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

RADA Auditions for Spring 2023 will be held the following
days:

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - Sunday, October 2, 2022

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:

For Regular Decision Spring Study Abroad 2023 we are auditioning students remotely if they are not located in the New York City Area. Please note we will be hosting these auditions via Zoom. When signing up for an audition slot, you will receive the link to the Zoom meeting. You will be invited into the waiting room during your scheduled audition time. Arrive ten minutes early, and await your turn in the waiting room. Upon arrival make sure video and audio are activated and lastly, disable your virtual background. 

MONOLOGUES


You must have two (2) monologues prepared. These are the same monologues you attached to your application. The monologues must be from a play by William Shakespeare and no more than two minutes in length each.  


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 Shakespeare 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

Auditions details for the Berlin Acting program:

Early Decision:

We are no longer accepting Early Decision applicants for Spring 2023. 

Regular Decision:

  1. Submit a complete Spring Study Abroad application by the Application Deadline.
  2. Participate in the Regular Decision Audition Round.
  3. Note all Regular Decision Auditions will be held via Zoom. Please scroll down to review the process.

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

Regular Decision Spring 2023: Thursday, July 14, 2022

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. Have your headshot and résumé easily accessible.

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:

For Regular Decision Spring Study Abroad 2023 we are auditioning students who do not live in the New York City area remotely. Please note we will be hosting these auditions via Zoom. When signing up for an audition slot, you will receive the link to the Zoom meeting. You will be invited into the waiting room during your scheduled audition time. Arrive ten minutes early, and await your turn in the waiting room. Upon arrival make sure video and audio are activated and lastly, disable your virtual background. Make sure your full name is listed within the Zoom meeting.

HELPFUL AUDITION TIPS

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:

Please note: Early Decision is not available for summer 2022.

  • Start a Summer Study Abroad application. You must have at least the "Personal Details" page of your application completed before you are invited for an audition.
  • Schedule and complete an audition during Early Decision Auditions. 

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:

  • Submit a complete Summer Study Abroad application by the Application Deadline.
  • Schedule and complete an audition during Regular Decision.

    Summer 2022 Audition dates are as follows:

    Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
    Thursday, February 10, 2022, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET
    Thursday, February 10, 2022, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET
    Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET
    Thursday, February 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
    Saturday, February 26, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
  • If you are accepted, you must confirm your place in the program by the date stated in your Admissions Notification email. 

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.

REMOTE AUDITIONS:

Summer Study Abroad 2022 auditions will take place in person. If you need to request a remote audition via Zoom, please contact tisch.special.admissions@nyu.edu.

COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE: COMMEDIA, COMEDY, AND FILM/TV

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

Please note: Early Decision is not available for summer 2022.

Early Decision:

  • Start a Summer Study Abroad application. You must have at least the "Personal Details" page of your application completed before you are invited to audition.
  • Schedule and complete an audition during Early Decision Auditions.

Regular Decision:

  • Submit a complete Summer Study Abroad application by the Application Deadline.
  • Schedule and complete an audition during Regular Decision.

    Summer 2022 Audition Dates are as follows:

    Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Thursday, February 10, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET (Remote via Zoom)
    Thursday, February 17, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET

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 Commedia dell'Arte program in Florence.

REMOTE AUDITIONS

All summer 2022 auditions will take place in person except for auditions on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. When signing up for a remote audition slot, you will receive the link to join the Zoom meeting. You will be invited into the waiting room during your scheduled audition time. Arrive ten minutes early, and await your turn in the waiting room. Upon arrival make sure video and audio are activated, and lastly, disable your virtual background. 

 

Helpful Audition Tips

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.