 10, 2023, 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 2022/2023

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 must be paid 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 and designers) of the theatre productions.  Class fee payments must be submitted at the time of enrolment.

Junior Coquitlam Youth Theatre

For ages 9-12

Are you a keen young thespian who wants to deepen their craft? Come join Junior Coquitlam Youth Theatre! You will work collaboratively with fellow students and learn about a variety of theatre and performance techniques with a focus on ensemble and teamwork. Students will present two small performances. Performance format and details will be shared closer to the date of the performances. This program is a great stepping-stone to becoming a member of the Coquitlam Youth Theatre company. Teacher: Seamus Fera.

No audition or previous experience is necessary. Registration for this program opens on June 26, 2022. Register by calling us at 604.664.1636 or in person at Place des Arts.

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