The You Connection cast is open to all ages from 10 years old to adult. We accept actors with a variety of experience; we generally will not accept newcomers, since YC is a professional and very elite environment. All performers receive compensation.
NOTE: You Connection is a professional organization only and performers are expected to display high standards of excellence in performance, conduct, and reliability; though we utilize many young performers, we are NOT a youth theatre or youth program.
Actors must audition to be accepted. We do not audition for single productions; we hold a one-time audition for actors seeking to join our cast roster. We already have an extensive number of performers, so we are only seeking actors who have a heart for our vision and who specifically want to be a part of You Connection. Audition notices will be posted on this page; we generally conduct auditions bi-annually.
We have two cast divisions:
RESIDENT PERFORMERS are paid part-time on a monthly basis and participate in all YC productions throughout a season (August to August). Actors who are already in the YC Cast are welcome to be considered for Resident Performers. Resident Performers make up a variety of ages from youth to adult. This is a part-time position with the requirements of any part-time job.
Comp is $800/month for 18-adult (adult comp is open for discussion), $500/month for below 18's; Resident Performers will be required to commit to our three in-house theatre shows, our summer film shoot, plus a few small web series video shoots in between; special performance dates may also be made available. Commitment to You Connection is very workable on a part-time basis, since our rehearsal times and other appointments are very efficient (see Actor Guidelines).
THE YC CAST allows actors to select which productions they are available for on the Sign-Up Page. (NOTE: Sign-Up Page is for YC Cast members ONLY; you must first audition to be accepted onto our cast roster.) Commitment details are outlined in the Actor Guidelines. Comp is $800/per project for 18-adult, $500/per project for 13-17-yrs-old, $300/per project for 10-12-yrs-old.
Be sure to take a look at our Actor Guidelines
New to YC? Take a look at some excerpts from YC Theatre's Wonderland Theatre Co, and be sure to check out our film and video site YC Web, at www.youconnectionweb.org