Audition

Although what constitutes great acting and what makes for a great audition have not changed, technology has changed substantially and has advanced enough to enable actors to audition from anywhere, at any time. In fact, auditioning remotely has become a major part of today’s entertainment industry practices and procedures.

Theatre of Arts offers the opportunity to audition remotely utilizing video submission as well as the opportunity to audition in person (by appointment). We have outlined the 4 BASIC STEPS of the no-fee audition process below.

 

*** The NO FEE AUDITION is required BEFORE prospective students are invited to apply

 

Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions or concerns that you have during the audition and/or application process. Our staff is always happy to assist you.

 

STEP 1: CHOOSE MONOLOGUES

 

MONOLOGUE REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants must prepare (memorize) two monologues from a contemporary published play to present as their audition.

  • Contrasting monologues – i.e. comedic and dramatic.
  • One of the monologues must be written after 1979.
  • Character(s) should be close to your age.
  • One monologue should be done in your natural accent.
  • Each monologue should be between 2-3 minutes in length.

 

STEP 2: AUDITION

 

Although what constitutes great acting and what makes for a great audition have not changed, technology has changed substantially and has advanced enough to enable actors to audition from anywhere, at any time. In fact, auditioning remotely has become a major part of today’s entertainment industry practices and procedures.

 

Theatre of Arts offers the opportunity to audition remotely utilizing video submission as well as the opportunity to audition in person (by appointment). We have outlined the 4 BASIC STEPS of the no-fee audition process below.

 

*** The NO FEE AUDITION is required BEFORE prospective students are invited to apply

  • DIGITAL AUDITION:  record and upload audition video (see monologue requirements) via YouTube, Vimeo, or DropBox.
  • Email link to admission@toa.edu for review.

OR

  • LIVE AUDITION:  Contact Admissions via email or call the Admissions Office at (323) 463-2500 ext.1 to schedule an audition appointment.

 

STEP 3: THE REVIEW

Once your audition is reviewed by the admissions committee you may be asked to repeat a monologue and make slight adjustments to your performance to see how well you are able to take direction. Listen carefully and follow the directions to the best of your ability.

If you have any questions or concerns about the instruction notes contact the Admissions Office at any time.

 

STEP 4: AUDITION RESULTS

Selected candidates are invited to apply and asked to return the required application materials (see list above), a signed enrollment agreement, and an application fee ($75) along with a $150 deposit to indicate an intention to enroll. This commitment will reserve a space for the accepted student in the desired term.

 

Required Application Materials :

    • Completed application for admission along with the $75 application fee (pending acceptance).
    • An official copy of high school transcripts or equivalent diploma.
    • A brief statement of your professional goals and reason(s) why you want to be an actor.
    • Two letters of recommendation.
    • A resume of your acting experience  (if applicable).
    • An uploaded ‘headshot’ photo.