Above all, we humbly ask that you relax and be yourself. It’s not easy, but the best thing that you can do is be exactly you. 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.
Your video should be uploaded to a website such as YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox or submitted through GetAcceptd.com. The submission deadline is Friday, February 14th, 2020 by 11:59pm. Applications received after this date will be considered for waitlist status.
Detailed Instructions are below.
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.
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 should 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.
DIGITAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
WHAT SHOULD MY DIGITAL AUDITION INCLUDE?
Please see chart for what your submission should include for each program.
If you would like to be considered for multiple programs you should submit materials for the program with the most requirements.
Students who submit Panorama requirements (5 pieces) will also be considered for Blueprint and Compass as well as Panorama. Students who submit Blueprint requirements (4 pieces) will also be considered for Compass, as well as Blueprint.
Submission Material Details:
1) 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). You may choose a modern and classical monologue or even something from another type of writing.
2) 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)
3) 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.
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. Help us get to know you a bit better. 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) A Vocal Submission
one full song -or- two contrasting 16- to 32-bar cuts -or- an original song (i.e., composed by you). There are no requirements as to the type of song you sing. You may choose a ballad or up-tempo and your song does not need to be from a musical.
6) All submissions should also include the following administrative Items (needed for all programs)
- a photo of yourself
- an online application
- a $35 application fee
DIGITAL AUDITION SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
If you are submitting via YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox please follow the instructions below.
- Applications can be filled out here.
- 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.)
- 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
- Pay the $35 application fee via the Payments page.
If you are submitting via getacceptd.com please go to the link below and follow submission instructions.