25 Mar 2024

NYT Auditions at Doorstep Youth Theatre

Written by: Sam Parker

In November 2023, Doorstep Youth Theatre were visited by Harry Gould from the National Youth Theatre (NYT) for a guest workshop, and since the turn of the year, we have been working with members of the group to submit monologues for this year’s NYT intake auditions.

NYT is a pioneering youth arts charity that nurtures creative expression, personal well-being and skills development, engaging thousands of young people aged 11- 30 around the UK every year. Established in 1956 as the world’s first youth theatre, NYT seeks out, supports and champions performers, theatre technicians and young creative leaders.

As an associate company of NYT, each year we run a free support programme for those in our groups who want to audition for NYT, but would like some assistance in registering for a place and preparing an audition piece.

For five weeks in a row, we met for an hour before our regular 7-9pm DYT slot, and worked with our young people on the texts they were tackling, as well as more general audition advice. For the final session, we brought in our Doorstep cameras and lighting, and recorded each member’s performance, before sending it to them to be submitted through the NYT members hub.

A huge congratulations to those in DYT who have applied to National Youth Theatre this year! Break a leg gang!

To find out more about NYT, please visit – https://www.nyt.org.uk/