Theatre Audition Requirements for 2020-2021 Admissions
Brandon Becker and Shawn Hann
November 1, 2019 – January 3, 2020 at 9:00 am
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Schomp Theatre – DSA
DSA does not have a shadow program. Instead, we have 5 Preview Mornings. Preview is from 7:40 am – 9:30 am. It is for both parents and students. Everyone will spend the first half of the time in one large group hearing from the DSA principal. After the large group session, students and parents will receive a tour of the school from a DSA parent who is in the same major you’re interested in auditioning for.
To sign up for a Preview Morning, click HERE
Your specific audition time will be given to you at the preaudition meeting. Audition dates are:
February 1 – 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
February 4 – call backs – 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
February 8 – callbacks – 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
If your student needs accommodations for the audition, as written in a 504 or IEP, please provide a copy of the 504 or IEP to Assistant Principal Aspen Burkett ONE WEEK before your student’s audition date.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, or another adult (not related to you) who knows about your creativity, responsibility, talent, and what you are like as a student. Download this form and give it or email it to the three adults who will fill it out.
Download the Letter of Recommendation Form.
Please have the forms mailed back to DSA theatre by January 25, 2019 to ensure all materials can be reviewed prior to auditions.
Letters should be addressed to:
Denver School of the Arts
Attn: Shawn Hann,
7111 Montview Blvd.
Denver, CO 80220
Bring your resume with you to your audition, using this resume format.
Download the Resume Format.
Choose TWO contrasting, one-minute monologues from published plays. This enables the judges to see a range in your acting skills. One monologue should be a contemporary selection and one a classical selection. Classical plays are defined as plays written before 1910. A classical piece is not mandatory for middle school students.
Here are some tips to help you choose monologues that are best for you:
- Look for pieces that speak to you personally; that excite and interest you.
- Read the entire play that the monologue comes from. Understanding the play enables you to more fully embody the character you’re portraying and helps put the monologue into a larger context.
OPTIONAL: If you also sing, you may prepare 16 bars of a song and sing it immediately following the performance of your monologues. Sing it a cappella (no music) and choose a Broadway show tune.