While your Artistic Resume gives us some insight into your background it is not, primarily, an evaluative tool for your application. In your audition, it may be used as a way of learning more about you or starting a conversation.
We recommend that you select monologues that you can relate to and are appropriate for your age.
Actors and Singers: We do not recommend pieces from films, television, or original material. If you choose your piece from a monologue book, please be aware that many other actors may have also and your choice, as a result, might be overdone. Make sure you have read the whole play from which you chose your monologue; we may wish to discuss it with you. Due to time restrictions, you may only be asked to perform one of your two monologues. However, do fully prepare your second monologue in case the evaluator wishes to see that.
For the voice component, select pieces that will best show your strengths as a musical theater performer. Due to time restrictions, you may only be asked to sing the pre-1962 selection. However, do fully prepare your second song in case the evaluator wishes to hear that.
The focus of the dance component is to assess your ability, potential, and presence. Be ready to listen, and be ready to move.
We are most interested in seeing who you are in the audition. We want to see you reflected through the characters you play and the pieces you perform. Pick good material for yourself, prepare it, and do it well. We want to see skill and potential, so play to your strengths.
Designers and Technicians: We are most interested in who you are; your portfolio is a way of learning more about you. We also understand that your portfolio is a product of your opportunities so don’t worry about what you don’t have, include what you do have.
Your interview will not be a formal presentation of your work, it will be a conversation with teachers about you, what you’ve done, your interests, and your goals.
Finally, keep in mind that this is just as much your opportunity to audition us as we audition you. Four years is a large commitment so please feel free to utilize your time with us to ask questions about our programs, the Department, or the College.