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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.

ARE YOU READY TO PLAN YOUR SUMMER?

AUDITION OR INTERVIEW FOR ROUNDABOUT YOUTH ENSEMBLE

Actors will explore their characters during our rehearsal process and perform on our stage.

Designers will have the opportunity to create sets, costumes, lights, and sound for this entirely student-run production.

All actors and designers receive a stipend at the end of the summer.

AUDITIONS AND DESIGNER INTERVIEWS

Thursday, June 13
Friday, June 14
Monday, June 17
Tuesday, June 18 4:30pm–6:30pm

Sign up for an audition/interview time slot HERE.

REHEARSALS

June 27 until August 10
Monday–Friday (no Wednesdays), 12:00–3:00pm

WHERE

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 W. 46th St. (Between 6th and 7th Aves)

FINAL PERFORMANCES

Sunday, August 11, 12:00pm and 6:00pm
Monday, August 12, 12:00pm and 6:00pm

Watch summer 2018's production of Smaller This Year.

Please note that Roundabout Youth Ensemble is a FREE program for New York City public high school students.

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.

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

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