New Auditions for the 2021/2022 School Year are now closed
If you missed the Jan. 1, 2021 deadline for the basic DSA application or the pre-audition meeting on Jan. 5, please join us to audition for the 2022/2023 school year. The basic DSA application will go live in November of 2021 and be open until Jan. 1, 2022.
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Auditions for the 2021/2022 School Year will be VIRTUAL.
Step #1: Fill out the general DSA audition form no later than Jan. 1, 2021. Click here to find the application. It will take less than two minutes, and only requires the applicant’s name, address, grade they will be entering in 2021/2022, and the applicant’s parent contact information. If you you feel there may have been an error during the application process, contact Vice Principal, Miranda Odom at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Jan. 1, 2021.
Step #2: Attend the MANDATORY Virtual Theatre Pre-Audition meeting on January 5, 2021 at 6 p.m. Click here to enter the Google Meet for the Mandatory Virtual Theatre Pre-Audition meeting. A parent, guardian or adult representative of the student (coach, music teacher, relative, neighbor, friend, etc.) must attend this meeting. Students are also encouraged to attend, but it is not required. At this time, the applicant will be given details about the audition process.
Step #3 Submit your online audition by January 22, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. See below for what is required in your submission.
Students will upload a:
- Headshot, school picture or snapshot that clearly shows your face
- 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. Click here for the recommendation form
- Monologue Videos
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. Middle school students are not required to do a classical monologue, and may submit two contemporary monologues instead.
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.
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.
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.
Links to videos of sample monologues from current DSA students can be found here. Please do not choose the same monologues performed by these students.
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.
Learn more about the DSA Theatre Department by watching this video.