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.

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 applicants the option to audition, either remotely by utilizing video submissions, or in person by appointment.

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 available, however, it isn’t a requirement.
  • An uploaded headshot photo.

Theatre of Arts offers applicants the option to audition, either remotely by utilizing video submissions, or in person by appointment. We have outlined the 4 BASIC STEPS of the no-fee process below.

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

STEP 1: CHOOSE MONOLOGUES

MONOLOGUE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must prepare, through memorization, 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 applicants the option to audition, either remotely by utilizing video submissions, or in person by appointment.

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 available, however, it isn’t a requirement.
An uploaded headshot photo.

  • 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. Be sure to listen carefully and follow 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. Applicants must provide us with a signed enrollment agreement and an application fee of $75, as well as a $150 deposit. 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 available, however it isn’t a requirement.
    • An uploaded head shot photo.