Theatre Audition Requirements for 2021-2022 Admissions
Shawn Hann and Andre Rodriguez
November 2, 2020 – January 1, 2021 at 9:00 am
PREAUDITION MEETING – virtual for 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
link for preaudition meeting
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.
Round One is ONLINE- the deadline for uploading PreScreen Round 1 Videos/all paperwork/letters of Rec is Jan. 22 at midnight.
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 email@example.com ONE WEEK before your student’s audition date.
Students will upload a:
4) monologue videos
All details to be fully explained at the January Pre-Audition Meeting.
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.