The Youth Performance Company is an intensive training program for students aged 13-18 who show exceptional talent as performers.
In the first part of this program, students audition for the YPCo Summer Boot Camps. After attending the YPCo Boot Camp, students are eligible to audition for the YPCo Productions, which are presented on the Neptune Scotiabank Stage. There are typically two productions each year; a play and a musical.
We are working hard to bring you our 2021 Programs.
We hope to do some kind of production in the near future; how this will happen depends on the parameters of the public health guidelines, space availability, health and safety and other Covid related restrictions.
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*Please note that all TD YPCo and Neptune Theatre Programs require a paid fee. For information or to inquire about scholarship opportunities please CLICK HERE .
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Each year, a student will receive a full scholarship to the TD YPCo program in Matt's honour. To learn more click here.
Our recent partnership with Halifax Regional Arts Virtual Programs is complete and we are looking to develop more programs like it.
*Our goal with the Climb It! Project - Catastrophe was to raise voices and create artistic spaces that allow us to workshop and develop scenes, songs, monologues, spoken word and more that will come together to be presented as part of our TourCo shows in 2022-23. We are really excited to bring together different youth to tell their stories, collaborate and share this work with people in their communities.
Also stay tuned for our "2030 Creation Project" this summer.
Check out our incredible students in our "What the World Needs Now" video. Directed by Jeremiah Sparks, this team of talented individuals worked together on a gospel version of this beloved song over Zoom. CLICK HERE and enjoy!
Our Musical Director, Jeremiah Sparks
A life-long singer and pianist, Jeremiah Sparks was choir director and church organist for Cherry Brook United Baptist Churst for over 20 years and directed the Nova Scotia Mass Choir for several years before moving to Toronto. He is presently choir director for Men of Praise Ministry for Grant AME in Toronto. Stage roles include the role of Mufasa in the Toronto (Mirvish) production of Disney’s The Lion King. He has performed across the country in such memorable roles as Louis Armstrong (Satchmo Suite) and Lanier Phillips (Oil and Water) He is a major performer in the world renown production of Drum. And recently played “PA” in the Canadian premier ofColor Purple with Neptune Theatre. His 2nd CD “Storms of Fear” is now available on iTunes .
We did too! If you missed some of our big events, please click below to check us out
Student Showcase: HERE
"Heart & Music" Music Video: HERE
Youth Performance Company through the years