STUDENTS MUST: 1) Select one of the four monologuesHERE 2) Create a backstory (be creative and original): Who is the character speaking? Who are they speaking to? Where are they? What is going on? 3) Memorize the monologue. Students may call for a prompt during their auditions but the best auditions will be fully memorized.
Students will will be evaluated on their characterization, voice, movement, and directability as well as overall interest in theatre (see official audition rubric).
Tips for ACTING audition: DON'T STRESS!!! Although students should do their very best to prepare, we don’t want this audition to be scary. Rather, we want the chance to explore your potential as actors and performers (and we know that there are many different levels of experience). The audition panel will look at best effort and a demonstration of potential.
When performing, remember to imagine the person you’re talking to and look at them when you’re talking. Also remember acting is more than saying lines. What are you DOING while you’re talking? These monologues are intentionally general so you can make creative choices about what’s happening. We won’t know what’s happening by listening only to the lines. You’ve got to tell the story using your body.
What to wear: Students should wear comfortable clothing that does not limit their physical movement and follows the requirements of the LRSD dress code.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON AUDITION DAY: When students arrive at Parkview for their audition, they will be assessed through participation in group acting games as well as the performance of a neutral monologue.
Students must perform a neutral monologue. The neutral monologues (HERE) have been written to allow for different interpretations.
For further questions, please contact Spencer.Sutterfield@lrsd.org (501-447-2364).