Acting

NOTE: CCA auditions will be virtual this year due to the ongoing community health crisis. Applicants will receive an email with your Zoom meeting details.

Scroll down to read Ms. Hudgins’ Tips for Virtual Acting Auditions!

All Levels/ Grades 6 – 12

Students should commit to attending rehearsals and performances outside of school hours.

For an audition in acting, students should be prepared to:

  • Provide a current, small photo (headshot) and a brief resume reflecting theatre experience and training, as well as special talents such as singing, dancing, juggling, etc. You may email the headshot and resume to white_sally@hcde.org. Please be sure to include the student name and fine arts major in the email. 
  • Dress appropriately for movement exercises.
  • Perform from memory a monologue, speech, or poem of one minute or less in length. This piece must be from a published work. Movie excerpts or original work will not be accepted. Students will be asked to take direction on the piece presented.
  • NOTE: While our Acting teachers will ask you to perform your monologue live during your Zoom audition, they also request that you email them a video of yourself performing your monologue. This is to ensure that your monologue can be seen in a polished state you are proud of, even if technical issues should occur during your audition Zoom. You may email your monologue video to hudgins_margaret@hcde.org and laliberte_raymond@hcde.org.

Tips for Virtual (Zoom) Acting Auditions

  1. Please be on time.
  2. Find an open space where you have room to move without bumping into any furniture.
  3. Set up your camera so your entire head and most of your body is in the frame. We will probably not be able to see your feet. That is okay because in order to see your feet, you will be too far away.  We really want to see you from your head to just below your hips.
  4. Put the main lighting source in the room IN FRONT of the camera, facing you. If your room has a window, and it is light out, put the window behind the camera.  Please turn off the overhead light and put the light source at body level (not on the floor)
  5. Speak loudly and slowly.  Some microphones/technology interferes with the sound.
  6. Introduce yourself and your piece before you begin. Then, step back, drop your head and when you look up, begin your monologue.  When you are finished, drop your head.
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