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summer studiostage

Young Actors' Ensemble - ages 11 to 13

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
3-Week Session 1 July 9 - July 27, 2018
3-Week Session 2 July 30 - August 17, 2018
Young Actor’s Ensemble (YAE)

As students grow, they are ready to tackle more sophisticated work and to manage a more intensive schedule. The Young Actors’ Ensemble is a big step on the PGT actor’s creative journey, as they begin to focus more intensely on the craft. This program is designed to provide the professional tools and skills every performer needs to continue their artistic process.

Students in the Young Actors’ Ensemble participate in three different classes each day. Each class is an opportunity to explore new ideas and foster their growing skills in the performing arts. The students will see a variety of teaching artists each day and throughout the week. Classes include Acting, Dance, Voice and Diction, Stage Combat, Masks, Yoga, Improvisation, Accents and Dialects, Monologues, and more.

The Young Actors’ Ensemble is a complete immersion into the world of theatre. Members of the Ensemble are asked to take creative risks in each class and rehearsal, and to support one another through the artistic process. The result is a non-competitive environment, where each student flourishes, both individually and as a member of the artistic ensemble.

All actors in the 3 week YAE will be cast in an ensemble based musical. These shows are often montage in style — songs, monologues, poems, scenes and dance pieces centered on a theme and with a powerful message. Students in this program will do some basic writing exercises, contributing their ideas to the overall concept of the show. Shows are chosen or created based on the number of students and their ages, with an eye toward what will both challenge and inspire the artistic abilities of each cast.

Students who enroll for 6 weeks have the option of participating in two 3-week StudioStage programs or auditioning for our Summer MainStage show.

Additional Information

Audition Information

Audition Tips

Tuition cost information may be found on the summer registration form.

Audition Information

Students enrolling in Mainstage, Teen Conservatory or Young Actors Ensemble are required to audition to participate in PGT Summer Theatre. For the audition, young actors are expected to present a brief monologue and a song (each being 1-2 minutes in length). Students are expected to be fully prepared for their audition; audition material should be well rehearsed and committed to memory. Check our audition material page for possible monologues and ideas on where to find monologue collection books. You can also find a helpful list of audition “Do’s and Don’ts” on our audition tips page. If you have questions about preparing your audition, please email Rachael at

Actors should bring to their audition a current photo of themselves and sheet music for their song (in the right key), so the musical director can accompany them on the piano.

Mainstage auditions take place in June. Teen Conservatory and YAE auditions take place during the week before camp begins. To register for PGT Summer Theatre, please complete the summer registration form and fax or mail it in. Registered students will be contacted to schedule an audition appointment.

We are looking for students with enthusiasm and an interest in the collaborative artistic process.

There is no audition required for PGT Kids, Little Theatre and Improv Week.

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