Summer Intensive Live Auditions
Live auditions for our 2014 Summer Intensive will be held in January and February of 2014. Specific dates are below. Sign up for your audition time here. *Please note: all those who are auditioning must attend the dance call, which will be held at the beginning of the audition day. Your individual time slot (subsequent to the dance call) is when you share your acting, singing, and original work.
Summer Intensive Video Auditions
For Summer Intensive video auditions, which are due by February 14th, please visit http://bit.ly/TPAPVideoAud.
Young Performers Program Auditions
For audition information on our 2014 Young Performers Program, please click here.
Live Audition Dates and Locations
Dates and locations of the 2014 Summer Intensive live auditions are below. Please sign up for a time slot here.
**Scroll down below the dates to find detailed audition information, including what to expect and what to bring.**
Sunday, January 19th – 10am
524 Plasters Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30324
Sunday, January 19th – 10am
Bravo Academy of Performing Arts
150 Laird Drive
Saturday, January 25th – 10am
Texas State University
430 Moor Street
San Marcos, TX 78666
Sunday, January 26th – 1pm
Sam Houston State University
University Theatre Center
Avenue H and 17th Street, Huntsville, TX
Huntsville, TX 77341
Sunday, February 2nd – 10am
Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Saturday, February 8th- 10am
CPCC Central Campus
Overcash Building, Room 300
1206 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Saturday, February 15th – 10am
San Francisco Conservatory of Dance
301 Eighth St (corner of 8th and Folsom)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Saturday, February 22nd – 10am
500 Eighth Avenue – 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
LIVE AUDITION INFORMATION
Sign up for your audition time slot here.
o Performing Arts Project applicants should preregister for an audition slot. If you are unable to preregister you may attend the audition as an open call and will be given one of the remaining time slots for that day.
o Auditions will begin with a dance call in which ALL must participate. This dance call will occur at the start time listed for the audition. After the dance call is completed, you may leave and come back at your assigned time for your one-on-one audition.
THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL AUDITION.
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
While we do our best to consider live auditions and recorded auditions with equal weight, there is no true substitute for getting to meet you in person.
In fact, meeting you – and getting to know you a little bit – is our goal. 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. If you’re someone who is threatened by this prospect, you’re not alone; sure, it can be a little intimidating. But don’t sweat it. All we ask is that you throw yourself into it, commit fully to the attempt. If, conversely, you’re someone who’s at ease with this component of the process, great; and furthermore if you identify yourself as a tap dancer, you’ll be given a chance to demonstrate that skill (this is very optional and not expected).
After all this, we’ll ask you to leave the room and come back one at a time.
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 chat with us a bit. There will be an accompanist provided.
We also require you to bring some 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!
*(Take a look at the glossary below for a detailed description of what entails a monologue, and what is a song, in our view.)
LIVE AUDITION CHECKLIST
- sign up for an audition slot by clicking here
- prepare a one-minute monologue, part of a song, and something original
- come dressed to move, and wear footwear that won’t slow you down (tap shoes are optional)
- fill out your application and bring it with you along with your photo
- bring cash or a check (made out to The Performing Arts Project) for the $35 audition fee
A one-minute monologue is a sixty-second speech, soliloquy, or scene presenting the words or thoughts of a single character. Ideally, a monologue should come from a published play or screenplay, but they are sometimes successfully excerpted from unpublished work, novels, short stories, sketches, or speeches. If you choose a monologue from a monologue book, you should have an understanding of the larger story and the context from which the speech is taken.
A song is a composition for the voice. A typical audition song comes from musical theater or the world of pop music, and can be presented with accompaniment or a cappella. However, we encourage you to sing a song that you love, in a style that you love, with whatever accompaniment you prefer. We want to see the best version of yourself as a singer.
By part of a song, we mean between 16 and 32 bars of music.
Original material is something you made. Anything you’ve written or created is fair game and we’d love to see it: a song, a monologue, a movement piece, a rap, a painting, a haiku, a speech, an impression, a character, a drum solo, a tree house – you name it.
Finally, when it comes to acting, dancing or singing in any form: We’re interested in your technical skill, but only to a point. Far more important is your personal connection to the material. The ability to tell stories and honestly convey ideas is the side that your bread should be buttered on.