The 2023/2024 Season at Broadway Bound Children's Theatre marks the first time in over a decade that the organization will have a youth advisory council. This advisory council will consist of twelve students between the ages of 13 and 17 from Seattle and the surrounding area. This council provides space for students to advise and voice perspectives and to connect BBCT leadership to the community we aim to inspire.
Students will be expected to meet once a month for a meeting with the artistic director and discuss current productions in the area, local opportunities for workshops, jobs, auditions, and training, and goals for Broadway Bound and Summer Spotlight programming including show selection, outreach, and special events. In addition to these monthly meetings, there may be unique experiences in the Seattle area that will be offered for free, reduced price, and/or early registration.
These students can also receive training with Broadway Bound staff on mainstage shows by shadowing, volunteering, or working in the artistic (directing, choreographing, stage management, music directing) or production (design and technical work in scenic, costumes, audio, and lighting) departments during the school year.
Students interested in joining the Youth Advisory Council need to meet the following requirements:
- Be between the ages of 13 and 17 from October 7th, 2023 - August 18th, 2024
- Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Theatre experience of at least three productions (all/any of the following are valid- school/after-school, musicals/plays, acting/backstage)
- Ability to dedicate at least three hours a month to meetings, attend a performance of each production (complimentary tickets,) and commit to 30 volunteer hours from October 7th, 2023 - August 31st, 2024.
Selection for the Youth Advisory Council will be based on the following:
- All requirements listed above are met
- Goals and personal statement are in line with BBCT's mission and objectives.
- Can effectively communicate for youth advocacy in their community
- Be able to express the importance of the performing arts and theatre in society