Young Core Company

Developing young people as artists and citizens through outstanding experiential theatre training in a context of civic engagement and community building

Young Core Company

The Young Core Company cultivates a professional theatre environment in a culture of fun, inclusion, and supported risk-taking. The YCC welcomes actors, writers, directors, stage managers, and designers.

Join the Young Core Company for Winter Quarter:
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Shana Bestock

Performances Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, March 26 at 2 pm
Rehearsals begin January 2023
Open application for ages 14-19

“How far would you go to protect what you believe?”

When Antigone makes a fateful decision about her body, her uncle makes an equally fateful decision to uphold the law of the land rather than protect her. This utterly contemporary script reimagines the classic Greek tragedy to explore the fallout to families when bodies and the body politic collide. With sly humor and primal power, Antigones invites everybody to connect with empathy across physical and moral distance.

The YCC is directed by Shana Bestock, with direct mentorship from ACT’s Core Company of professional artist-leaders.

YCC is YOUR place to forge and express your identity in creative community!

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Check out these images from the YCC’s fall show, Love and Boats!

Who We Are

An ensemble of diverse young people eager to develop craft, connect to others, and push beyond our goals as artists and humans.

The Young Core Company produces exciting quarterly productions. Rehearsals integrate master classes from the ACT Core Company -professional expertise that the YCC can put to immediate practice. Each YCC member is paired with a mentor for additional 1-1 relationship and knowledge building.

There’s open quarterly registration, an easy application, no audition, and all ACT student programs are pay-what-you-choose. We understand this doesn’t alleviate all barriers to access, but we hope it can open some more doors. If you need assistance accessing any part of the YCC, please get in touch.

Refund Policy: If a registration is canceled by the family after it has been processed, but at least two weeks before the class begins, we will refund payment minus a $50 processing fee. If registration is canceled less than two weeks before the class starts, we do not offer a refund. However, any payment (minus the registration fee), can be used towards either a future ACT program, tickets for ACT shows through the end of the current season, or given as a donation. ACT reserves the right to cancel a class or limit registration. In this case, any tuition paid will be refunded in full, including the registration fee. We want all students to be satisfied with their experience at ACT. If, after completing the first day of class, you decide that it’s not for you, just let us know before the second class or the second business day, (whichever comes first), and we will refund your payment (minus the registration fee). After the second day of class, no payment adjustments can be made.