Performance Program Audition Information

Enrollment in DRAM 3310, DRAM 3420, and DRAM 3740 requires a successful audition or interview. These auditions and interviews are held in an effort to create an immersive class environment with dedicated and dynamic students.

Audition Information

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Prerequisites

To register for auditions/interviews, you MUST have successfully completed or be currently enrolled in the prerequisite courses. Prerequisites can be found by looking up the class via the Student Enrolment and Registrar Services website, and choosing ‘Catalogue Entry’.

Auditions/interviews will be adjudicated by panels of the three instructors of the courses, according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of artistic techniques appropriate for a student completing 2000-level performance courses
  • Exhibition of the preparation and self-discipline required for 3000-level performance courses

 

Audition Application

To submit audition materials, you must upload your video submission as a private video to YouTube or One Drive and email the link to Shawn Coburn at drama@uleth.ca.  Submissions will be accepted on an ongoing basis from May 6 to July 31, 2022.  All other documents including resume and written documents can be forwarded to Shawn as well.  Please include your full name in the document name.  Use this link to sign up to sign up for interview times. 

Please be in contact with Faculty of Fine Arts Advising to develop contingencies if one or more auditions is unsuccessful and as always, you should reach out to FFA Advising to ensure that you are on track to complete all program requirements.

Audition Date

For 2022, the audition dates selected are: August 29-31, 2022.  Transfer students may audition during the final week prior to the first day of Fall classes.

Audition Components

Please see the below and also the Audition/Interview Posting

Submit a video of yourself performing 2 contrasting monologues, with a MAXIMUM combined length of 5 minutes.
Monologues may contrast in many ways:
  • era
  • genre/style
  • language
  • emotional range
  • character type
  • physical elements

Your monologues must come from published plays. Please record yourself from far enough away that we can see most of your body in the frame and record your audition in one continuous shot (no editing)

For any questions please contact: Jay Whitehead at jay.whitehead2@uleth.ca  

 

Present a directorial vision for your production of the play that will be assigned to you at a later date. Your concept can be submitted through video, a written document (PDF), a PowerPoint, or any combination of the above, and must explain or justify your decisions.

Please read the play carefully more than once paying close attention to the themes proposed by the playwright.
Consider any of the following elements of the play:
  • genre/style
  • the treatment of time, period(s), or location(s)
  • characterization
  • how the audience might be affected
  • type of performance venue
  • anything else essential to your production
 
 
For any questions please contact: Gail Hanrahan at gail.hanrahan@uleth.ca

Students have the option to create a short work OR provide a project pitch:

1. Create a video-based performance (developed entirely by you), with a MAXIMUM length of 3-5 minutes.
Examples include:
  • an original movement and/or text-based performance
  • an original puppet/object theatre performance
  • an original performance of an adaptation (play, novel, short-story, etc.)
  • a special skill or talent
  • sound design (audio submission)

2. A Project Pitch:

  • Do you have an idea for a devised theatre project would you like to create?
    Pitch a presentation that clearly describes your proposed project. You may include
    images, sound, drawings; anything else you think would strengthen your concept.
    Your pitch can be submitted through video (5-7mins.), a written document (PDF), a
    PowerPoint, or any combination of the above, and must explain or justify your
    decisions.

For any questions please contact: Mia van Leeuwen at mia.vanleeuwen@uleth.ca

 

Each audition will include a zoom interview, where faculty members can learn more about who you are as a person and a performer.

Please send a PDF of your theatre resume including the following information to drama@uleth.ca:
Performance and Non-performance roles in theatre productions / Experience with music, dance or film / Participation in theatre workshops and courses. 

Audition Procedure

  • The Audition Panel is composed of the instructors for the 3 courses, and faculty members as needed for support.
  • The Audition Panel set a date for the Fall auditions and advertises appropriately.
  • The Audition Panel reviews applicants and categorizes their auditions as successful or unsuccessful.
  • The successful and unsuccessful candidates are notified by the Admin Support on behalf of the instructor.
  • Unsuccessful candidates can meet in person with the instructor who provides a verbal summary of the Audition Panel’s comments.