Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Oct 01 - Jun 30

The Wallis Youth Theater Company

Please select an event:
No events found.


Saturdays, October – June, 2017.

Madeleine Dahm, Artist in Residence at GRoW at The Wallis, will serve as Artistic Director for the Company.

For actors ages 17-22

The Wallis is pleased to join with Madeleine Dahm to establish The Wallis Youth Theater Company. We are looking for young committed actors aged 17-22.  The selection process will be by audition and interview.  Interested young artists should complete and submit the application form below no later than September 19, 2016.

10-12 actors will be selected to form the Company for the Fall, 2016 through Summer, 2017 season. The Youth Company will perform a mix of classic and contemporary repertoire and have a chance to help shape original work through devise composition.  The Company will perform at The Wallis in the Lovelace Studio Theater.  An important mission of the Wallis is to reach out to those who may lack access to the theater, as such Company members will also participate in small outreach productions and community performances/events.

Company members will have a chance to attend theatre performances at The Wallis and meet with visiting artists for master classes, workshops, and other learning opportunities.  While the focus is on acting, company members will also have opportunities to learn other aspects of mounting a production and operating a theater.

Regular rehearsals will be three hours each week on Saturdays.  

In lieu of tuition or other fees, actors will sign a contract to formalize their commitment to the Youth Company and to the specific responsibilities that are involved.

For questions please contact Education@TheWallis.org

About Madeleine Dahm

Madeleine Dahm is an internationally-respected artist with thirty years of experience working in professional theatre and contemporary dance arts. She has worked with some of the world’s leading theatres, performing companies, and training academies, and she has collaborated with renowned innovators in theatre, dance, multi-media, music, and art. Madeleine was a professional dancer in England for fifteen years after studying with the legendary Martha Graham. Post-Graduate studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire led to training with theatre pioneer Lloyd Newson after which she began creating her own physical theatre work which was presented in concert venues in Europe, across the UK, and in the USA. Recent Credits include: Director and choreographer of Oktoberfest - The Musical: An Almost True Story (premiering August 2016) - Book by Phillip LaZebnik (Disney’s Mulan and Prince of Egypt), and Music by Grammy winning film composer Harold Faltemeyer (Top Gun and Beverley Hills Cop). In 2015/16 she was the Movement Director and Choreographer for The House is Black, a multi-media project created by world-renowned vocalist Sussan Deyhim, and Emmy award-winning composer Richard Horowitz. She is also currently working with famed LA arts critic and journalist Victoria Looseleaf, to direct the staged play of her novel, Isn’t it Rich. Madeleine is the recipient of a Los Angeles Theatre Guild Award for directing, she is an Associate Member of The Stage Director and Choreographers Society of America, and she is a Founding Member of The British Association of Choreographers.

Application Form


Venue: GRoW: A Space for Arts Education