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. This year, we are also adding a program for ages 9-12, Junior Coquitlam Youth Theatre! Find out more below.

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!

Audition by sending in your self-tape by August 30, 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. It is highly recommended you do background research on the character of your chosen piece. Please film yourself performing the monologue. In your audition video, please make sure you introduce yourself with your name, age and any interesting, fun or relevant information about yourself! You can also perform additional talents such as dancing, singing, juggling or playing musical instruments in your audition video. Relax, have fun and enjoy the experience!

Fill out the Audition Form and return it and your self-tape to Place des Arts by e-mail to Jessie Au, Place des Arts’ Sr. Fine & Performing Arts Programmer at jau@placedesarts.ca.

Find out more about our Coquitlam Youth Theatre. 

Coming this year…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 necessary. Registration for this program opens on July 12, 2021. Register by calling us at 604.664.1636 or in person at Place des Arts.

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