Thank you for your interest in stArt. We want to begin by saying that this is not only a talent-based audition. We are looking for students who are passionate and capable young performers, but who are also eager to jump into unknown territory with curiosity and excitement, and who can work well in an ensemble. Only students currently in grades 6-12 may apply. Students must have completed grade 6 by June 2024 in order to audition.
Initial auditions will be submitted online. Students will be invited to callbacks based on their audition and application form. Callbacks will take place on April 8, 2024 at Gateway High School.
The following majors must submit a video performance:
The following majors must submit a virtual portfolio:
NOTE: If you are invited to callbacks and cannot attend, please contact Dr. D'Ambrosi at email@example.com.
Students will be informed of their acceptance status by April 12, 2024.
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What to Prepare
Creative Writing: Choose one written work from the list below. Creative Writers must upload their work on the audition form. Only the following genres will be accepted.
Fiction (short story) – one original short story of 5-10 pages in length. Must be typed: 12-point font, Times New Roman, single-spaced.
Creative Non-Fiction – One original non-fiction piece (personal essay, memoir) of 5-10 pages in length. Must be typed: 12-point font, Times New Roman, single-spaced.
Ten-Minute Play – One original Ten-Minute Play, 10 pages in length. Must be typed in U.S. Standard Playwright format (you may use a playwriting program, but not required).
Poetry – Five original poems of any style or format, not to exceed 10 pages in total, including free verse, in which a theme, motif of applicant’s choosing is explored. Must be typed: 12-point font, Times New Roman, single-spaced.
Dance: Dancers should prepare one solo of their choosing from repertory or original choreography, not to exceed two minutes in length. The purpose of the solo is to show the dancer as a performer and should be chosen to show the candidate’s range and ability to connect with the piece. Dancers should wear solid colors (no prints).
Drama: Actors should prepare one memorized monologue of their choosing OR one musical theatre song, not to exceed 1.5 minutes in length. This monologue/song should come from a published play/musical. The purpose of the monologue/song is to share with us something that the actor connects with and enjoys performing. The text can be contemporary, classical, comedic, and/or dramatic.
Instrumental Music: All instrumentalists will need to prepare a piece on their instrument of choice. These pieces should not be longer than 1.5 minutes in length.
Technical Theatre: Technical Theatre students should prepare and upload a digital portfolio of their work as technicians. This could include images of the production, a reflection of the work they have done, a resume, etc. Tech theatre students should be prepared to discuss their experience at the audition.
Visual Arts: Middle School students should upload 2-3 examples of their best work and High School should upload 3-5 examples. Visual Artists must upload their work on the audition form. Photographs of 3-D pieces are acceptable.
Vocal Music: The student must prepare a song they feel shows off their best vocal ability, not to exceed 1.5 minutes in length. It must be a song, not scales or ornamentation vocals. Judges will be looking for range and dynamics, as well as the way in which the singer shares the story and conveys the meaning of the piece through the performance.