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(the) Unruly Theatre Project (UTP) is The Alden’s professional teen improv company dedicated to bringing comedic productions to the community. Members audition to be in the company for one season and are paid for each performance or workshop they do for the community.


New this year! 8th-11th Graders may participate.

Audition Schedule

Open Auditions:
Monday, March 1, and Wednesday. March 3, 7-9 p.m. 

Call Backs/Interviews and Rehearsal with UTP (by invitation):
Thursday, March 4,  approximately 6:30-9 p.m. 

To register for an audition date, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UTPWinterAuditions


All auditions and activities will be held through a password-protected Zoom link.


Information for Auditionees

Prepared monologues, headshots and resumes are not required. There are two days of open auditions (you choose which one works best for you) on March 1 and 3, both nights, 7-9 p.m. Your registration must be received by 6 p.m. on the day of your audition. You will receive a Zoom link about 15 minutes prior to your audition.


New company members will be announced on Monday, March 8.


Please note that until it is deemed safe to gather in person, all UTP activities will be virtual over Zoom (all events require pre-registration and are password protected). To participate, you need internet access. Rehearsal and performances are much easier on a laptop, but it is not required.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call The Alden Director of Youth Theatre Programs Danielle Van Hook: Danielle.VanHook@fairfaxcounty.gov / 571-294-6402.

“The Joshua Show”

Saturday, March, 13, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Purchase tickets)

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents (this fee is per device)


Joshua Holden is a modern-day Mr. Rogers with hipster appeal! When Mr. Nichols makes an unnerving self-discovery that causes him to spiral down a path of loneliness and hopeless despair, it's up to Joshua and his cast of characters, including Larry the Lint and the Wonderbook, to show his best friend the joy in being yourself. With live music, physical comedy and multiple styles of puppetry, this whimsical show is sure to bring out everyone's joyful side.

Come discover why Joshua Holden was named one of "20 Theatre Workers You should Know" by "American Theatre" magazine.

“An unabashed “ambassador of joy,” Mr. Holden has dedicated his shows to lightening the mood of all in the theater, puppets and humans alike. Accompanied by the musician Jeb Colwell, he does this through physical comedy, oddball props, and wry commentary." — The New York Times

“While this show incorporates lovely music, dancing and puppetry, it is really Joshua’s loving spirit that shines through. Even virtually, you will feel his joyful energy!" — Danielle Van Hook, Alden Youth Theatre Programs Director