Milwaukee Youth Theatre

Make plans to audition for MYT’s
performance of
Esperanza Rising

Esperanza is the daughter of a wealthy
Mexican landowner. Upon the death of
Esperanza’s father, the family emigrates
from Mexico to California and start life
over as farm laborers. It is a story of
struggle, hardship and hope, set in the
1930’s Great Depression era, yet it is a
story that speaks to audiences today.
The play is by Lynne Alvarez based on the
book by Pam Munoz Ryan.

MYT will hold auditions for
Esperanza Rising
Lincoln Center for the Arts Middle School
820 E Knapp St, Milwaukee
Monday, August 28 and
Tuesday, August 29 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

MYT will be casting 20-25 youth ages 9-
18. The play is in English, but the cast
will learn a little Spanish for their roles.
Bilingual youth are encouraged to

To audition, please schedule a 30-minute
appointment for either date. You will
need to have a memorized one minute
monologue. (Monologues can be found on
the internet or from plays or books at the
library.) You will also do a cold read from
the script. (A cold read is reading aloud a
role from the script with other youth
and/or the director.) Bring a headshot
photo of yourself. (A school photo is just
fine.) A resume is welcome, but not
required. You will want to schedule your
appointment and arrive about 15 minutes
early to fill out the audition application.
Dress neatly and comfortably with shoes
one can move in.

When coming to the audition, you will
enter the main doors of Lincoln Middle
School which overlook the parking lot.
Signs or a person will direct you to Room
208 on the school’s second floor.

If selected for the cast, a parent meeting
will be held the evening of August 31.
Rehearsals will be held on Mondays,
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 8:30pm
beginning on September 5. Performances
will be Thursday, October 19 at 10:00 am
and 2:30 pm and Friday, October 20 at
10:00 am and 7:00 pm.
All rehearsals and performances are held
at Lincoln Center of the Arts Middle

A FREE Audition Workshop will be held on
August 24 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Lincoln
Middle School to help youth prepare for
the audition. Sign-up required.

Please schedule your 30-minute audition
appointment and sign up for the audition
workshop as soon as possible! E-mail: or
phone: 414-390-3900.