Freedom Riders

Ages 13+

Youth Performance Company seeks a diverse cast (ages 13+) and encourages actors of all ethnicities, cultures, gender identities, socioeconomic status, and abilities to audition.

When: Send a video audition by December 7th to

  • Prepare: 1-2 minute monologue or story and 1-2 minutes of a song to be sung acapella.
  • Non-stipend positions.
  • We encourage you to contact us at with any accommodations you may need for your upcoming audition. 

About Freedom Riders

Travel back to 1964 as students from the North journey to the Deep South to register voters. Uncover their struggle against hate and violence while standing up for civil rights. Witness the unity, resilience, and bravery of these freedom fighters who left an indelible mark on history.

Freedom Riders runs February 2 – 18, 2024

Weekday and weekend performances. Rehearsals begin in December.

Youth Performance Company is dedicated to nurturing an inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives, encourages open and honest dialogue, and actively engages all individuals in our pursuit of excellence in the realms of art and education. We make this commitment with the purpose of creating a secure and welcoming space that embraces and celebrates everyone.


Auditions are closed. Parents and friends are not allowed to observe the audition. This enables the young actor to completely focus all of his or her attention on the audition.

The audition structure is as follows:

  • 10-20 actors will audition at one time; with auditions being one hour per group
  • If the show is a musical, the choreographer will teach the group a simple dance routine to see how well the actors move
  • If the show is a musical, the music director will have each actor sing a portion of a song without accompaniment. In addition, actors may be asked to do scales.
  • If the actor has been asked to prepare a monologue – each actor will stand up and perform their monologue for the production staff.
  • The director may ask the actors to improvise a scene or read from the script.