Enrollment open!

Youth Ensemble Theater’s TEEN ENSEMBLE is holding auditions for the original play,

Original Cast of DEADLY CONSEQUENCES at Powerhouse Theatre Festival


Deadly Consequences, a murder mystery about movie producer “Luxas Roy” and the long list of characters who would like to see him dead. Was it the depressed butler? His life long best friend? His questionable girlfriend? Or the many others he stepped on as he climbed the ladder of success?

An interactive play, each night’s ending will depend on the audience’s vote. 

ACTORS: Teen actors all genders, should have experience rehearsing, performing plays. 

AUDITION DATE: Sunday September 8th from 9 AM – 3 PM. 
LOCATION: Rondout Municipal Center, CAFE: 1921 Lucas Ave Ext, Cottekill, NY 12419

REHEARSALS: Mid October – Mid December, Saturdays 1 – 3 PM + additional weekday rehearsals tailored to actors’ availability.

PERFORMANCES: 1st two weekends in December.

For audition appointment, email Amy Poux: youthensembletheater@gmail.com


Luxas Roy, Megalomaniac Filmmaker

Damien Smithe, Snake and “Best friend” to Luxas Roy

Ashley, Gold-digger Girlfriend to Luxas Roy

Mildwen Meniscus, Bitter Butler for Luxas Roy

Mini, Actress/airhead model in a Luxas Roy film

Dilanne DeMarco, Actress in Luxas Roy film

Finnian McElroy, Over-dramatic Actor in Luxas Roy film

Leneney Gaueld, Extra-loud/tacky Mother to Ivy Gaueld and Dog whisperer for Luxas Roy

Ivy Gaueld, Brilliant Daughter (Ingenue) to Leneney Gaueld and intern to Luxas Roy

YET PROGRAMS 2019-2020

Starting in the fall, YET will offer three programs in 2019 – 2020 for young people entering grades 4 through 12:

  • YET Jr. – Theater improv and games for rising 4th – 6th graders!
  • YET IMPRO – Theater improv and games for middle/high schoolers culminating in an original play.
  • YET Teen Rep. – Our performance troupe – for experienced TEEN ACTORS!

To learn more – visit our YET Programs page here!

TO ENROLL: Download enrollment form HERE!

We’ve been busy!

SUMMER YET Acting & Improv!

This July, YET did a Summer Improv Intensive theater program at Summer on the Meadow. Young people learned acting and long-form improvisation skills, and were immersed in YET games, characters, and inventive situations that they enacted!

SUMMER YET at Kingston High School

This July and August, YET provided a theater games and media studies program to support young people’s social emotional development, group awareness, and create a strong foundation for rising 9th graders who are entering Kingston High School in the fall!

YET One Act Play Series 2019

In May 2019, YET presented two weekends of contemporary theater in the YET One Act Play Series 2019 at the Byrdcliffe Theatre!  This year’s One Act Series included 13 plays from award-winning playwrights as well as an original play by one of very our teen thespians. 

No More Monsters by Jess Honovich – Gabriella Ferri, Quinn Victor, Natalie Breedon

Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanley – Trudy Poux & Silas Schwartz

Liner Notes by John Patrick Bray – Piper Levine

The Memory Box by Chris Shaw Swanson – Natalie Breedon & Coco O’Malley

*Goodbye Charlie by Trudy Poux – Gabriella Ferri, Piper Levine, Coco O’Malley, Trudy Poux, Lily Raper, Silas Schwartz, Ella Ullman, Cody Victor, Quinn Victor

She’s Fabulous, by Jack Neary – Gabriella Ferri & Trudy Poux

On The Edge by Craig Pospisil – Piper Levine & Cody Victor

Home Front by James Duff – Emily Rosakranse

Absent Grace by Claudia Barnett – Natalie Breedon & Quinn Victor

Outcome by S.W. Senek  – Coco O’Malley & Cody Victor

Horticultural Therapy by George Sauer – Emily Rosakranse & Silas Schwartz



Youth Ensemble Theater (YET)  provides pre-professional theater institutes for upper elementary, middle and high school aged students, and engages young people in a dynamic ensemble process to create and perform contemporary cutting edge theater that reflects the collective voice of diverse and divergent points of view and experiences.

The purpose is to narrow the space between life and performance, where young people can play as close to the edge in their art form as possible…And as our youths expand their view, they will revitalize our rural cities and communities with the voices of original artistic expression. GO HERE to learn more about our theater programs for young people. 

YET has also provided the Intergenerational Ensemble, dedicated to bringing together community members across barriers of age, culture, race, and gender to create FLASH THEATER events in public settings. Learn more about Intergenerational Ensemble HERE! 

In YET’s training institutes educators, youth theater directors, and group leaders can learn YET’s engaging approach to group building and social skills. GO HERE to learn more about our training institutes!

More questions?  email Amy Poux 


Amy Poux is the former Director of Education for the Film Society of Lincoln Centerfounder and former Executive Director of Working Playground, Inc. (AKA: Urban Arts Partnership) which is an arts education organization that provides in-depth arts experiences to thousands of children annually in public school systems nationally. She is the Educational Specialist at Stockade Works, and current Coordinator of Special Projects & Educational Enrichment at Ulster BOCES. As a former professional actress and theater director, Amy has done television, and appeared in and directed Off-Broadway as well as experimental theater in New York City, at the Kennedy Center, and in regional theaters nationally.