TIPS AND PREPARATION
We advise reading the information below before you start application so that you can be fully prepared.
Information to gather:
- A transcript/current report card – you will need this to show the classes you have taken and demonstrate that you have maintained a 3.0 GPA.
- Official results/notification letters that verify your SAT and/or ACT scores.
- A photo of you
- Name/Contact Information of Teachers for Recommendations (two (2) teacher recommendations are required)
- One reference from a community service leader, extra-curricular activity leader, employer, or other teacher (you will need to provide their email address and phone number).
- Audition Video and/or Sample of Work (see below for details):
- ACTORS: Audition videos should showcase you working (in your living room, in your high school theatre, a classroom – opportunities are endless). Ideally, you’ll tape something special for your application using your smartphone or webcam that has both pieces in one video. Don’t worry that it doesn't look “professional” - footage from productions is often difficult for us to review as it rarely showcases just you and we’d prefer to just see you. Submit two (2), short (less than two minutes each), contrasting monologues or songs, showing range. You can upload a video or give us a link.
- DANCERS/CHOREOGRAPHERS: Submit two (2), short (less than two minutes each), routines, showing range of style and technique. You can upload a video or give us a link. Ideally, you’ll tape something special for your application using your smartphone or webcam. These videos can be submitted in two separate video files.
- DIRECTORS: Submit two (2) work samples that demonstrate the variety of your work. It is strongly recommended that you include at least one video (less than two minutes) from a production as work sample. We understand providing video can be a challenge, but if possible, we encourage you to send some samples showing how your directorial vision is realized on stage. Uploading copies of scripts with notes you have created as you prepared for a production is also ideal. If submitting a video, you can upload a video or give us a link.
- MUSICAL COMPOSERS/LYRICISTS: Upload two (2) video or audio files of your musical work. In addition, upload a summary about your musical or provide context that surrounds your musical compositions.
- PRODUCTION DESIGNERS/TECHNICIANS: Upload two (2) work samples. This can be pictures of production costumes, makeup, props, scenic renderings or audio files of your sound designs. In addition, each work sample must include a description of your design process and vision. Overall, we want to see how your design vision is realized on stage.
- PLAYWRIGHTS: Submit two (2) pieces of writing. Each writing sample must include a one page synopsis, plus a twenty page example of the work.
- STAGE MANGERS: Submit a complete list of all shows you have worked on outlining your duties and responsibilities for each production and two (2) work samples that demonstrate the notes you created throughout the rehearsal process and as you prepared for a production. In addition, applicants must submit a stage manager report you have created.