You Connection has a theatre season from September to May (and sometimes a Summer show) each year. You are welcome to contact us throughout the year if you are interested in performing opportunities.
You Connection is a performance-only organization, so we do not conduct classes or provide training for acting. Check out great Christian-based acting programs like CYT Dallas at www.cytdallas.org and SHINE at www.shineplano.com
Auditions are required, and are held quarterly by individual appointment. We prefer actors who have a resume or are actively training in acting, performing, and/or singing; You Connection performers are expected to have professional standards at all times and need to already be comfortable with stage presence, projection, etc.
We don't audition for specific productions, but rather place actors on our roster and contact them throughout the season, so no further auditioning is required after the initial audition and acceptance. We are very much like an acting troupe (similar to repertory theatre), featuring generally the same mix of actors for every production.
Our Cast Categories:
Our categories are not based on ability, but rather availability; Core actors are involved on an ongoing basis and are able to participate in EVERY production if available; Seasonal actors are invited to particpate in certain productions throughout the year (good for performers who want to be involved in YC but can't do it all the time)
~ ongoing cast members who are contacted for every production
~ preferred participation in as many productions as possible during any YC season
~ Core cast members are expected to hold their own (comparable to their age and individual skills, that is) in terms of acting, singing, vocalizing, stage presence, and must be able to handle larger, disciplined roles in a completely professional manner
~ $500 - $900 compensation per production (usually the latter for Core)
~ cast members who participate in occasional or specific YC productions
~ Seasonal cast members will be notified of upcoming productions and available parts, and may have the opportunity of participating if available (no further auditioning required after the initial audition)
~ acting, singing, and performing skills must be professional standard
~ $500 - $900 comp per production (depending on whether role is principle or supporting)
~ this is simply the placement for ANY performer who has been accepted into YC but not yet performed with us or has only been involved in one production so far, so that we can keep track of who's new; everything with Seasonal Cast applies to Entry Cast, too
Though we do use adult actors, You Connection is a haven for some of the finest youthful talent in all of Dallas, as well as an outlet for highly gifted child and teen performers who want to share their faith through their skills in a professional environment.
While we are a Christian-based organization, we do not require a statement of faith from our performers. However, bear in mind that You Connection is very overt in its Christian themes, so YC performers need to be comfortable with participating in productions with strong Christian content and compliant to such themes for the duration of involvement.
Get in touch about auditions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Molly May Rockwell
Kelli Ann Pistokache