Audition Information for Study Abroad Programs

Auditions are required for the following Study Abroad programs. Please review the information below to ensure you are fully prepared for your audition.


Fall/Spring Study Abroad Audition Information

Shakespeare in Performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

AUDITION DATES FOR LONDON RADA PROGRAM

Spring 2019 RADA First Round Auditions:
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Spring 2019 RADA Callbacks:
Monday, October 1, 2018

Please refer to the Admissions Calendar for more relevant dates.

 

SCHEDULING YOUR AUDITION

Students who have submitted complete applications and who meet the requirements of the program will be contacted via email by Tisch Special Programs to schedule an audition. Please make sure that emails from tisch.special.admissions@nyu.edu are added to your safe sender list so they are not filtered as spam.
 

STUDENTS AUDITIONING REMOTELY

If you are not in New York City or cannot attend the audition in person, you will be able to audition via Skype.  More information about this will be in the email sent from Tisch Special Programs regarding scheduling your audition.
 

HELPFUL AUDITION TIPS

1. When submitting a headshot:

  • You must be the only one in the picture and your face should be clearly visible.

  • Please make sure the picture satisifies the size parameters detailed in our Application Requirements.

2. Be on time or early for the audition. Late arrivals reflect poorly and you will only be seen if time permits.

3. We advise that you dress comfortably.

  • Wear appropriate fitting clothing that allows for movement and fluidity in your audition.

  • Do not wear clothing that is too tight; you have to be able to move freely.

  • Do not wear clothing that is too loose, falls off, or has to be adjusted constantly.

  • Do not wear clothing that is revealing or inappropriate.

  • Wear flat-soled, comfortable shoes that allow for grounded movement. Heavy boots and high heels are not recommended.

  • Women are encouraged to wear practice skirts if possible.

A note on mandatory clothing for men and women:

Why do we ask for this?

Because it helps you find your “historical body”, liberating you from the normal way you dress and the consequent temptation to fall into predictable habits. The majority of Shakespeare’s characters you will be called upon to play are of elevated status, and these elements of dress help to give you an appropriately well supported sensation. The physical information of your apparel contributes not only to how you visually appear in space, but also to how you feel in your body, the understanding of the world you inhabit, and the world your character lives within.

A solid shoe makes a firm contact with the floor, enabling good carriage and improving tone.

A skirt of the specified length and weight gives an unparalleled sensation of inhabiting space with purpose and bravura; the movement of the fabric is there to be negotiated, adding to the substance and impact of your body space.

Trousers are looser and more uniform than jeans or tights, and lend a useful feeling of formality.

Finally, dressing for presentations also makes you feel special. It’s always good to “look the part”, temporarily eschewing the “tyranny” of contemporary fashion and individuality.

(Neither set of clothing, though specified by gender, is intended to be gender specific or, in that respect, limiting.)

4. During the audition, be prepared to do both of your 2-minute Elizabethan/Jacobean monologues.

  • It is important that you have memorized both 2-minute monologues.

  • Select pieces that you would likely be cast in.

  • Be knowledgeable of your source material. We expect that you have read the plays in their entirety when selecting your monologues, and that you understand the full context of your selections.

Stanislavski, Brecht and Beyond: An Integrated Approach to Actor Training

There are two ways to be considered for the Berlin Acting program:

Early Decision:

  1. Start a Spring Study Abroad application with the Berlin Acting program as your first choice by Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 5:00pm ET. You must have at least the "Personal Details" page of your application completed.
  2. Schedule and complete an audition during the Early Decision Auditions held in May (Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Saturday, May 5, 2018).
  3. Submit a complete application by Friday, June 1, 2018 at 5:00pm ET.
 

Notifications will be sent Friday, June 29, 2018. If you are accepted, you must confirm your place in the program by Wednesday, August 1, 2018. If you are not accepted, your application will be put into the Regular Decision pool. Optionally, you may re-audition during the Regular Decision audition round in September/October if you so choose.

 

Regular Decision:

  1. Submit a complete Spring Study Abroad application by the Application Deadline.
  2. Participate in the Regular Decision Audition Round.

If you are accepted, you must confirm your place in the program by the date stated in your Admissions Notification. 

 

AUDITION DATES FOR BERLIN ACTING PROGRAM

Early Decision Spring 2019: Thursday, May 3, 2018 and Saturday, May 5, 2018

Regular Decision Spring 2019: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Friday, September 28, 2018

Please refer to the Admissions Calendar for more relevant dates.

 

SCHEDULING YOUR AUDITION

You will be invited to schedule an audition using the Google Calendar via an email from Tisch Special Programs. Please sign up for an audition appointment by the date specified.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

1. Bring your headshot, along with résumé.

2. Prepare a 2-3 minute monologue of your choosing (contemporary or classical).

SUBMITTING YOUR STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION

Along with the audition, you will be required to complete a study abroad application. Please note you must complete both an audition and application in order to be considered for the Berlin program.

STUDENTS AUDITIONING REMOTELY:

If you are not in New York City or cannot attend the audition, you can audition via Skype. Please sign up on the calendar link above and type in "SKYPE" in the "Where" section of your appointment. Please include your Skype ID and contact phone number.

HELPFUL AUDITION TIPS

1. When submitting a headshot:

  • You should be the only one in the picture.

  • The picture must show your face clearly.

  • The picture size should be 8 x 10 inches.

2. Be on time or early for the audition. Late arrivals reflect poorly and you will only be seen if time permits.

3. We advise that you dress comfortably.

  • Wear appropriate fitting clothing that allows for movement and fluidity in your audition.

  • Do not wear clothing that is too tight; you have to be able to move freely.

  • Do not wear clothing that is too loose, falls off, or has to be adjusted constantly.

  • Do not wear clothing that is revealing or inappropriate.

4. During your audition:

  • It is important that you have memorized your monologue.

  • Select a piece that you would likely be cast in.

  • Be knowledgeable of your source material. We expect that you have read the play in its entirety when selecting your monologue, and that you understand the full context of your selection.

Summer Study Abroad Audition Information

International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam

There are two ways to be considered for the ITW Amsterdam program:

 

Early Decision:

  1. Start a Summer Study Abroad application. You must have at least the "Personal Details" page of your application completed.
  2. Schedule and complete an audition during the Early Decision Auditions held in November/December.
  3. Submit a complete application by December 8, 2017 at 5:00pm ET.

 

Notifications will be sent December 15, 2017. If you are accepted, you must confirm your place in the program by December 22, 2017. If you are not accepted, your application will be put into the Regular Decision pool. Optionally, you may re-audition during the Regular Decision audition round in February/March if you so choose.

 

Regular Decision:

  1. Submit a complete Summer Study Abroad application by the Application Deadline.
  2. Participate in the Regular Decision Audition Round.

If you are accepted, you must confirm your place in the program by the date stated in your Admissions Notification. 

 

SCHEDULING YOUR AUDITION

You will be invited to schedule an audition using the Google Calendar via an email from Tisch Special Programs. Please sign up for an audition appointment by the date specified.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete and submit your online application.
  2. Prepare a 2 minute monologue of your choosing (contemporary or classical).
  3. Prepare one brief a capella song.
  4. Bring your headshot and resume to your audition.
  5. Non-NYU Students: Letter of recommendation from theatre professional is highly recommended. Please upload via the online application.

 

SUBMITTING YOUR STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION

Along with the audition, you will be required to complete a study abroad application. Please note you must complete both an audition and application in order to be considered for the Amsterdam ITW program.

STUDENTS AUDITIONING REMOTELY:

If you are not in New York City or cannot attend the audition, you can audition via Skype. Please sign up on the calendar link above and type in "SKYPE" in the "Where" section of your appointment. Please include your Skype ID and contact phone number.

HELPFUL AUDITION TIPS

1. When submitting a headshot:

  • You should be the only one in the picture.

  • The picture must show your face clearly.

  • The picture size should be 8 x 10 inches.

2. Be on time or early for the audition. Late arrivals reflect poorly and you will only be seen if time permits.

3. We advise that you dress comfortably.

  • Wear appropriate fitting clothing that allows for movement and fluidity in your audition.

  • Do not wear clothing that is too tight; you have to be able to move freely.

  • Do not wear clothing that is too loose, falls off, or has to be adjusted constantly.

  • Do not wear clothing that is revealing or inappropriate.

4. During your audition:

  • It is important that you have memorized your monologue.

  • Select a piece that you would likely be cast in.

  • Be knowledgeable of your source material. We expect that you have read the play in its entirety when selecting your monologue, and that you understand the full context of your selection.

AUDITION DATES FOR AMSTERDAM ITW PROGRAM

Please refer to the Admissions Calendar.

Winter auditions will be very limited, so students are encouraged to audition in the fall. If a student is unable to attend the fall or winter auditions, contact Tisch Special Programs to schedule an alternate appointment.

Commedia dell’Arte in Florence

There are two ways to be considered for the Florence Commedia dell'Arte program:

Early Decision:

  1. Start a Summer Study Abroad application. You must have at least the "Personal Details" page of your application completed.
  2. Schedule and complete an audition during the Early Decision Auditions held in November/December.
  3. Submit a complete application by December 8, 2017 at 5:00pm ET.

Notifications will be sent December 15, 2017. If you are accepted, you must confirm your place in the program by December 22, 2017. If you are waitlisted, you may receive an update to your admissions status during the Regular Decision round. If you are not accepted, you are encouraged to apply/audition again for the following summer term if eligible.

Regular Decision:

  1. Submit a complete Summer Study Abroad application by the Application Deadline.
  2. Participate in the Regular Decision Audition Round.

If you are accepted, you must confirm your place in the program by the date stated in your Admissions Notification. 

SCHEDULING YOUR AUDITION

You will be invited to schedule an audition using the Google Calendar via an email from Tisch Special Programs. Please sign up for an audition appointment by the date specified.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete and submit your online application.
  2. Prepare 2 contrasting monologues, two minutes in length each. One Shakespearean piece is preferred.
  3. Bring your headshot and resume to your audition.
  4. Bring to your audition a list of 5-10 of your favorite works of literature (not dramatic works).

SUBMITTING YOUR STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION

Along with the audition, you will be required to complete a study abroad application. Please note you must complete both an audition and application in order to be considered for the Florence Commedia program.

STUDENTS AUDITIONING REMOTELY:

If you are not in New York City or cannot attend the audition, you can audition via Skype. Please sign up on the calendar link above and type in "SKYPE" in the "Where" section of your appointment. Please include your Skype ID and contact phone number.

HELPFUL AUDITION TIPS

1. When submitting a headshot:

  • You should be the only one in the picture.

  • The picture must show your face clearly.

  • The picture size should be 8 x 10 inches.

2. Be on time or early for the audition. Late arrivals reflect poorly and you will only be seen if time permits.

3. We advise that you dress comfortably.

  • Wear appropriate fitting clothing that allows for movement and fluidity in your audition.

  • Do not wear clothing that is too tight; you have to be able to move freely.

  • Do not wear clothing that is too loose, falls off, or has to be adjusted constantly.

  • Do not wear clothing that is revealing or inappropriate.

4. During your audition:

  • It is important that you have memorized your two monologues.

  • Select pieces that you would likely be cast in.

  • Be knowledgeable of your source material. We expect that you have read the plays in their entirety when selecting your monologue, and that you understand the full context of your selections.

AUDITION DATES FOR COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE IN FLORENCE PROGRAM

Please refer to the Admissions Calendar.