Students in the Theatre Arts Department study and experience all aspects of theatre through classroom and studio work in a serious, rigorous, conservatory-style program. The program includes acting, movement and ethnic dance, playwriting, voice and speech, Shakespeare, directing, periods and styles, script analysis, theatrical literature, and theatre history.
At the core of the department are the beliefs that product stems from process, quality is more important than quantity, and training for future study is the method required in a pre-professional setting. The program offers four levels of training to 80 qualified students grouped by ability and successful completion of the prior level. Classes are taught by credentialed teachers and artists-in-residence.
WHAT WILL YOU DO TO PREPARE FOR THE THEATRE ARTS AUDITION?
- learn and memorize a contemporary monologue (no longer than 2 minutes)
- monologue information HERE
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE THEATRE ARTS AUDITION?
- current photo with your name written on the back (small snapshot, school picture, or headshot)
WHAT WILL YOU WEAR TO THE THEATRE ARTS AUDITION?
- comfortable, unrestrictive clothing (sweatshirt and sweatpants)
WHAT WILL YOU DO DURING THE THEATRE ARTS AUDITION? Auditioning students are required to participate in all parts:
- MEETING - students and parent/guardian will attend a meeting to discuss the audition and admission process, placement and advancement, and department goals.
- MONOLOGUE - present a contemporary monologue from memory (no longer than 2 minutes), cold reading selected by the audition committee (no home preparation required), informal interview with the audition committee
- ACTING WORKSHOP - assessment of student work habits, mental focus, physical endurance, willingness and effort, and ability to work as a team. You'll be asked to write 1 - 2 pages about your audition experience.
Students will be evaluated on Theatre Arts audition elements, and enthusiasm for this field.