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. We are a production company only and do not offer acting training.
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.
We have two cast divisions:
RESIDENT PERFORMERS are paid part-time on a monthly basis and participate in all YC productions throughout a season (summer to summer). 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 18-25-year-olds, $1200/month for 25-older, $500/month for below 18's; Resident Performers are 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 throughout the season; deadlines are given for each production. 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
Take a look at our films, videos, and some of our theatre presentations at video site YC Web, at www.youconnectionweb.org