The Young Company

Free Professional Training for Young People

Learn by doing with Cape Rep Professional Artists

About the Young Company:

Cape Rep’s Young Company Initiative (YoCo) provides free professional theater training to young local actors eighth grade through high school eager to learn the craft of acting through an intensive rehearsal and production process. All interested students are welcomed into this free annual program. The company has consisted of young men and women whose hometowns stretched the length of the Cape to the South Shore from Plymouth to Wellfleet.

Come work with Cape Rep’s professional artists and do a play that will push you physically, emotionally and creatively to become a better actor. Your training includes acting, voice and speech, movement and stage combat, text analysis, audition preparation, lots of games and more! Led by Associate Artistic Director, Maura Hanlon, YoCo meets 3 days per week beginning in December (with a break for the holidays) and culminates in a production on the Main Stage of Cape Rep’s Indoor Theater in 3 public performances.

2019/2020 Program

Info Session: Monday, November 4, 7 pm in the Crosby Barn at Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Rt. 6A, Brewster.

Rehearsals: Wednesday and Friday (with the exception of January 1) 6-9, Sunday 12-3 until the final week, when we work every day: December 4-15, January 2-31, February 1-6

Performances: Friday, February 7 at 7 pm and Saturday February 8 at 2 pm and 7 pm

For more information, call the Box Office at 508.896.1888.

Our past productions of Macbeth, Great Expectations ,and The Odyssey were a huge success with audiences and the young actors involved.

Click here to listen to YoCo director Maura Hanlon’s interview with NPR’s Mindy Todd on “The Point.”


The 2020 Young Company


Thank to the following businesses and organizations for their generous support of the YoCo program:

Robert & Margery Glovin and The Samuel W. and Jacob I. Brier Charitable Fund, Dan Wolf & Heidi Schuetz, The Cape Cod Five Foundation and Michele & Gary Clarke, with the support of

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