- Get Involved
- Young Footliters Youth Theatre
- Get Involved
Join the Young Footliters family!
We are a children's theatre in the heart of Coralville, and it takes a whole community to make this theatre possible! From performers to fundraisers, from technicians to musicians, there's a place for your family at Young Footliters. Check out the information below on how to get involved. For information on a specific production, you can visit the production page to learn more.
Take a Class!
We've got more than 50 years experience creating education programs, and we'd love to work with your family! Visit our Camps and Classes page to learn more about upcoming opportunities.
Join a Production!
Young Footliters offers four full-length productions each year, reaching students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. You can visit our Productions page to learn more about the current season, or read about ways to get involved below!
Everyone is welcome! Whether this is your first time auditioning or you've just completed your national tour, we'd love to have you in the Young Footliters family. Auditions are open to all.
To learn more about audition times and information, visit the production page for an upcoming show. If you have general questions about auditioning, we're happy to help! The easiest way to reach us is to e-mail Young Footliters. If you have questions about a specific audition or production, there's a contact listed on the production page. They'll be able to answer any questions you have.
Our fabulous Young Footliters costumer Jackie Allen is always looking for a youth costume crew to help with upcoming productions!
We meet and work at the costume shop for 2 hour chunks to measure, cut, sew, and sort costume pieces. No experience necessary but must be at least 12 years old. If you have a sewing machine feel free to bring it but this is not a requirement. We are limiting each session to 5 youth but plan to offer more times if there is more interest.
To find more about upcoming Costume Days, and to sign up visit the Costume Days Signup
For questions, e-mail Evan Hilsabeck.
Crew & Technicians
From light board operators to set painters, it takes a village to make a production. If you have skills in theatre production, or would like to learn, we'd love to have you on our team. Volunteers are frequently needed in the following areas:
- Stage Managers
- Light Board Operators
- Sound Board Operators
- Assistant Stage Managers
- Lighting and Sound assistants
- Scenic Construction
- Scenic Painting
Want to volunteer or learn more? Shoot an e-mail to Young Footliters, we'd love to talk about your area of interest!
Directors & Designers
Apply to Direct or Design with Young Footliters in the 2022–2023 season!
Visit the Call for Directors and Designers page for more information, and to tell us about your interest!
Each season, Young Footliters works with some of the most skillful production teams in Eastern Iowa! We are eager to add new voices, experiences, and visions to our roster of directors and designers. If you have experience in these areas, we want to know you!
- Music Directors
- Scenic Designers
- Costume Designers
- Props Designers
- Lighting Designers
Young Footliters holds a director selection process each spring for the following season. Even if you've missed that process, please get in touch with us so we can chat about your interests. Designers are selected based on the needs of the production, and opportunities are available throughout the season. Both directors and designers can e-mail our Artistic Producer Elizabeth Tracey or call 319.248.9374 to learn more.
Boards & Committees
Young Footliters is guided by a board of directors, and a number of committees who are actively engaged in making our community theatre possible. Do you have an interest in joining our leadership team? You can view the current board information on the Boards & Committees page or e-mail Young Footliters to connect with a board member.
Bring Young Footliters to your community!
Are you located outside the Coralville area? Say hello to Footliters Traveling Playhouse, our touring production company. Each summer, we bring 1-week musical theatre workshops to communities across Eastern Iowa. Visit our Footliters Traveling Playhouse page to learn more!
Call for Directors & Designers 2022-2023
Our 25th Season is about to begin! We're looking for production team leaders with vision, passion, and a love of working with volunteers to make the next season shine!Link to page