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Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre announces fall acting classes, auditions

The theater will have auditions in September for “The Gone Away Place.”
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“Basics and Beyond,” a six-week course on the fundamentals of acting and performance for students age 5 to 18, will take place at The Youngstown Playhouse. (Contributed photo)

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre has announced its next session of acting classes and auditions for the November production of “The Gone Away Place.”

Registration is open for “Basics and Beyond,” a six-week course on the fundamentals of acting and performance for students age 5 to 18. The one-hour classes will take place on Saturday mornings at The Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, from Sept. 11 to Oct. 16. 

Class size is limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Registration is $65 per participant, with discounts available for multistudent households, and is due by 11:59 p.m. Sept. 9. To register, click here.

Open auditions for “The Gone Away Place” will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and 14. Based on the young-adult novel by Youngstown State University professor Christopher Barzak, “The Gone Away Place” is adapted and directed by James Canacci and tells the story of Ellie, a high school student who survives a slew of tornadoes that rage through her Ohio hometown and must discover a way to free the spirits who have been lingering since the storm. The production seeks 12 to 15 young actors age 10 and older, including a female-identifying actor of Asian or Pacific Islander descent.

Adult actors are also needed for roles of parents, teachers and counselors. Actors should come prepared to read from the script; a monologue is not required. Rehearsals will begin the first week of October, with technical rehearsals the week of Nov. 7. School performances will take place Nov. 10, 11 and 12; public performances will take place Nov. 12, 13 and 14.

The Youngstown Playhouse is requiring actors in “The Gone Away Place” to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exceptions will be made only for participants under age 12 or participants with medical conditions. 

For more information, click here.
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