Young performers from across Canada are invited to submit video auditions for the 2021 season of the TD Confederation Centre Young Company. The season will run on-site from June to August, and is a proud part of The Charlottetown Festival at Confederation Centre of the Arts.

This summer, the Young Company will present The Rising!, exploring moments where society has come together to stand up for civil and judicial rights.

Music transcends geographic and cultural barriers and has played an essential role in protests for generations. Weaving songs from such artists as Tracy Chapman, Lady Gaga, Macklemore, CCR and Bob Marley, The Rising! is an inspiring, high-energy journey about striving for a better and more equitable humanity.

Performers between the ages of 18 and 30 are encouraged to apply to be a part of this important group of storytellers. Whether one’s stories come from spoken word or song, traditional or modern dance, the Centre is looking for voices of all backgrounds to come together on PEI for an unforgettable experience in the arts.

Rehearsals for the Young Company begin in mid-June and run through August 21. As it has for almost three decades, the program doubles as a summer training intensive, featured within The Charlottetown Festival.

Submissions are welcome from people of all cultures, genders and identities, with varying degrees of experience. Applicants are reminded that if they play a musical instrument or speak languages other than English, they should showcase this ability in their video audition. Traditional songs, dances and speeches are also welcomed and encouraged.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. Full details can be found at confederationcentre.com/auditions.