Fort Wayne Youtheatre presents five mainstage productions throughout the academic year as well as a touring production in the fall and spring. We are always looking for aspiring actors - ages 8 and up!
Please see slideshow at bottom of the page for frequently asked questions.
*For the health & safety of our young actors & staff, Youtheatre strongly encourages all eligible participants to get the COVID-19 vaccine prior to auditions.
MAINSTAGE SHOW - Ruby Bridges
Auditions: (Reservations Required)
February 26 & 27, 2024 | 4:30-6:30pm | Arts United Center
Since 2014, Youtheatre has shone a light on young people making a difference with our Young Heroes of Conscience Series. To celebrate the series 10th Anniversary, we revisit a past hero whose story seems all too relevant today. Ruby Bridges was born in 1954, the same year Brown v. Board of Education ordered schools to integrate with “all deliberate speed.” Six years later, as immortalized by the famous Norman Rockwell painting, Ruby became the face of integration when she enrolled in the all-white William Frantz Elementary School. Her story shows one little girl’s unbeatable courage in the face of adversity, helping lead the Civil Rights movement up the front steps and into America’s classrooms.
Directed by Gregory Stieber
MAINSTAGE SHOW - Go, Dog. Go!
Auditions: In conjunction with auditions for Ruby Bridges & The Bully
Youtheatre and the Allen County Public Library team up for the first in our Stories from the Stacks: Theatre for Young Readers Series. Aimed at Pre-K through 3rd Graders (but with plenty to enjoy for all ages), P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book Go, Dog. Go! comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, music, color and space. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. This is a rollicking free-for-all of chicanine-ery. A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops.
Directed by Todd Espeland
ON-THE-GO SHOW - The Bully
Auditions: In conjunction with auditions for Ruby Bridges & Go, Dog. Go!
What makes a bully a bully? Created and written by the students of Fort Wayne Youtheatre, this dynamic and impact full production examines one of the most relevant issues facing young people. From the oldest of fairytales to the pages of social media, our play looks beyond fear and intimidation of the bully and asks the simple question: Why?
Directed by Kimee Gearhart
How Do I Audition for a Youtheatre Show?
Choose which show you would like to audition for.
Check your schedule to make sure you can fulfill the time commitment.
Reserve your audition time-slot . (Note: you only have to come one of the days)
Print and fill out the Audition form and bring it to the auditions.
Review Audition materials to prepare for your audition.