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Acting

For candidates who only wish to be considered for an acting studio for their primary training

ACTING ARTISTIC REVIEW

ACTING EVALUATION

MONOLOGUES

Two contrasting monologues - both contemporary

  • We define “contemporary” as anything written from around 1900 to now

  • Each monologue must be under two minutes in length

  • All monologues must be from published plays (no film/TV scripts; no original material)

  • Please choose material that is within your age range (roles you would be cast in now)

  • Props and costumes are not permitted

  • We want to hear your natural voice. Please do not add an accent to your monologues

CONVERSATION

You will have an opportunity to converse with your evaluator immediately after presenting your monologues. This is a chance for us to get to know you a little bit. We've watched your work as an artist and now we want to learn about you as a person.

WHAT TO BRING

In addition to uploading them digitally, you are required to bring both a photograph and a résumé to the artistic review. A snapshot is preferable, as long as you are recognizable in the photo. Please use the proper format for a performing arts résumé (more information here). Your evaluator will not accept additional material beyond the photo and résumé.

WHAT TO WEAR

Please wear clothing and shoes that allow you to move comfortably in your audition. For those inclined to wear heels, please keep them at a reasonable height. You are welcome to perform barefoot. The session begins with a short group warm-up. Movement clothes are not required for the warm-up, but you are welcome to wear them. You will have time to change into another outfit for your artistic review.

SESSION TIMES

You will reserve either a morning or afternoon session for your artistic review. You should expect to be with us for the entire session. Sessions are approximately 3.5 hours. All candidates arrive at the same time to check in. For the most part, check-in for morning sessions begins at 9:00 and afternoon sessions at 2:00.

When you walk into the room we know you are excited and nervous and in the zone. We know you want us to like you, to believe you are special and worthy.
We know this because we have lived this too: My first professional audition went very well. When I was through, however, intending to exit gracefully, I walked into a closet door. Right smack into it. I got the part but I spent a week re-living the horror of that moment.  
We know you have good and bad days and we are right with you, hoping this is one of your good days. We are trained to see beyond what you are able to do, good day or not. No matter how you think it went, once you leave that space, it is out of your hands. You did the best you could do on that day in that moment.   

— Advice from an Acting Evaluator