Welcome to YATC’s Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have any further questions, we would love to hear from you at youngamericanstheatre@gmail.com. 

What is YATC?

The Young Americans’ Theatre Company (YATC) is the first of mulitple completely youth run theatre company in Seattle. Our mission is to produce work that speaks to, inspires, and authentically provokes discussion within the young Seattle community. 

How can I get involved with YATC? 

If you are between the age of 14 and 21 and are passionate about theatre, we would love to hear from you! The three main ways to get involved with YATC are auditioning to act in our summer shows, becoming a director for either a summer main stage or one act, or becoming a YATC summer intern. More information about all of these opportunities is available below.

How do I audition for the YATC summer season?

We hold open auditions every spring. If you are cast in a YATC show, you will be expected to attend all rehearsals and performances. Check out the Audition tab for more information. Stay tuned for more information regarding auditions for the 2017 season.

When are rehearsals?

The rehearsal schedule depends on the show. When you audition you will be asked to give a list of conflicts and we are usually able to work around most commitments. Many of our actors have summer jobs or internships and they are still able to participate fully. The director and cast will communicate before rehearsals start to create a rehearsal schedule that is convenient for everyone involved with the project.   

How do I become a YATC director?

Becoming a YATC director is a wonderful opportunity for passionate, beginning to experienced youth directors to see their work come to life. Directing is a fantastic opportunity, but also a serious time commitment. To direct a show, you must be willing and able to schedule and take charge of all rehearsals and you must be willing to become deeply involved with many aspects of the management process behind your show. We are no longer accepting director's application for our 2017 season but we nevertheless urge you to consider getting involved with YATC!

How do I become a YATC summer intern? 

Becoming an intern with YATC is very easy. The first step is to fill out an application form, which will be available under the "Getting Involved" in February. After we review your application, you will have a short interview with our intern coordinator Louise Heller and another one of our board members. Our hope is to get back to you early about if you will be an intern, so you can plan the rest of your summer appropriately.

What does it cost to participate in YATC? 

Any and all positions at YATC are completely free of charge, including acting and interning. You are only expected to provide your own transportation to rehearsals, meetings, etc. We want to make theatre accessible to as many people as possilbe, so it being free is a must!

How do I become a board member? 

All board members are required to spend one summer as a YATC intern. When you have done so, you may be offered a position on YATC’s board of directors. However spots are limited, and a position is not guaranteed.