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Riotous Youth Application

Thank you for your interest in Riotous Youth 2020. Bard on the Beach is proud to offer this opportunity to young people considering careers in the arts. The initial impulse for the program came from young people, and each year the program has evolved, in response to input from participants..

All Riotous Youth will receive an honorarium based on the opportunity offered. Your schedule will be shared by February 2020. This program does not offer full-time employment, but you have the option to apply to work on our Front of House team.*

*Applications for Front of House will be reviewed in March-April 2020. You will be contacted if selected for an interview. For any questions about these opportunities, email


September 2019 Submissions open
November 15, 2019 Submission deadline
November 2019 Short-listed candidates invited to group audition
December 2019 Group audition (by invitation)
Early January, 2019 Follow-up auditions/interviews as needed
January 2019 Successful candidates receive offers
Submission Form for Riotous Youth 2020


Interest and Availability

Note: A Shakesperience rehearsals at the end of April; full Riotous Youth program begins in June.
If you don't have professional experience working with young people, please share a personal experience.


Maximum upload size: 516MB

Personal Statement Video

In no more than 2 minutes, please introduce yourself and tell us why you’d like to be a Riotous Youth. Not sure what to say? Then tell us why Bard on the Beach? Why Shakespeare? Why teaching? Why now?

Deadline to submit applications is 11:59pm on November 15, 2019.

Questions? Contact Katie Johnstone at or 604-737-0625 ext. 262.