We are the only youth company in Zürich offering devised work in English. We create original pieces of physical theatre that are dynamic and innovative. We offer unique training opportunities for young performers, aged 13-19 years, providing a depth and breadth of challenging experiences as a launchpad for a professional career in the performing arts. Close Encounters Youth Theatre (CEYT) aims to have youth work alongside professional actors and participate in workshops with top industry professionals from across the globe. Ultimately, the intent is to offer opportunities for young performers to take their original devised works to audiences in Switzerland and beyond.
Directors leading the company, Tara Brodin and Joanne Willmott are fully qualified teachers with over thirty years of combined experience teaching in schools, colleges and universities in Zürich and internationally. In addition, they are both professional and critically acclaimed directors and theatre artists.
Join CEYT to take your performance and creative work to the next level!
VIOLENT DELIGHTS - A daring post-apocalyptic reimagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet for ages 13- 19.
We are seeking performers (actors, singers, dancers, gymnasts, musicians, and athletes) for a unique re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Using physical theatre techniques, performers will devise an original version and full-scale production. Participants will learn essential performance skills necessary for pursuing theatre professionally.
No experience necessary - just a willingness and curiosity to create dynamic physical theatre.
The audition process will be on June 10 and rehearsals will be on Sundays from September through December culminating in the December production.
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