Auditions will be in late March / early April. Sign-ups are available now!
Please contact Bonnie@yptproject.org to schedule an audition time.
Grades 6 – 12
Middle and High School students form the Senior Ensemble (Principal Cast) of the production, rehearsing at The Project’s unique overnight Performing Arts Camp in Central Oregon. Admission is by audition. Eligibility to audition for the Senior Ensemble is determined by the grade the student has completed at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
About the show: In 1999, The Young People’s Theatre Project’s Performing Arts Camp was created, celebrating the spark of creation with Stephen Schwartz’s CHILDREN OF EDEN. At our 10th camp, in 2008, we celebrated the generations of campers who have shared time on Blue Lake with a reprise of this inspirational production. This year, as we launch into Camp #20, we will be returning to our garden and its accompanying flood of memories with this spectacular production, once again. From the lineage of Adam and Eve to the children of Noah, CHILDREN OF EDEN has become a time-honored story that reminds us of the promise of creation that connects us all.
2018 Audition Information
2018 auditions will take place late March / early April. Please contact Bonnie@yptproject.org to schedule an audition time. You will be assigned a one-hour group slot with approximately 8 to 10 others.
Complete an audition form
After you sign up for an audition spot, you’ll receive an audition packet with all the information you need to prepare your audition. Please bring the completed audition form (in the packet) with you to auditions, signed both by you and a parent or guardian. Please note that selected campers will also need to complete medical information forms to be completed and returned with payment prior to camp. The 2018 Performing Arts Camp tuition is $925. This includes all food, housing, and camp activities. Scholarships and payment plans are available.
Get a letter of recommendation from a teacher.
When you hand in your audition form, include with it a letter of recommendation from one of your teachers. Ask this teacher to address your abilities to work in a group, both as a leader and as a team player. If necessary, this letter can be sent under separate cover, but bringing it with you to the audition is best.
Prepare for your audition.
You have two minutes to do whatever you want … sing part of a song, perform a monologue, tell a story, dance, ride a unicycle … you name it! During your hour-long group slot, you will also be taught a song to sing with the group, and will take part in a variety of improvisational activities and “cold readings.” A portion of our time together will be spent in a “group interview” focusing on your motivation for being a part of the Performing Arts Camp ensemble.
Have a great time!
We want your hour with us to be an enjoyable experience, and we’re obviously looking for an ensemble that will work and play well together, so relax and have fun! There will be time after the audition for any questions that aren’t answered during the hour-long audition.
Several sites will be used during the audition process. Our primary site will be in the same building as our final performance (The Alex L. Parks Performing Arts Center) on the campus of Jesuit High School.
Jesuit High School is located at Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy (Route 10) and 91st St, about midway between Scholl’s Ferry Road and Highway 217. Tri-Met Bus Route 54 stops right out front