Grades 7 - 12ACT 3
Gloucester Stage Youth Conservatory
Director: Katie Oberlander
Design Team TBA
Ensemble Man 1
Ensemble Man 2
While Gloucester Stage Company’s classes are open to all students, actors in GSYC’s Youth Company are selected through an audition process. While we endeavor to make this audition as supportive and low-stress as possible for our student actors, we may not be able to cast everyone who auditions. Parents and students should discuss and be prepared for either outcome of auditions. We provide feedback and class recommendations to those not accepted into this program. Our goal is to create a well-crafted performance and our directors commit the same amount of instruction and attention to every student. Actors interested in this program should be willing to commit to the ensemble regardless of the role in the production. Tuition is required prior to the first day of rehearsal and there are no refunds given if an actor is unhappy with their role.
COMMITMENT: Due to the intensive and ensemble nature of the program, actors must commit to being at all rehearsals. Actors must have consistent and dependable attendance and participate in the rehearsal process with focus and dedication.
AUDITION PROCESS: Please come to the audition prepared with a short memorized monologue. Monologue suggestions will be given upon confirmation of an audition slot. The audition will also consist of reading from the script with fellow actors. The GSYC artistic staff is looking for performers with basic acting instincts and the ability and desire to share their creativity with the group. Risk taking and the ability to work well with others is a huge factor in selecting cast members, so take chances during your audition, have fun, make creative choices, and be respectful of others.
Limited funds are available for financial aid. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. You will be contacted about your application, whether or not a scholarship is awarded. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF
Who is eligible for financial aid?
Financial aid eligibility is dependent upon the degree of need as verified by this form and supporting documents.
Do you offer payment plans?
Payment plans may be taken advantage of by anyone, regardless of financial need. This option is available to families who prefer to split a balance of $100 or more into two or three installments. No application is required; if you would like to arrange a payment plan, please email the Education Director: Katie@gloucesterstage.com
How do I apply for financial aid?
Email this completed form, with relevant documents attached, to the Education Director: Katie@gloucesterstage.com or bring paper copies to the theatre box office. Financial aid requests must be submitted a week prior to the first date of class or rehearsal.
What does a financial aid scholarship cover?
If eligible, one partial or full scholarship will be awarded per household. For scholarships greater than 50%, volunteer opportunities are encouraged. No child turned away due to lack of funding.
For more info:
Auditions September 25
Students in grades 7-12 delve deeper into the skills and practices necessary for character building, script analysis, physicality, vocal skills and scene work.
Fall 2021 Production:
Clue: Onstage (High School Edition)
It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.
Rehearsals: September 25 – November 13
Saturdays 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Tuesdays 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Thursdays 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM (No rehearsal on Veteran’s Day)
Tech Week: November 15 – 18
Shows: Friday, November 19 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 20 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 21 at 2:00 PM
Tuition/ Costume tuition: $325
For productions with auditions, tuition is only paid after a child has been cast in the play. Full amount due on first rehearsal.
September 18,10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Gloucester Stage Company is hosting an optional audition workshop to help actors prepare for auditioning for the fall GYSC production of Clue: Onstage (High School Edition). You do not need to attend the workshop to audition for Clue. During the workshop, actors will practice the basics of audition etiquette, work on a monologue, take part in a ‘mock audition’, and gain some strategies and skills to calm anxiety and nerves during an audition. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.
Saturday, September 25, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Actors must sign up for an audition time by filling out the registration form below. For more info about our audition process visit the Gloucester Stage Youth Company page.
Get In Touch
Location: 267 East Main Street, Gloucester Stage Company, 01930
Telephone: (978) 281 – 4433
Access & Inclusion
As part of Gloucester Stage Youth Company’s commitment to access and inclusion, we make intentional choices in our practices to ensure we are a welcoming space for people of all abilities, ethnicities, economic statuses and genders.
Our teaching artists are happy to work with families to meet individual physical and learning needs. If there are ways in which we can help your family feel more welcome or supported, please email our Education Director: Katie@gloucesterstage.com