AUDITIONS « The Performing Arts Project

Save These Dates in 2015

Summer Intensive: June 28 – July 19
Young Performers Program: July 5 – 12
To audition for the Young Performers Program, click here.


Audition Dates: To sign up for an audition slot in one of the cities listed below, please click here:
January 31: Boston
10am, Boston Conservatory, 132 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA, 02215
February 1: Chicago
10am, Palmer House Hilton, Wabash Room, 17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
February 7: Austin Area
10am, Texas State University, The Theater Center, 430 Moon Street, San Marcos TX 78666
February 8: Houston Area
1pm Sam Houston State University, University Theatre Center, Avenue H and 17th Street, Huntsville, TX 77341
February 13: Summer Intensive Digital Auditions Due
February 21: Los Angeles
10am, 3rd Street Dance, 8558 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
February 21: New York City
10am, Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Avenue – 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018
March 5: Young Performers Program Digital Auditions Due


Fill out your application here

Click here to sign up for your audition slot:

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.
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.
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 one 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 your original material. There will be an accompanist provided.
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!

- sign up for an audition slot by clicking here:
- Fill out your application here

- prepare a one-minute monologue, part of a song, and something original
- 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 AUDITIONS (Due February 13th, 2015)

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 pre-recorded 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 The Submission Deadline is February 13th, 2015 -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. You’ve been granted the power of invisibility, just for one weekend. How would you spend those two days? 2. We meet you twenty years from now and find out you’ve been banned from performing forever, yet you’ve still figured out a way to be happy. How did you do it, what are you up to? 3. An alien virus lands on Earth, and converts every human into a monster — every monster is different, and its features are based on what the person was like on the inside. What does your monster look like?
5) An Original Piece of Any Kind
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) The Following Administrative Items
• a photo of yourself
• an online application
• a $35 application fee
If you are submitting via 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) – Fill out your application 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.


Applicant’s name


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