Theatre Audition Requirements

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*These Audition Requirements are currently being revised for the 2017-2018 Admissions Season. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

The Theatre Department offers both performance and production studies to train individuals for careers in the live performance industry. Theatre applicants may select either the performance or the production track.

Performance Track

The audition for the Performance Track is comprised of three parts: guided group ensemble work, solo audition and student interview. The requirements are the same for all grade levels.

  • Bring a headshot and resumé of previous work and study
  • Participate in guided group ensemble warmup and improvised scenes
  • Prepare two monologues, not to exceed 4 minutes total. One from the list of Academy Approved Contemporary Plays and one from the list of Academy Approved Shakespeare Plays
  • Read both plays in their entirety. Be ready to discuss them and answer contextual questions about your monologues and the shows
  • Participate in an interview with the Theatre Department Chair and other faculty

 

Production Track

The audition for the Production Track is comprised of two parts: portfolio presentation and student interview. The requirements are the same for all grade levels.

  • Bring a resumé of previous work and study
  • Bring a portfolio that documents your previous work or designs. Hard copy and/or digital images are acceptable of designs, models, production books, or other examples of technical theatre application.
  • Read two plays, one from the list of Academy Approved Contemporary Plays and one from Academy Approved Shakespeare Plays.
  • Design and be prepared to discuss one of the following for both shows: set, costumes, props, or audio/visual multimedia. Stage Managers must submit a prop list, costume, plot and character breakdown for the two plays selected. The same element can be designed for each, or two different ones.
  • Participate in an interview with the Theatre Department Chair and other faculty

 

Printable Audition Requirements

Approved Shakespeare Plays

Approved Contemporary Plays