2017 Blueprint and Panorama Auditions
Auditions for our 2017 summer intensives Blueprint and Panorama will take place in January and February. All applicants should sign up for an audition slot. If you are unable to sign up beforehand, you may attend the audition as an open call and will be given one of the remaining time slots for that day. See below to sign up for an audition slot and scroll down for more detailed information about our live and digital auditions. Many of our applicants are accepted through video auditions, so please consider a digital audition if you are unable to make it to a live audition location. Scholarships are also available to our summer intensives. Click here for more information on financial aid.
EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW NOT TO BE AFRAID ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS PROJECT LIVE AUDITION
2017 AUDITION DATES FOR PANORAMA AND BLUEPRINT
Saturday, January 7th
Cobb County Center for the Performing Arts
To sign up for the Atlanta auditions, click here:
Saturday, January 14th
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
To sign up for the New Orleans Auditions, click here:
Sunday, January 22nd
Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts
To sign up for the Toronto auditions, click here:
Saturday, January 28th
University of California, Irvine
To sign up for the Irvine auditions, click here:
Saturday, January 28th
San Marcos, Texas
Texas State University
To sign up for the San Marcos auditions, click here:
Sunday, January 29th
Theatre Under the Stars Humphreys School Center for Education
To sign up for the Houston auditions, click here:
Saturday, February 4th
Wright State University
To sign up for auditions in Dayton, click here:
Sunday, February 5th and Monday, February 6th
Unifieds: Palmer House Hilton
To sign up for auditions at Unifieds in Chicago, click here:
Saturday, February 11th
New York, New York
Sunday, February 12th
Digital Auditions Due
Scroll down for digital audition requirements.
LIVE AUDITION INFORMATION
This is not your typical audition. Please read these instructions carefully.
At our auditions our goal is to get to know you – as an artist and human being. We want to learn what interests you, what inspires you, what scares you, and yes, where your talents lie. We don’t need you to “dazzle” us; we’re simply looking for young artists who are creative and smart.
You’ll be asked to act, dance, and sing. We expect you to approach one like the other (they are so intimately related), meaning that we hope you bring yourself to each discipline – your own point of view, your own unique brand of expression which no one else in the world possesses.
Please keep in mind: you don’t need to excel at all three in order to be considered for admission into our program.
You’ll learn the movement first, in a group, in a class-like environment. The combination will be jazz/contemporary based. Then we’ll ask you to leave the room and come back at your pre-scheduled audition slot.
Back in the room, at the minimum, we will ask that you perform a one-minute monologue, sing part of a song, be ready to work on either, and show us some kind of original material (original material is optional if you are auditioning only for Blueprint).
About that original material: This can be a song you composed, a monologue you wrote, a character you’ve created, a brief (a minute or two is sufficient) dance combination you’ve choreographed, a rap, a poem, a chant, a pantomime; it’s all on the table. Your original piece may replace your prepared song or monologue when appropriate. If it’s purely supplemental, we ask that you keep it short.
Above all, we humbly ask that you relax, focus, and be yourself. It’s not easy, but the best thing that you can do is be exactly you, and work the way that you like to work. This is not a job interview, so for the love of Pete, wear everyday clothing. Wear stuff that you always wear. This is no time for your Sunday best, unless that’s how you dress for the other six days of the week, too.
See you soon!
LIVE AUDITION CHECKLIST
- sign up for an audition slot using the links provided above
- applications can be filled out here.
- prepare a one-minute monologue, part of a song, and something original (original material is optional for our Blueprint auditions)
- bring cash or a check (made out to The Performing Arts Project) for the $35 application fee, or pay in advance via the Paypal button at the bottom of this page
DIGITAL AUDITION INFORMATION
We are currently accepting digital auditions.
Sometimes you just can’t get there. Have no fear: we still want to meet you. Set up a camera and let us get to know you electronically. First, read the instructions for the live auditions above – the same principles apply. We want you to be yourself and do work that you like. No formality is required. You are strongly encouraged to be imaginative and creative with your video submission. Think: “How can I let them know what makes me unique?”
When choosing your audition material, please submit whatever you feel represents you the best. We have no specific style requirements. However, we do ask that you do not patch together prerecorded material. Nothing from a school production, recital, or anything like that. We want you to turn on a camera and make a video with the required elements.
Your video should be uploaded to a website such as YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox or submitted through GetAcceptd.com. The submission deadline is February 12th. -Applications received after this date will be considered for waitlist status.
Instructions are below.
Your digital submission should include:
1) A Vocal Submission
one full song -or- two contrasting 16- to 32-bar cuts -or- an original song (i.e., composed by you)
2) An Acting Submission
one 60- to 90-second monologue -or- two 30- to 45-second contrasting monologues -or- an original monologue (i.e., written by you)
3) A Movement Submission
a one- to three-minute dance combination or routine -or- multiple combinations or routines showing different styles, totaling three minutes or less -or- an original dance combination or routine (i.e., choreographed by you)
4) A Personal Statement
This is for you to interpret. We want you to talk to us, candidly, about a version of yourself that you dream up. Don’t write down a statement and memorize it. We’d like you to speak off the cuff, conversationally, and informally. There are no right or wrong answers. If you want more guidance in choosing a topic to speak about, feel free to answer one of the following questions: 1. Describe a day in your past that did not go according to plan, and yet, if you could go back, you wouldn’t change a thing. 2. Future alien archaeologists will learn all about the human race when they uncover a time capsule, the size of a microwave, that YOU packed full of things. What did you put in it? 3. Imagine you have your own small restaurant. Where is it? What is it called? What are the specials today? What kind of music do you play? How is it decorated? And so forth.
5) An Original Piece of Any Kind
(original material is optional for our Blueprint auditions)
This is something created by you. If you’ve already included an original song, monologue, or dance routine, then you have fulfilled this requirement. If not, you can show us a character you’ve created, a rap, a poem, a painting, a chant, a pantomime; it’s all on the table.
6) These Administrative Items
• a photo of yourself
• an online application
• a $35 application fee
If you are submitting via getacceptd.com please go to the link below and follow submission instructions.
If you are submitting via YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox please follow the instructions below.
1) Applications can be filled out here.
2) Upload your audition to YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox. You may need to create multiple videos if the content is too large. You probably want to create a private link so that your audition is not public. (This is up to you, but please make sure we are able to view the material when given the proper link.)
3) Send an email to INFO@PERFORMINGARTSPROJECT.COM using the subject “Digital Submission – Your Name”
Attach your photo
Include the link or links to your videos
4) Pay the $35 application fee via Paypal using the button below.