Auditions for our Foster Care Program are happening now!

If you know of any young people who might be interested in joining our Foster Care Program, you can host an audition at your agency! We’re scheduling these on-site auditions between now and April 1 – just shoot us an email to get on the calendar. Download audition flyers here for your agency!

You can also send interested youth to one of the open audition dates listed below (although we find on-site agency auditions much easier all around!).

Who’s eligible to join? Our Foster Care Program is open to any youth ages 15-20 who is or has been in foster care. No previous performing experience is necessary whatsoever, and no one is ever accepted on the basis of talent. Audition dates are below. 

Upcoming Auditions

All open auditions this year will take place at Simple Studios  – 134 W 29th Street, Room 212, between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan. Here’s a map!

  1. Saturday, March 4, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00pm (Simple Studios)
  2. Saturday, March 11, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00pm (Simple Studios)
  3. Saturday, March 18, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00pm (Simple Studios)

Participants are selected through the non-competitive group “auditions.” Theses “auditions” include engaging in improvisational acting exercises, a simple dance combination, singing, and completing a short survey. Criteria for selection includes availability, willingness to collaborate with a diverse group of young people, and concern for the various issues they face today.

You do not need to prepare anything, no previous performing experience is necessary, whatsoever, and no one is ever accepted on the basis of talent.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

The After-School program is made up of 40-50 teenagers from all 5 boroughs of New York City. Any teenager (13-19 yrs) is welcome to audition.

      • Rehearsals: Participants meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the after-school hours from early October through early June
      • Premiere: The Cast’s show premieres in early April
      • Auditions: August and September

SATURDAY PROGRAM

The Saturday program is made up of 70-80 teenagers from all 5 boroughs of New York City. Any teenager (13-19 yrs) is welcome to audition.

      • Rehearsals: Participants meet on Saturdays from 10:30am to 5:30pm from early October through late June
      • Premiere: The Cast’s show premieres in mid-May
      • Auditions: August and September

FOSTER CARE PROGRAM

The Foster Care program is made up of 20-30 New York City teenagers (15-20 yrs) who are currently in or have recently been in foster care.

    • Rehearsals: Participants meet on Mondays and Wednesdays in the after-school hours from March through December
    • Premiere: The Cast’s show premieres in November
    • Auditions: Agency auditions in February and March; Open auditions in March

YOUTH JUSTICE PROGRAM

The Youth Justice program is made up of 20-30 New York City teenagers (15-20 yrs) who are currently in or have recently been involved in the juvenile justice system.

    • Rehearsals: Participants meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the after-school hours from July through March
    • Premiere: The Cast’s show premieres in December or January
    • Auditions: Recruitment takes place in June and July