So you like to write and are interested in writing for the stage? Students interested in playwriting should submit 3 samples of writing and a Playwright’s Statement and participate in an on-site writing exercise and interview. Directions are as follows:
A. Submission of Writing Samples What do you love about your writing? Choose 3 samples— Examples: poems, plays, essays, reports, short stories-- that illustrate your best efforts. Don’t worry if these samples aren’t from theatre. That’s fine. They can be writing you’ve done on your own for fun or for a camp or workshop, or they can even be completed assignments from English class. The ideal submission will include a variety of samples illustrating talent and interest in multiple forms of writing and do not have to be complete works but can be in-process. HOW WILL WE COLLECT WRITING SAMPLES? The good old-fashioned way: make copies to leave with the audition committee on the day of your audition.
B. Playwright’s Statement: Why did you choose to audition for playwrighting? What writing experience would you bring to Parkview? Who are the writers that inspire you? How is the writing of stories valuable to the world? Using these prompts, write one page to give us a sense of who you are as a writer. HOW WILL YOU SUBMIT YOUR STATEMENT? The good old-fashioned way: make copies to leave with the audition committee on the day of your audition.
C. On-Site Writing Exercise Show us your passion! On audition day, you will be given a prompt like a photograph and asked to write a one and a half page scene based on the prompt within a set time limit. We prep you with some pre-writing work and then set you loose to do your thing!
D. Interview Tell us about you. What kind of writing do you like to do? What’s your writing process like? How do you want to use your writing gifts at Parkview? We want to get a sense of who you are.