Theatre

Theatre Audition Requirements for 2021-2022 Admissions

All applicants must thoroughly read and follow the 4 step application/audition process on the Admissions homepage.

DIRECTORS
Shawn Hann and Andre Rodriguez

THEATRE WEBSITE
Click Here

ONLINE APPLICATION
November 2, 2020 – January 1, 2021 at 9:00 am

PREAUDITION MEETING – virtual for 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
6:00 pm
link for preaudition meeting

Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)
‪+1 314-474-3040‬
PIN: ‪859 704 001#‬

PREVIEW DATES
Because of Covid19, DSA will not have any in-person tours or Preview Mornings for the 20/21 school year.  A full Preview Morning video can be found here.

AUDITION DATES
Round One is ONLINE- the deadline for uploading PreScreen Round 1 Videos/all paperwork/letters of Rec is Jan. 22 at midnight.

We will invite selected students to continue on to Round Two of auditions (callbacks) by appointment between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday Feb 6 and overflows on Tues Feb 2 from 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Students will be contacted by email by Feb 1 for callback times/directions to online Google Meet room.
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ACCOMMODATIONS
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@dpsk12.org ONE WEEK before your student’s audition date.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Students will upload a:
1)  resume
2)  headshot
3)  essay
4)  monologue videos

All details to be fully explained at the January Pre-Audition Meeting.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Two 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.
Link to Recommendation form: https://forms.gle/pJtwFXpcpnY6epqs6
All recommendations due Jan. 22 by midnight.
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MONOLOGUES
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.

Please do not use the following plays for your selections: Alice in Wonderland, Promedy, Fantasticks, 15 Reasons to Not Be in a Play, Huck Finn /Tom Sawyer (any version), Fifth of July, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Our Town, Dear Evan Hansen (for monologues) and anything with “Audition” in the title.

Published Play Resources