Performance Program Audition Information

Enrollment in DRAM 3310, DRAM 3420, and DRAM 3740 requires a successful audition or interview. These auditions and interviews are held in an effort to create an immersive class environment with dedicated and dynamic students.

Audition Information

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Prerequisites

To register for auditions/interviews, you must have successfully completed, or be currently enrolled in, the prerequisite courses. Prerequisites can be found by looking up the class via the Registrar’s Office website, and choosing ‘Catalogue Entry’.

Auditions/interviews will be adjudicated by panels of three faculty members, according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of artistic techniques appropriate for a student completing 2000-level performance. courses
  • Exhibition of the preparation and self-discipline required for 3000-level performance courses.

 

Audition Application

To register for auditions/interviews, you must visit Shawn Coburn in W660.

  • For DRAM 3310 — Acting II and DRAM 3420 – Directing II, you must sign up for a 10-minute slot.
  • For DRAM 3740 — Devised Theatre II, you must sign up for a 90-minute slot.

If you have questions, contact Faculty of Fine Arts Advising to ensure that you are on track to complete all of your program requirements.

 

Audition Date

Auditions for Fall term will take place the previous April for continuing students. Transfer students may audition during the final week prior to the first day of Fall classes.

 

Audition Components

Perform 2 contrasting monologues, with a maximum combined length of 5 minutes. Monologues may contrast in many ways (era, genre/style, language, emotional range, character type, physical elements). Your monologues must come from published plays.

Present a directorial vision for the production of a play, with a maximum length of 5 minutes. Your presentation may consider any of the following ideas: casting/characterization, narrative/structure, genre/style, time, period, location, performance venue, or anything else essential to your production. Your play will be assigned to you at least 10 days prior to your audition.

Perform a theatre creation (developed entirely by you) with a maximum length of 2 minutes. You may perform any of the following: a physical theatre piece (you may use pre-existing music), a text-based theatre piece, a song or musical composition, or a reading from a script. You will also be required to participate in a group theatre creation. A group of applicants will be provided with a task and time to develop a short piece. Specific instructions will be provided during the audition.

All of the auditions include an interview, where faculty members can learn more about who you are as a person and a performer.

 

Audition Procedure

  • The audition panel is composed of the instructors for the 3 courses, and faculty members as needed for support.
  • The audition panel set a date for the Spring auditions and advertises appropriately.
  • The 3310 Audition Panel reviews applicants and categorizes their auditions as successful or unsuccessful.
  • The successful and unsuccessful candidates are notified by the Admin Support on behalf of the instructor.
  • Unsuccessful candidates can meet in person with the instructor who provides a verbal summary of the Audition Panel’s comments.
  • The process is repeated in the September auditions.