UPDATE: The NBYT Short Play Festival is being postponed to later this season. New audition dates will be announced when scheduled.
NBYT will hold auditions for its first Short Play Festival on Monday and Wednesday, September 18 and 20, at NBYT at the Berlin YMCA Program Center at 362 Main Street in Berlin. Auditions both days are at 6:00 p.m.
Rehearsals will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, and on some Thursdays as needed. The production will be performed on November 16 through 19 at the same location.
The Short Play Festival will consist of several original short comedies and dramas submitted by young NBYT participants and by new and established playwrights from around the country and the world. Nearly five hundred plays in total were submitted, and fewer than forty will be selected for production. Actors who are cast will rehearse and perform the plays as an ensemble piece, with performers assisting backstage for those plays in which they don’t appear onstage.
Participation is open to 12 to 19 year-olds from any town, and a diverse cast is sought. Actors auditioning should prepare a 30-60 second monologue of any type. To schedule an audition, call email@example.com. Pre-scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Those cast will be asked to pay a participation fee of $150, but partial financial waivers and payment scheduling are available.or email