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First act

Project for ethnic diversity in the performing arts

third edition

What is Act One ?

A project of the Fundación Teatro Joven / LaJoven and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations that tener the objective of promoting greater ethnic and cultural diversity in the Spanish theater scene_cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_as a way to build a freer, more egalitarian and supportive society.

This third edition will be characterized by proposing a longer tour to its participants, in addition to various dialogue actions and encounters with artists and institutions during the tour de  Gazoline  throughout the national territory. 

The process of the third edition of  First act  will begin with an audition to which actors and actresses with diverse ethnic and cultural origins can present themselves. After the audition, the actresses and actors will be selected who throughout the season will participate free of charge in the training sessions directed by Andoni Larrabeiti and other LaJoven workshops.


If you want to be part of the project, please read this information carefully:

  • Submission of requestFilling out the form that is accessed from the right column of this page

  • Project durationNovember 2019 - June 2020

  • When is the audition?  Saturday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m. at our headquarters (C/Antonio López, 58. Madrid)

  • When are the trainings and workshops?  The participants of  First act  will join one of the following available times throughout the season:

    • Monday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    • Monday and Wednesday: 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

    • Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    • Tuesday and Thursday: 12:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

      In addition to the training, workshops will be held with the cast of LaJoven and several of the artists who regularly collaborate with the company. This calendar will be made available to participants later.


  • All activities will be free 

  • In this edition, priority will be given to the participation of people who have not participated in the workshops of previous seasons de  First act.

First act  is a project of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and the Fundación Teatro Joven and also has the de5-cc7194-de5-cc71919de3_cc5capo bb3b-136bad5cf58d_The Black View, Casa Árabe, the China Cultural Center in Madrid and the Fundación Secretariado Gitano.


Practical information

Addressed to /

Actors and actresses between 18 and 30 years of diverse ethnic and cultural origins

• Audition date /

October 26, 5:00 p.m.

• Place /

Headquarters of LaJoven

(C/ Antonio López, 58)

• More information




Once all the information and material from each applicant has been received, LaJoven will make the call for the audition by email. More details of the workshops and the project will be sent to that email.

The deadline for registration is Thursday, October 24 at 11:00 p.m.

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