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ROUNDABOUT YOUTH ENSEMBLE

What is Roundabout Youth Ensemble?

Roundabout Theatre Company’s after school program, Roundabout Youth Ensemble (RYE, formerly Student Production Workshop), is a student-led theatre company modeled after Roundabout’s professional theatre production process.

Overview

FALL: Interviews and auditions to become a member of the RYE ensemble. Students will be placed into a theatrical track for the school year. These tracks are performance, tech/design, and playwriting. Throughout the fall each track will meet once a week to learn about their discipline through workshops and hands-on projects. Once a month the ensemble will come together to see a Roundabout production and meet with professional artists.

WINTER: The ensemble will continue to meet on a weekly basis working towards producing a showcase where playwrights, designers, and performers can share the work they’ve been doing. The group will see each of Roundabout’s winter productions.

SPRING: Interviews for RYE leaders will take place. Three plays will be expanded and produced by the RYE ensemble as staged readings in Roundabout’s Black Box Theatre—the final school-year event for the ensemble.

SUMMER: RYE leaders hold open auditions for student actors and interview student designers for the summer production. Once the company is selected, they embark on a seven week student-led production process, culminating in four public performances In August.

Here's a behind-the-scenes video created this year by student Erika Juarez, mentored by teaching artist Leah Reddy.


 

AUDITION AND INTERVIEW TO JOIN THE ROUNDABOUT YOUTH ENSEMBLE!


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR AUDITIONS AND INTERVIEWS.

To watch summer 2018’s production of Smaller This Year, click here.
 
WHEN

Monday, October 1, from 4:30 to 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 2, from 4:30 to 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 9, from 4:30 to 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 10, from 4:30 to 6:30pm

WHERE
Education Studio (3rd Floor)
The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
111 West 46th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

Nearby trains:
NRO to 49th Street 
BDFM to 47–50th Streets

Click here to download a flyer with information regarding auditions and interviews for you to share with your school and friends!

If you have any questions, email us at rye@roundabouttheatre.org.

Please note that Roundabout Youth Ensemble is a FREE program for New York City public high school students. Students are given metro cards to get to Roundabout locations and to get home.