General Information

At our auditions, 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.

At the audition, you should be prepared to act, sing, and have a discussion with us. You may dance as well if you have the space and a combination prepared. Otherwise, you can email or waive your movement audition.  We expect you to approach one discipline 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.

When choosing your audition material, please bring whatever you feel represents you the best. We have no specific style requirements.

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.



How the In-Person and Live-Online Auditions Works

To attend our Live-Online Auditions, sign up for a time slot on one of the dates below.

Before your audition, you will receive a link to use for your audition. At your assigned date and time, click the link and you will be directed to our Zoom waiting room. You can wait there until we let you into the session. Each individual audition will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Please note that because we are trying to get to know everyone thoroughly we often run late, so make sure to allow extra time past your assigned time slot.

Please see below for audition material specifics.

Audition results will be emailed in March to all students.


2023 Live-Online Audition Dates

Please click on the date of your choice to sign-up

2023 Current Live-Online Audition Dates.

JANUARY 21ST, 2023
JANUARY 29TH, 2023

Additional February dates will be added.

If the available audition dates do not work for you, please contact us to schedule a suitable date and time.

Applicants may also send digital auditions.

Audition Material Details



Chat with us
We want to get to know you a bit better. We will ask you to tell us a bit about yourself and might throw a couple of questions at you. There is nothing you need to prepare for this.  We don't need to see a polished version of you, just the real you. We’d like you to speak off the cuff, conversationally, and informally.

A Movement Piece (OPTIONAL)
This is 1-to-3 minutes of you moving your bonehouse (which is how Chaucer referred to the human body in Olde English, which’s pretty rad). Conventionally, this's a dance combination but it doesn’t have to be. It can be anything you’d like. If it’s choreographed/invented by you, so much the better. You have a couple of options here. If you have a suitable space you can share this during your audition slot. You may also submit a separate video or you may waive the movement portion of your audition. If you choose to waive your dance piece, we will place you as a beginner/intermediate level dancer. (Compass: Dance for Movers applicants are REQUIRED to submit a movement submission).


An Acting Piece
This is a 60-to-90 second monologue. You can choose anything: contemporary, classical, or anything in between. It can be theater, film, television, or… something original YOU’VE written. Our faculty may also give you some direction and work on the piece with you.

A Vocal Piece
One approximately 32-bar cut of a song. Again, anything goes. Or, Anything Goes. You decide, but choose something you really like. It doesn’t need to be from a musical but it should be something that has a story you can sink your teeth into, as opposed to just pretty notes. You should sing with a track, rather than acapella when possible. If someone is available to play live for you that is great as well. You may also share an original song (i.e., composed by you) that can double as your Original Piece. Our faculty may also give you some direction and work on the piece with you.


An Original Piece of Any Kind
This is something created by none-other-than-you. If you’ve already shared an original song, monologue, or movement piece, then you've already checked this box. If not, you can show us a poem, a painting, a rap, a pantomime, a character you’ve created; it’s all on the table.


Live Audition Check List (In-Person and Online)

  • Sign up for an audition slot using the links provided above.
  • Fill out your application here.
  • Prepare audition material as explained.
  • Pay your application fee on our Payments page 
    • You may also send your application fee via Venmo to The Performing Arts Project (logo has yellow circle).
    • If the application fee poses a financial hardship you may request a fee waiver by emailing
  • Email a headshot or snapshot to

Audiiton REQUIREMENTS breakdown by Program


Please refer to the chart to see what will be included in a Live-Online audition.

If you would like to be considered for multiple programs, you should prepare materials for the program with the most requirements. Student who share Panorama requirements (5 items) will also be considered for Blueprint and both Compass programs as well as Panorama. Students who share Blueprint requirements (4 items) will also be considered for both Compass programs as well as Blueprint.