Riotous Youth 2021 Application

Thank you for your interest in Riotous Youth 2021. Bard on the Beach is proud to offer this part-time opportunity to young people considering careers in the arts.

This past year, the Riotous Youth program was successfully adapted for a virtual summer- largely thanks to the optimism and creativity of the 2020 cohort. The coming months still hold their mysteries, but Riotous Youth 2021 will embrace those mysteries with a spirit of adventure and solidarity.

Deadline to submit applications is 11:59pm on November 15, 2020. 

Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview and a group audition. Decisions on whether interviews/group audition are conducted in-person or virtually will be based on the most up to date advisories from government health authorities. Following interviews, we will be in touch with successful applicants with the details of their offer, including schedule and honorarium*.

*Honoraria will be determined based on the specifics of each offer. 

Questions? Contact Katie Johnstone at


 October 2020 Submissions open
November 15, 2020 Submission deadline
December 2020 Short-listed candidates invited to interview & group audition
December 2020 – January 2021 Group audition (by invitation)
Early January 2021 Follow-up auditions/interviews as needed
January 2021 Successful candidates receive offers
Submission Form for Riotous Youth 2021


Interest and Availability

Note: Full Riotous Youth program begins in June, but we are getting a sense of earliest availability to be ready for any necessary program adaptations.
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?