PosterNew Britain Youth Theater will audition actors ages 18 and older for its first original play for young audiences, The Cinderella Project, on Monday, July 14, and Tuesday, July 15, at 6:00 p.m. or by appointment at NBYT at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA at 50 High Street in New Britain. The production will be toured to schools in the 2014-15 school year.

In The Cinderella Project, as Cinderella runs from the ball, she meets the characters from other Cinderella-like folk stories from around the world, and they teach her that the power to change her life is within herself and not just with a prince, a fairy godmother, or fate. NBYT seeks a diverse cast of four women and two men for the following roles:

  • Cinderella, from the well-known French fairy tale
  • Ye Xian, from an ancient Chinese folk tale
  • Mpunzanyana, from an African tribal tale
  • Arcia, from a Mexican-American folk story
  • Billy Beg, from an Irish folk story
  • Narrator/Prince, tells the story and becomes Cinderella’s prince

Each actor will also play roles in each other character’s story. A stage manager is also sought, and all actors and the stage manager must be available for daytime rehearsals and performances. Stipends will be paid for rehearsal and performances thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.

Those auditioning should prepare a one to two-minute comic monolog and will also be asked to read from the play. To schedule an audition, call (860) 515-8115 or email

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Founded in 2010 as New Britain Youth Theater and selected by Connecticut Magazine as Connecticut’s Best Children’s Theater in 2017, No Boundaries Youth Theater is a professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens. The name change in 2018 reflects that NBYT is—and always has been—a youth theater that accepts children from all towns and communities, with all abilities, and to be involved in a variety of ways both onstage and off. NBYT produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, provides in-school and after-school arts-integrated and arts-enrichment educational programming, and offers drama classes and individual coaching and lessons. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. NBYT operates its programs in community spaces and schools throughout Greater New Britain, and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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