Young Company is Irondale's pre-professional training program for high school students (ages 14-18). The ensemble develops scripted (often original) and improvised work for public performance twice each year and offers internships in all aspects of operating a theater company.
Entering its 13th season, The Young Company uses the same ensemble training techniques that created the Irondale Ensemble Project. Just as the professional company grew out of the interests and talents of the original members, the Young Company develops work in the same way. Young Company members will create and perform two productions over the course of the school year, travel to see other professional shows, and intern with a professional theatre company.
Young Company members gain hands-on experience and learn what it takes to run a professional theatre by ushering visiting and in-house productions, assisting in youth classes, distributing marketing materials, stuffing programs, and working alongside Irondale’s professional Ensemble on our Equity productions. We are truly grateful for their commitment and are proud to call each and every young person an Irondale family member. The Young Company is generously supported by New York State Council on the Arts, Sonia Staff
As Irondale celebrates its 40th Anniversary, we are looking to the future as we remember the accomplishments of the past. Please make a contribution of $40 to help us getting number 40 off to a great start.
Your gift will be fully tax deductible.
Thanks to our generous supporters, Irondale recognizes the commitment and contribution of select outstanding Young Company members with a $1,000 scholarship upon their graduation from High School, to be used toward any aspect of their higher education.
2021 - Nyles Emile, Marcus Lassiter, Ruby Papavassiliu & Star Torbert
2019 - Christina Ramsey
2017 - David Rosa & Julia Smith
2015 - Danajha Davis & Dre Knigh
2014 - Aaliyah Stewart & Joel Seabrook
2013 - Richard Perez
2012 - Xerxses Morris
2011 - Alex Miyashiro