Theatre Audition Requirements for 2021-2022 Admissions

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

Shawn Hann and Andre Rodriguez

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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
‪+1 314-474-3040‬
PIN: ‪859 704 001#‬

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.

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.

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 ONE WEEK before your student’s audition date.

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.

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:
All recommendations due Jan. 22 by midnight.

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