Auditions Update

Monday 11th January

As you will be aware, the past few months have been very challenging for theatres and the performing arts. Here at BYMT we’ve been reviewing the arrangements for our auditions tour 2021. In light of the current government restrictions, we have decided to run ONLINE AUDITIONS instead. The health of our community of performers, their families and our freelance staff are our highest priority.

We know this will be a disappointment to many of you, as it is to us, we really wanted to see you all on our auditions tour. Should restrictions be relaxed later on in the year we hope to offer a limited number of auditions in person. In the meantime, we believe using an online process is the best way to maintain our activities, whilst ensuring the safety of our auditionees and staff. 

We have tried to maintain as many audition dates as previously advertised, however, some of you may need to confirm a new audition date or time. We will be running three auditions sessions per day. Please note the sessions are age-dependant. Please book for the session specific to your age group. The sessions are:

Morning: 10:00 – 12:00
Midday: 13:00 – 15:00
Afternoon: 16:00 – 18:00

You won’t need to prepare anything specific for your online audition. The audition is a 2-hour group workshop where you’ll be led by a professional director, a musical director and a choreographer. During your workshop you will learn a song, possibly look at a piece of script or even try out some movement. Please be ready to learn new material or even create new characters! You are also able to submit additional material after the audition should you wish, such as a dance solo, song or monologue, however, this is not mandatory.

The planned online audition dates are:

Saturday 30 January
Sunday 31 January
Saturday 6 February
Sunday 7 February
Saturday 13 February
Sunday 14 February
Friday 19 February
Saturday 20 February
Sunday 21 February

We hope that you will be able to join the BYMT company in 2021 for our busiest year yet, with 12 shows in one season!

Everyone booked for an audition has been sent an email with options to choose from. If you haven't received any email, please get in touch wth francesnicholson@bymt.org. It will be really helpful if you can confirm your choice by Friday 22 January, to ensure your audition place. 

Due to the changes to our audition process we are able to reduce the cost of a full price audition to £30 for new auditionees. If you have already paid for your audition in advance any balance owed will be credited to your account (or deducted from course fees for those who are selected).

We apologise for the disruption, but we are determined to navigate our way through these difficult times. Ultimately, we all need to do what is best for our young people and staff; and to remain within current government guidance while still giving young people the vital experience of theatre and performance.

All the best,
BYMT

 

Our online auditions can be booked HERE.

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