This post is designed as a general resume submission as well as a specific call to our upcoming production of MATILDA!

All Twin Cities Directors, Designers, and potential Production Staff - Please email resumes to matthew at [email protected] with the Subject Line "YAI Artistic Staff - Your Name".

We additionally welcome all questions about our organization or this production.  Please reach out to [email protected]  with any questions!


OPEN POSITIONS: We hire for the following Paid Positions:

  • Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Music Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Choreographer
  • Set Designer
  • Prop Master
  • Sound Designer
  • Costumer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Adult Intern Positions


MATILDA Winter 2020 Production:

The Young Artists Initiative is hiring for their 2020 winter production of MATILDA! Project commitment 1/13/20 - 3/15/20.


MATILDA Timeline:

Rehearsals are Sundays, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 1:00-4:00pm in Saint Paul, beginning January 19th, 2020. Performances are March 5th - 15th, 2020 at the Wellstone Center in Saint Paul.



Monday, January 13th, 2020 from 6-9pm 

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 from 6-9pm.



Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 from 6-9pm.


MATILDA Performance Location:

The Performance Space at Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul
For more info or to reserve a seat call
651-222-KIDS or visit


MATILDA Overview: 

The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. 

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.


Once again, this post is designed as a general resume submission as well as a specific call to our upcoming production of MATILDA!


All Twin Cities Director, Designers, and potential Production Staff - Please email resumes to Matthew Berdahl (Artistic Director) at [email protected] with the Subject Line "YAI Artistic Staff - Your Name".




The mission of Young Artists Initiative (YAI) is to transform lives through theater! We do this by educating young theater artists through accessible, high quality performing arts programming offered in an inclusive community setting.


Our vision: A creative and engaged community where young people flourish – on and off the stage.


The following core values guide all YAI activities:

• Access – We increase access to high quality performing arts experiences through free classes, scholarships, and low/no cost tickets.

• Respect and acceptance – We value all young people for who they are; we embrace the understanding that there are no “cookie cutter” kids or families.

• Community – We bridge communities as we build our YAI family through volunteer involvement, performance, and celebrating the creative potential in every child.

• Learning by doing – We encourage youth to reach their greatest creative potential through collaboration with professional artists and leadership opportunities.

• Going beyond – We believe that whatever we put into a performance is what we get out of it. This commitment and passion helps youth build the skills and confidence necessary to exceed expectations in theater and in life.


Young Artists Initiative
Matthew Berdahl, Artistic DIrector
[email protected]

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Young Artists Initiative
Matt Berdahl
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Posted November 6