Youth Workshop Productions are performed by youth (ages 7 – 16) and for youth! These productions give young actors the opportunity to perform for a public audience while sharing the stage and set with the current Mainstage show. Workshop performers learn that the human imagination is boundless and the audience leaves with a sense that “I can do this at home!” Shows are bright, colorful, and lively and are family friendly!
2018 Youth Workshop Season
February 17 – 25
April 7 – 15
December 8 – 16
Rehearsals generally take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm, and Saturdays from 10am-12pm. During Tech Week (the week before the show) rehearsals will be every day from 3:30-6pm. There is a Brush Up Rehearsal scheduled from 4-6pm the Friday between show weekends.
Information on what to prepare for an audition can be found at the bottom of the page.
There is a small production fee of $125 to participate in Youth Workshop Productions. Scholarships are available on a need-based basis.
“Our daughter loves doing PAPA workshops more than anything else in the world. Her teachers tell us that they’ve seen her confidence grow tremendously since she’s been involved with the Seacoast Rep. We see a happy kid who can’t wait to get to theater for every rehearsal and performance!”
The Adventures of Zap and Zam: A Superhero Story
Written by Christian Arnold
Saturdays and Sundays at 10am
Kid superhero Zap Zaperstein and his sister Zam are starting at a new school: Hero Academy. Together with classmate and fluffernutter enthusiast, Trevor, they discover a secret plot that will destroy the school and forever change Herodom. Will Zam finally get her big chance? Will Trevor finally discover his special power? And with the help of his friends, will Zap be able to save the day?
Cans: A Billy Goats Gruff Story
Written by Miles Burns
Saturdays and Sundays at 10am
When we last saw the Three Billy Goats Gruff, they had just saved the town and learned how valuable and delicious recycling can be. It’s now present day and the goats have gone to sleep surrounded by their prized cans. While dreaming away in the night, an unwelcome guest enters their home and steals from them what they love the most: their cans! The Goats awake and discover the terrible truth… the cans are gone. With no help from the local authorities or judicial system, will the brothers be able to get through all of red tape, bureaucracy, and fake news to get their cans back? Only time and bravery will tell!
What should your student prepare for a Youth Workshop Production audition?
We ask that your students prepare part of a song to sing acapella (no music) and a short poem or monologue to recite (something that shows character).
It is also very helpful to bring a headshot and resume with you to the audition (It’s okay if there aren’t that many things on the resume!) The resume should have your student’s name, contact information, and shows they have been in with the roles they have played.
The audition location is at The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH) unless otherwise noted. The auditions are by appointment and last 5 minutes. Your students will audition in front of the Director, Assistant Director, and Stage Manager. We try to keep the auditions relaxed and as stress free as possible!
Please make sure to bring any conflicts you may have within the rehearsal period.
If you have any other questions, please contact our PAPA Production Manager, Kristen, at email@example.com.