YAP Applications & Stage Ready Theater Camp are Open

May 21, 2024

Broadway Theatre League of Utica Now Accepting Applications For The Youth Ambassador Program & Registration Is Open For Stage Ready Summer Theater Camp

JOIN THE DRAMA! Broadway Utica is proud to announce that the Youth Ambassador Program is entering its 13th year in the 2024-2025 season. This program is sponsored in part by the Bank of Utica. The Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) is specifically designed for juniors and seniors in good standing in area high schools. This program is funded by community support and its mission is to invest in the present and future of our youth students. Interested students are required to apply for a spot in the 12-month program. Applicants selected are not required to have theatrical talent, the only requirement is a passion for the arts, and community, and a commitment to the program.

Plus, don’t miss this year’s four-day Stage Ready Theater Camp featuring the esteemed musical director, composer/lyricist, songwriter, and vocal producer, Michael Mott, hailing from the heart of NYC. With over 20 years of experience, Michael, a native of central NY, brings an exceptional wealth of expertise to share. Participants will have the unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of auditioning, receive personalized voice critiques, master stage direction and presence, and top off the week by performing their own plays.

Stage Ready Theater Camp Details:
• Camp Dates: July 22 - 25, 2024
• Location: Tabernacle Church, Utica
• Time: Monday to Thursday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Price: $199
• Age of Campers: 12-18 years


YAP Eligibility Requirements:
• Applicants must be currently enrolled in a local high school, entering their junior or
senior year in the 2024-2025 academic term.
• Students must be available to attend the first night performance of each show in the
season, arranging their transportation. This is mandatory.
• An active Facebook account and other social media profiles are required, with a willingness to post about upcoming Broadway Utica events. Students should check in on social media while attending shows, posting creative content pre-show, during intermission, and post-show. Access to Google Apps for communication and assignment submissions is also necessary.
• Submission of a pre-show synopsis is required, due no later than one week before the performance.
• Submission of a post-show review is mandatory, due no later than one week after the performance.
• Commitment to being an active participant in the program is essential.
• Students are required to perform 10 hours of community service throughout the season at a Broadway Utica-sponsored, supported, or recommended event.

Applications must be received no later than August 1, 2024. Apply early, space is limited. To join the drama for the 2024-2025 season.


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