Recruitment for the Family Storytime Company 2018

Download full recruitment document here

Are you a young theatre-maker who;

  • Is aged between 18 and 25 and at the very early stages of developing a career in the arts?
  • Is keen to learn about all aspects of theatre-making and touring whilst devising and performing?
  • Loves breaking the fourth wall and interacting with audiences?
  • Is passionate about theatre for early years?

Yes? Then why not audition for our Family Storytime Company for 2018?

The company of 4 members will devise and perform interactive shows with a science theme for children aged 3 – 7 throughout the year. You will be mentored throughout the process by our Associate Director for Pathways – SYT’s programme dedicated to aiding the progression of young people through the medium of theatre.

On selected days throughout the year, you will brainstorm, play, create, rehearse and ultimately perform your show to an audience of children and their parent’s and carers.

Last year’s inaugural company set a high standard with fantastic performances of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, The Enormous Turnip, The Little Red Hen and many more - all presented in partnership with Edinburgh International Science Festival, a partnership we will renew for 2018.

Current company member Jen Athan states of her experience so far 
“Being a part of the Family Storytime Company has really enriched my creative life. As a performer and composer. It has given me a great opportunity to work with like-minded individuals and has presented me with opportunities I wouldn't find anywhere else. I am so happy I applied to be a part of Family Storytime and I know the amazing experiences I've had with the company will stay with me forever”.

In addition to being an excellent training opportunity, there is also a training bursary totalling £1,050 for the 10 month commitment, plus travel expenses from SYT’s base in Glasgow to any venues we may potentially travel to.

Applications from artists who have wider creative backgrounds are positively encouraged e.g. music, dance, physical theatre, design. You should have a keen interest in developing work for younger audiences through a collaborative process and a commitment to developing your skills in all aspects of theatre. 

(Please note successful applicants cannot participate in SYT’s National Ensemble.)

Registration and Auditions

The auditions will be held on Sat 16 September 2017 at 10am at Scottish Youth Theatre. Those interested in auditioning must be available for all dates detailed in recruitment document here 

Interested? Then register for an audition here. Deadline for registrations is Mon 4 September 10am

Deadline for registration is Mon 4 September 12 noon


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