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.

APPLY TO BE A ROUNDABOUT YOUTH AMBASSADOR!

WHAT IS A ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY YOUTH AMBASSADOR?

RTC Youth Ambassadors are a council of students who will represent all five boroughs, will advise Education at Roundabout programs, and will ensure that our participants are always kept at the center of  our work. Ambassadors will engage in leadership development programing and will meet monthly to develop these skills, discuss their experiences with RTC, and offer suggestions to address program areas of growth. Travel and meals will be provided by RTC for each meeting and event. Youth Ambassadors will serve a year long term and will be elected by their peers.

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

Watch summer 2018's production of Smaller This Year.

Roundabout Youth Ensemble is made possible through the support of The Pinkerton Foundation.