Backdoor Theatre - TNT Youth Conference
Since 2018, Backdoor Theatre's Youth Troupe has been invited to perform at the Texas Nonprofit Theatre's Youth Conference in Irving, Texas.
The TNT Youth Conference is a four to six-day event celebrating young people’s involvement in the performing arts. Students have the opportunity to attend workshops and watch performances from other youth companies.
Workshops: Young people from all across Texas who are interested in the performing arts – particularly theatre – come together to attend workshops ranging from Improvisation to Hip Hop, Stage Makeup to Audition Techniques. The students are broken up into similar age groups, then rotate among 6 workshops, each of which lasts about 1 hour. Workshop are taught by professional theatre artists. There is also an opportunity to compete in the Monologue Competition
Performances: Companies apply to perform at the Youth Conference, bringing their own show to be performed for the other conferees and the general public, with tickets available for purchase at the box office before each show. Each of the shows receives feedback from a qualified Commentator, adding to the educational value of the showcases. It runs the gamut from published plays and musicals to original works authored by the company members.
In 2018, Backdoor Theatre Youth Troupe brought "School of Rock" to the 2018 TNT Youth Conference and came out with many awards and a standing ovation!
TNT Youth Conference 2019
For 2019, we are taking our Youth Troupe's performance of "Peter and the Starcatcher". The cost to take our youth to the conference starts at $7,000 for just transportation. Each student is responsible for their own registration fee ($365).
If you are interested in donating funds to our youth program, please click here.