TD Youth Performance Company

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.


Sign up now to audition for our YPCo Boot Camps - Summer 2022 Audition Form

 

About YPCo and Boot Camps:

The Youth Performance Company (YPCo) is an essential part of theatre school and the development of young artists. YPCo members attend Boot Camps, specialty workshops, participate in community outreach and work as an ensemble to create productions on the Neptune stage. 



Our YPCo Boot Camps are 10 days of intensive performing arts training programs for students 13-18yrs old. They include over 80 hours of training in either acting and/or musical theatre performance and run for two consecutive weeks in the summer. Boot camps will take place at Neptune Theatre in our rehearsal studios. Students will receive a Neptune t-shirt, certificate of completion, and the opportunity for a public showcase (locations TBD). Students must auditon to be accepted into the YPCo Boot Camps. (Please fill out the form above) 

 

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YPCo Boot Camp - Musical Theatre

 $575+HST

July 11-July 22 (Monday-Friday) 

9:30am-4:30pm

 

YPCo Musical Boot Camp is an intensive training camp geared towards preparing teens to audition for the YPCo season of shows. A rigorous two-week program taught by some of the industry’s finest talent will push and inspire participants to hone their craft and artistic practice. Days are divided into the three main disciplines integral to musical theatre; singing, acting, and dancing. Other areas covered include; the business of acting, rehearsal room etiquette, and how to overcome audition anxiety. The culminating presentation at the end of the two weeks is a public performance. 

YPCo Boot Camp is open to students ages 13-18 years.



YPCo Boot Camp - Acting

$575+HST

August 15-26 (Monday to Friday) 

9:30am-4:30pm

 

This YPCo Bootcamp is an intensive program geared towards preparing students intending to audition for the YPCo season of shows. For two weeks you’ll be focusing on the skills you’ll need on the journey from audition to rehearsal, through to performance and beyond! We’ll dive deep into scene work, character development, and script analysis. Taught by leading artists working in the industry, you’ll be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and push the boundaries of your craft. The bootcamp will culminate in a public performance.

 

August 17-21 & 24-28  (Two weeks) $525

 

If you wish to attend both Boot Camps, the cost is $1000+HST.

 

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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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Matt Amyotte Schorlarship Fund

Each year, a student will receive a full scholarship to the TD YPCo program in Matt's honour. To learn more click here. 


Recent Projects

 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. 

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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 . 

 

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Did you love our 12 Days of TD YPCo?

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


Photos

Youth Performance Company through the years

Neptune Theatre is located on sacred land that has been the site of human activity since time immemorial. We are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.

As artists, we are grateful to work and build community here. As stewards of culture, we are in the process of learning more about how our company can improve our relations with Indigenous People and uphold the values of collaboration and inclusivity in all that we do. 

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