How to Audition for acting 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: Students will recive a Zoom audition link prior to their scheduled audition date. On the day of their audition, students will log on to zoom wher you will be met by one or more of our drama teachers. we'll talk you through the audition, let you practice your audition and then you'll perform your monologue. All we ask is that you do your best. we're not looking for perfection. We'll also take time to talk to you about what interests you about our program and school. don't stress. do your best. have fun!
further questions? please contact Spencer.Sutterfield@lrsd.org (501-447-2364).