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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 please visit our main competition page. For application specific information such as eligibility or how to apply, visit our apply page.