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Youth Theatre Company


Since 2009, the Paramount Academy for the Arts has partnered with the City of Austin/Travis County to hire 20 high school students for five weeks. Students write, rehearse, and perform an original production on the historic Paramount stage as well as at other community organizations. The Youth Theatre Company captures students’ unique voices through activities such as personal journaling, dramatic improvisation, hip-hop dance workshops, and songwriting workshops. In the program, students reflect on their experiences and refine their own ideas before creating a fantastic production for the Austin community.

Want to get paid to create a play at the Paramount Theatre this summer?


Youth Theatre Company 2015

June 8-July 10, 1–5 PM Mondays–Fridays 

Final Performance:
Friday, July 10th at 7 PM.

All rehearsals will take place Stateside at the Paramount. (There will be some outside performances during the final week of the program.)



Youth interested in theatre between the ages of 14-17 who reside in the City of Austin and Travis County that are enrolled and attending school to include youth with disabilities up to the age of 22.


  • Must be 14 years of age no later than April 1, 2015
  • Must complete Job Readiness Training- Must reside in Austin/Travis County
  • Must attend school in Austin/Travis County (Must provide current year school ID/report card at training)
  • Must provide an original, signed social security card at training
  • Parent/Guardian must attend first day of training
  • Upon assignment, youth must commit to the 5-week work session during the 2015 summer program


When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10 AM-3 PM
Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 10 AM-3 PM

Where: Stateside at the Paramount 719 Congress Avenue, Austin TX  78701

Attendance at BOTH training/audition dates, for the entire time period, is required in order to participate in this program.  Parents or guardians are required to attend the first 2 hours on Saturday, January 31st.  Students will be denied the opportunity to participate in the training if they do not bring their School IDs and their Social Security Cards with them, if they do not live/attend school in Austin/Travis County, or if they are not 14 by April 1st, 2015.


For questions email Jennifer Luck or call 512-692-0527

For more information about the City of Austin/Travis County Summer Youth News Program please contact  Manuel Villanueva.  He can be reached at: 512-854-4590  or



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