The Young Company (TYC)

The TYC experience is an introduction to the world of professional theater. Having been cast through an audition process of prepared monologues and cold readings, the company engages in an intense four-week rehearsal period, which includes table work and exploration of meter, status, voice, and movement. Working with professional directors and designers, this program culminates with ticketed performances on the Margeson Theater stage.

Admission is by audition only and open to students entering 9th Grade through graduating high school seniors.

The 2017 TYC presents The Winter’s Tale.

Auditions: Saturday, April 22 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Callbacks: Saturday, April 29 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Rehearsals: Monday – Friday, June 8 – July 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. No rehearsal Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th

Performance Dates:
Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 9 at 2 p.m.

Tuition: $495

Admission is by audition only. For auditions, students should prepare 10-20 lines of Shakespearian verse from a play. We would also like to hear you sing. Please prepare a short snippet from any song a cappella (about 16 bars in length).

To schedule an audition and for more information on this unique program, email Brandon Yagel, Education Coordinator at or call our Education Department at 407-447-1700 ext. 254.


The Young Company (TYC) was conceived in 1991 by Dr. Stuart Omans and Judith Rubinger as the primary educational branch of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Servicing local high school youth of economically diverse communities who are predisposed toward the performing arts, TYC’s staff of professional artists use theater to facilitate the emotional, social, and academic growth of young people.                          *JC – Junior Company

2016 As You Like It
2015 Macbeth
2014 Much Ado About Nothing
2013 Hamlet
2012 Twelfth Night
2011 Julius Caesar
2010 The Tempest
2009 As You Like It
The Two Gentlemen of Verona: The Musical
2008 A Winter’s Tale
2007 Much Ado About Nothing
2006 Richard III
2005 The Taming of the Shrew
2004 Macbeth
2003 Henry VI: The War of the Roses
2002 JC* – All’s Well That Ends Well Senior Company – Measure for Measure
2001 JC* – Pericles, Prince of Tyre Senior Company – Troils and Cressida & The Living Newspapers
2000 JC* – As You Like It Senior Company – King Lear & Learned Ladies
1999 JC* – The Tempest, Senior Company – The Merchant of Venice
1998 JC* – The Winter’s Tale, Senior Company – Cymbeline
1997 Hamlet
1996 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
1995 The Tempest
1994 Romeo and Juliet
1993 The Comedy of Errors, The Red Sneaks
1992 A Midsummer Night’s Dream