SRT is now auditioning for The Young Company’s (TYC) 2023 Semester 2 Intake! [AUDITIONS OPEN]
Are you ready to step into the spotlight?
Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT)’s The Young Company is a yearly acting programme for young persons aged between 16 – 25, that will equip you with the holistic skills and techniques you need to shine onstage as well as in your future career of choice. The programme has a rich 20-year history and was the first youth theatre programme to be established in Singapore. We are thrilled to have supported the careers of many wonderful creatives, including: Julie Wee, Brenden Fernandez, Amanda Tee, Rebecca Spykerman, Rishi Budhrani, Bright Ong, and Vanessa Vanderstraaten.
Why should you join us for the year?
Carrying on this stellar tradition, Semesters 1 and 2 (spanning 16 weeks each - from January to April 2023, and July to October 2023) of the programme will comprise of a weekly series of exciting masterclasses, led by award-winning industry stalwart Daniel Jenkins, with veteran guest facilitators.
This is your chance to join a programme that covers all the bases — from voice training, movement exercises, scene studies and monologues.
Additionally, you will be able to expand your network in the industry through:
Honing your skills alongside an incredibly diverse ensemble of fellow actors-in-training
Making lifelong friendships and collaborations with individuals as passionate as you are
Having opportunities to meet and work with international directors
Exclusive access to our main stage productions, and the creative teams behind them
Our current and previous TYC members describe the programme as “training I couldn’t find anywhere else in Singapore”, having “taught me to appreciate many things about acting that I have never noticed before”, "educational and insightful”. These young actors have “never felt so safe to mess up, to learn, and to grow in my pursuit of the craft.”
“An experience that is worth everything you think it is.” - Aidil Samri, Class of 2019
If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, please read on for more details on how you can apply!
The application deadline is 5 July 2023, 11.59pm.
Audition Date is 9 July 2023, timing will be confirmed upon application.
Age: 16 to 25 years
Fee: Free to audition
If selected, the fee for each semester is $500 (SGD).
What to prepare for your audition
One Contemporary monologue
One Classic monologue
One song from a musical of your choice*
*Singing with a minus 1 backing track or acapella is acceptable.
Each monologue and song should not exceed 2 minutes in length.
Successful applicants will be notified with further details on a rolling basis; due to the volume of applications, we are unable to offer feedback for unsuccessful individuals.
Should you encounter any difficulties in submitting the form, or have any other queries, please get in contact with SRT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not submit your applications via email; any applications received in an email without prior agreement will not be considered.
2023 The Young Company (TYC) POTENTIAL MODULES
Improv with Text
Preparing for SRT’s upcoming Youth Festival (As part of TYC’s and iYC’s Showcase)
*Opportunity to join SRT’s Shakespeare in the Park as part of the Ensemble.
opportunity to participate in Year-End TYC Production
More about the The Young Company Actors:
The programme is designed by theatre veteran Daniel Jenkins, and features guest Teaching Artists who specialise in fields such as Improvisation, Voice Acting, Devising, Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre and the Stanislavsky System. It is an annual actor training programme over 2 semesters. After a year of training, progression routes are available to join the programme for a second year, depending on student conduct and availability. Each year participants will work towards semester showcases, and in their second year, will have an opportunity to perform on stage at KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT. Company members will receive mentorship by established theatre practitioners, learn audition techniques and develop a range of monologues to use in different audition situations. Throughout the year there are opportunities to attend masterclasses and workshops by local and international practitioners at no extra cost, and complimentary tickets to SRT’s productions.
“Although I may not pursue a career in acting, my time with The Young Company has given me experience working in professional environments with people who are deeply committed to their work. This has given me a sense of the skills I will need in future as well as what I will be looking for in my future career.”
— Celine Ng, Class of 2016
“Everything at Julius Caesar (2018) was an eye-opener. It is my first ever professional production. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by professional actors, see how they prepare themselves and do their homework for the roles. I’m amazed by how the actors rework the scene again and again when it gets old and repetitive, how they strive to find new meaning in the scene and recreate their art. It was truly inspiring to see veterans dedicated to their art.”
— Marius Wong, Class of 2019
“Being involved in Julius Caesar (2018) has opened my eyes to how much work goes into what you see onstage. It’s been such an incredible opportunity to learn from everyone, to see how a professional production is run and to work with a director like Guy Unsworth.”