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NHTP 2017-18 YOUTH REPERTORY COMPANIES
Created in 1999, the NHTP Youth Repertory Company is designed for passionate, gifted students who want to experience a professional theatrical community in a conservatory-style program. Repertory Company alumni have stressed that participation in this program was an important factor in their college acceptances. Alumni also praise the Youth Repertory program for teaching them leadership, public speaking, teamwork, critical thinking, confidence, and problem-solving skills. Company members who enroll for two or more years will have completed all K-12 curriculum requirements for drama in the national education standards. Many students work with their high school Extended Learning Opportunities programs to receive academic credit for participation. Check out our Youth Rep Co Alumni Blogspot and our 2017 Graduating Seniors!
Participation in the NHTP Youth Repertory Company is by audition only. We seek students for whom personal growth and learning about the fundamentals of theatre are a priority. All NHTP programs emphasize the ensemble aspect as well as the process of theatre, and technique rather than "spectacle." There are no "stars" and every team member is equally important to the collaboration. Attendance at all workshops, master classes, rehearsals and performances is mandatory. Although some conflicts can be accommodated with advance notice, the Youth Repertory Company is a commitment that requires priority.
Tuition is expected in full at the beginning of each trimester; however, payment plans may be arranged in advance. Thanks to a generous endowment from the Cherylanne Williams Scholarship Fund at the NH Charitable Foundation, some scholarship opportunities are available each year to both the Junior & Senior Companies. Work internships are available to Senior Company members. Scholarship awards and internships are based on both merit and financial need. Please inquire for additional information.
Audition dates for the 2017-18 Season will be held on September 12, 19 & 20. To sign up for a 15-minute audition slot call 603-431-6644 x 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For auditions, please memorize two contrasting 1-2 minute monologues, and bring a headshot and resume or list of theatre experiences and related skills. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian as auditions will include a short interview with student and parent or guardian. NOTE: Auditions are not required for The Playwright's Lab and the NHTP Tech Troupe.
The fall semester is a Technique Intensive and all Youth Repertory Company members present a showcase of scenes and monologues. The 2017 performances will take place on December 1-3, 2017, and are open to the public as well as family and friends. For other production dates, please see individual company descriptions below.
Created in 1999, the NHTP Senior Youth Repertory Company is designed for passionate, gifted students who want to experience a professional theatrical community in a conservatory-style program.
New in 2017, the Youth Repertory Company Tech Troupe will explore all aspects of stagecraft and theatre design.
The Playwright's Lab offers young writers the opportunity to tackle the craft of writing for theatre in a supporting and challenging environment.
The Junior Repertory Company is designed for disciplined students with some acting experience and training who wish to continue their theatre education. The Junior Company emphasizes ensemble-building...