About Auditions

Open Auditions: Every Saturday at 10am (Sept. & Oct.) - You must register

What are you auditioning for?

You are auditioning to join His Word N Motion YMT Company and take part in our 2016-2017 Season. These are two/three-month residential courses where you'll work with a professional artistic team to create a brand new piece of music theatre that will be performed in a professional theatre at the end of the project. Unlike most other Youth Theatres, YMT is unique in creating shows that are Christ centered. Be part of something incredible and star in one of three new shows taking place across Atlanta.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for ANYONE aged 10-18 who loves theatre! We are looking for people with guts, determination, integrity, ambition, energy, authenticity, generosity and a willingness to give it everything! You don't need to have any prior experience whatsover; we are looking for potential! 
 

What happens when you arrive at an audition?

When you arrive, a team member will be there to register you (and help you get rid of any nerves!). Parents/carers are not allowed in the audition room but are welcome to wait outside the audition area. There will always be a member of staff around before, during and after the audition to answer any questions you may have. We're also on the lookout for any parents/carers interested in volunteering to help with registrations - email: admin@bspamatl.com
 

What will happen in the audition?

There's no need to prepare anything! Your audition is a 1-hour group workshop led by professional theatre practitioners. They will be looking to gauge how well you dance, sing, act and work as a team. When you arrive you will meet the team, and they will talk you through what to expect. Your group will learn a song together, and you will then be asked to sing a few lines on your own. You will also take part in a group dance and have the chance to show the team some improvised movement. We will look at your acting skills through short improvised scenes in groups or pairs.
 

What should I bring?

You will need to wear loose comfortable clothing (NOT JEANS), trainers or jazz shoes and bring a bottle of water. You will also need to pre-register for the audition.
 

What happens after the audition?

Everyone will be given a mark for acting, singing and dancing based on the directors notes, which are made during your audition. After your audition the creative team meet for a casting session to match the most suitable performers to the skills required for a range of different shows. Their feedback will then go back to our team who will prepare offer packs and letters to go out to everyone by September 10, 2016. Please bear with us during this time and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

You may be successful and receive an offer to join the YMT Company or you may not make it onto a show this time. Please don't be disheartened if you don't get into our season in 2016, there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved with YMT.  We also aim to provide specific feedback and advice from your audition so you know where you can improve.
 

How much is the audition?

YMT Auditions cost are $20, due on the day of the audition.   Paying for auditions is standard industry practice and as a not-for-profit educational charity, the money that YMT receives covers the cost of staffing and venue hire.  Discounts are also available for multiple siblings - please get in touch with the office or details about these.
 

Is there a monthly fee?

If successful, there is a low-cost monthly fee $40 per month. YMT is a not-for-profit educational charity and so our primary source of income comes from course fees.  This may sound expensive but it covers full-board accommodation for the whole duration, tuition from leading industry professionals, 24-hour full pastoral care, theatre hire, sets, props, costumes, sound design and technical staff. We never ask for the course fee to paid in one lump sum, instead we create a flexible payment plan. 
 

If you have any questions about YMT Auditions, please contact the YMT team by email: admin@bspamatl.com
 

We look forward to meeting you at the audition!