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Theater encompasses classical and contemporary spoken as well as musical theater (optional). The strongest auditions demonstrate range, a commitment to craft, and illustrate the actor’s ability to make clear, nuanced performance choices that best showcase their distinct voice.
hear from alumni & master artists
Michael McElroy | National Selection Panelist in Theater
Sean Stack | 2015 Winner in Theater
Blake Pfeil | 2006 Winner in Theater
Mara Jill Herman | 2003 Winner in Theater
Adam Ace Anderson | 2009 Winner in Theater
select performances by winners
Sheldon Donenberg | 2017 Winner in Theater
Marie-Josée Bourelly | 2018 Winner in Theater
Elena Gonzalez | 2018 Winner in Theater
Zoe D'Andrea & Henry Thrasher | 2018 Winners in Theater
Liam Oh | 2018 Winner in Theater
Saige Rodriguez | 2017 Winner in Theater
About the Competition
For more information on the YoungArts' national arts competition, such as eligibility or how to apply, please visit our main competition page.