Young REP Theatre Training Program
June 13 - July 28, 2022


During a six-week intensive training period, students, age 12-20, will meet every Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to noon. Each week consists of acting classes as well as master classes in Ensemble Performance, Audition Technique, Improvisation, Voice and Diction, Dialects, Musical Theatre for the Actor, Stage Combat, Directing, Script Analysis, Technical Theatre, Shakespeare and Playwriting.  An outstanding instruction team of theatre professionals include:


Well-known as a professional training ground Young REP teaches the discipline, concentration and skill necessary to all areas of theatre. Students will have the opportunity to explore and grow as individuals and ensemble performers.  Class exercises and projects will focus on the assessment and effective use of the actor’s basic skills in voice, movement and characterization. 

The program will culminate in a week long Festival of showcases the final week in July on the stages at the Lesher Center for the Arts. These wonderful showcase performances will celebrate the creative spirit and skills which have been learned in the various parts of our program. 


  • Admission is based on the application and audition-interview.
  • Auditions for the 2022 program begin March 5 and will continue into May, as space is available.
  • Audition/interview requires a memorized monologue, 1-2 minutes in length from a published play reflecting careful preparation, imagination and honesty.
  • Auditions are held at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Information regarding partial scholarship is available at the audition upon request.

The Young REPertory Theatre Training Program will be celebrating its 49th year in 2022 and continues to train and develop students interested in the theatre arts as a vocation or serious avocation. Our program offers a Morning Program, as well as optional Performance Workshops (Musical Theatre and Acting) in the afternoon. Students may participate in one, some or all of our programs!




July 25 - 28, 2022

"I am and always will be grateful for my summers at Young REP. From friendships I have made, to the countless tools and life skills I have learned, and to the inspirational teachers! Young REP has been more than an acting training program for me. I have found myself and discovered my true direction and passion here.”
Sara Taylor
"I am learning I should have more confidence in myself. The theatre classes at Young REP inspire me! I have enjoyed my audition technique classes because a very valuable tool for an actor is learning to find the right audition material. I loved my verbal action class because it has taught me phrasing which will stay with me. I also love exploring improv and Shakespeare because both scare me and push me to take risks. I want to keep taking risks so I can keep growing as an artist. Young REP gives me a safe and inspiring place to do this!” "
Mattingly Biener
"I had never been more challenged as a performer or as a person in my life until Young REP. The unique environment, professionalism, and education of this program is of great value. I cannot think of a better place for young people to come together and explore themselves and the theatre.”
Angelica Richie