Luna Stage Holds Open Auditions for Teen Artists for New Professional Summer Performance Conservatory

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Luna Stage is launching a new Summer Performance Conservatory for young artists, ages 11-17. Auditions will be held at Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road in West Orange, on Sunday, February 24 and Monday, February 25 from 6-8pm. Students selected for the program will be directed by Luna’s professional artistic staff in a fully-produced play in the Luna’s MainStage theatre this July.

Students who are accepted to the Conservatory will begin a focused rehearsal process of Ramón Esquivel’s bilingual Spanish-English play, coincidentally titled Luna. The process will culminate in four public performances in Luna Stage’s MainStage theatre, as well as in a week-long tour to day camps in surrounding communities. The daily curriculum will also include voice and movement training, acting, physical theatre, improvisation, and ensemble work. Familiarity with Spanish is a plus but not required.

A maximum of 15 actors will be accepted into the program, all of whom are guaranteed speaking roles with substantial featured dialogue. Up to five additional slots are available for students interested in stagecraft, directing, technical theatre, and stage management.

Luna’s auditions are welcoming, supportive, and fun. Applicants should prepare a short monologue, joke or song, and may be asked to read scenes from the script. To book an audition appointment, please email chris.kuiken@lunastage.org.

Weekday rehearsals and performances will be held July 1-26, Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. Weekend performances will be July 19, 20, 27, and 28, 10am-12:30pm (performances at 11am).

The charge to participate in this 4-week conservatory program is $1,200. Need-based scholarships are available.

The Summer Performance Conservatory offers young artists an opportunity to enhance their individual performance potential while developing a broad base of theater experience and knowledge. They will build technique and learn about themselves as performers while developing collaborative skills and artistic confidence.

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