Students interested in auditioning for the theatre arts department should prepare two contrasting monologues (one contemporary & one classical). If technical theatre or design is your interest or strength, please prepare one monologue and a portfolio of your technical and/or design work. For strongest consideration, monologues must be performed from memory.
The following information may serve you as a guide:
• Acting Audition: Actors should present two contrasting monologues. For specific details, please refer to guidelines below. For those interested in Technical auditions, please be prepared to demonstrate areas of interest and strength with a portfolio.
• Technical Audition: For those interested in Technical auditions, please be prepared to demonstrate areas of interest and strength with a portfolio. The portfolio should include photographs of your work on set construction, painting, props, costumes, or lighting. You should also include
any drawings, sketches, drafting, or models that you made. For stage management experience, students should present their prompt book and photographs of the production.
• A completed Audition Form: Complete the online Theatre Arts Audition Form, audition form.
• A Resume and a headshot or recent picture. Please bring this with you on the day of your audition.
Audition and Interview Process:
The audition process will be a three part process.
- The presentation of your rehearsed monologues. We ask that you prepare and present TWO contrasting monologues.
- Select them from written, produced plays. Please do not choose material from films, television, or original and/or self-written scripts.
- They should be memorized and thoroughly rehearsed so that the total time does not exceed four (4) minutes.
- At least one, if not both, should be a portrayal of a character close to you in age, temperament, and emotional experience.
- Please choose one classical monologue (Shakespeare, Marlowe, Euripides, etc.) and one contemporary monologue (one from a play written within the last 50-100 years).
- The repeat of one or both pieces with guided direction from one or more of the auditioners to give you an idea of what it would be like to be in a production working with the theatre directors here. Also, this will give you the chance to explore your piece(s) in new and challenging ways as to provide insight to what might be asked of you in an acting class.
- An informal interview. We have a short conversation with you and examine your portfolio, if applicable. This is to give you and us a chance to ask questions and get to know each other a bit. It will be informal but very productive as we are able to share with you our vision of this program and how you can contribute to the progress being made. There is nothing you can do to prepare for it but to be honest and completely yourself.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact Ms. Traci Ledford at 903-923-2292 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To schedule your audition contact the Schoolof Fine Arts Officeat email@example.com or phone 903-923-2158.