The audition will consist of four parts
1. A brief written response
2. A short drawing done on site at the school
3. Home project
4. An interview with a review of previous work that the student has brought to show
Applicants will write a brief paragraph in response to a question.
Applicants will be asked to do a short drawing exercise to evaluate visual skills. All materials will be provided. The drawing will be of a small object. Students will have 5 minutes to complete the drawing.
Choose a fairy tale, folk tale, traditional story, or fable. (Suggested possible stories: Rapunzel, Hansel & Gretel, Br’er Rabbit, John Henry, Tortoise & Hare, Ali Babba, Princess & the Pea, Robin Hood, Noah and the Flood, Anansi the Spider.)
Imagine you are presenting this story as a play for an audience. (Try to imagine it differently than a movie or TV show that you might have seen). Do ONE of the following and bring it with you to the interview:
Applicants should be prepared to discuss your background and interest in the following areas:
Be prepared to answer the question, “Why do you want to train in this program?”
The school is aware that students in the 8th and 9th grades are not likely to have had extensive experience in stage, concert, or film/video production. Applications should bring with them examples of their past work such as:
Applicants may bring letters from teachers, directors, or supervisors which verify and describe their experience in producing the performing arts.
Students will be evaluated based on motivation, enthusiasm, the quality of previous work, and on how students have used the opportunities available to them.