If you are unable to attend a group audition, you must complete and submit a filmed audition. The requirements for filmed auditions are below. Applicants who submit a filmed audition, must also arrange a group Skype audition.

Please note, all submissions must be the applicants own work.
Please contact us with any queries regarding digital auditions.
FILMED AUDITION REQUIREMENTS


  1. Introduction (1 min)
    You will need to introduce yourself to camera; the introduction needs to be simple and directed to camera. Include your name, where you come from, your interests and your stage or screen experiences.

  2. Monologues
    You will need to perform for camera your 2 contrasting monologues from this audition booklet. Before you perform your monologues, please introduce the piece, e.g. the character’s name, play title and playwright before each one. There is no need for accents or dialects (apart from your own natural accent).

  3. Skype Audition or Phone Interview
    All applicants submitting a filmed audition are required to have a Skype audition or Phone interview. The Skype audition may be a group Skype or individual Skype audition. Applicants will be contacted by staff to arrange this and all applicants will be notified prior to the audition, if it is to be a group or individual Skype session.

    Applicants will be engaged in various activities and, at some point during the session, may be required to perform their monologue in various contexts. Please ensure that you provide us with your Skype address so we can contact you.


Applicants submitting a filmed audition will be contacted by staff regarding a Skype audition or phone interview.


  

Things to consider:

  • You may use a smartphone or other appropriate video recording device. 
  • Film your introduction and monologues in a wide medium shot, i.e., from the top of your head to your waist/hips making sure that the framing allows you room to move freely. Have the camera still and do not hold it as a selfie. Have someone else take the shot or set the camera in a still position and enter the frame. The Devised Performance Piece can be a wide shot depending on your range of movement.
  • Your monologue must be memorised.
  • There is no need for accents or dialects (apart from your own natural accent).
  • Make sure that the setting is uncluttered and that the lighting is sufficient.
  • Ensure your background is plain and main light source issues from in front of you (not from behind your head) and is directed onto your face.
  • Use a quiet space and ensure there is no other sound in the room (e.g. fridge) or nearby (e.g. traffic or machinery).

If you are unable to attend a group audition, you must complete and submit a filmed audition. The requirements for filmed auditions are below. Applicants who submit a filmed audition, must also arrange a group Skype audition.

Please note, all submissions must be the applicants own work.
Please contact us with any queries regarding digital auditions.
FILMED AUDITION REQUIREMENTS


  1. Introduction (1 min)
    You will need to introduce yourself to camera; the introduction needs to be simple and directed to camera. Include your name, where you come from, your interests and your stage or screen experiences.

  2. Monologues
    You will need to perform for camera your 2 contrasting monologues from this audition booklet. Before you perform your monologues, please introduce the piece, e.g. the character’s name, play title and playwright before each one. There is no need for accents or dialects (apart from your own natural accent).

  3. Skype Audition or Phone Interview
    All applicants submitting a filmed audition are required to have a Skype audition or Phone interview. The Skype audition may be a group Skype or individual Skype audition. Applicants will be contacted by staff to arrange this and all applicants will be notified prior to the audition, if it is to be a group or individual Skype session.

    Applicants will be engaged in various activities and, at some point during the session, may be required to perform their monologue in various contexts. Please ensure that you provide us with your Skype address so we can contact you.


Applicants submitting a filmed audition will be contacted by staff regarding a Skype audition or phone interview.


  

Things to consider:

  • You may use a smartphone or other appropriate video recording device. 
  • Film your introduction and monologues in a wide medium shot, i.e., from the top of your head to your waist/hips making sure that the framing allows you room to move freely. Have the camera still and do not hold it as a selfie. Have someone else take the shot or set the camera in a still position and enter the frame. The Devised Performance Piece can be a wide shot depending on your range of movement.
  • Your monologue must be memorised.
  • There is no need for accents or dialects (apart from your own natural accent).
  • Make sure that the setting is uncluttered and that the lighting is sufficient.
  • Ensure your background is plain and main light source issues from in front of you (not from behind your head) and is directed onto your face.
  • Use a quiet space and ensure there is no other sound in the room (e.g. fridge) or nearby (e.g. traffic or machinery).

Select one production from the list below for your project. The plays that have been nominated should be readily available from your local library, bookstore, or online.

  • The Golden Age by Louis Nowra (play)
  • Blackrock by Nick Enright (play)
  • Love by Patricia Cornelius (play)
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare (play)
  • A scene from a film or television show of your choice

SET DESIGN

  • Prepare a scale model of your set design.
  • You may either make a model from any suitable materials that effectively show how you would stage the production in the CSU Riverina Playhouse (you may use balsa, cardboard or foam-core, or any other appropriate material).
  • Alternatively, you may design the set digitally and present that as an electronic document.
  • It is essential that you use the scale of 1:25 and use a scale rule for accuracy.
  • Build the model on a strong plywood or thin particleboard.
  • Your model should indicate the colour and finishes of the set.
  • Your model should include at least one human figure (at 1:25 scale) and scale furniture to give a perspective of space.

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Prepare full colour costume drawings for the central characters in your production (create at least 6 full colour images).
  • Drawings should be on A3 paper.
  • Keep all your research and provide this in a research folder and development sketches etc. as evidence of your process.

LIGHTING DESIGN

  • Prepare a lighting design for one of the productions – you may choose a scene rather than the full play/film.
  • Include gel samples in your design or any other materials that depict your overall lighting vision.
  • Draw a sketch plan with simple arrows where you know you need a light source.
  • Drawings or sketches may be on any size paper, e.g., A3 or A4, or you may design the lighting plan digitally and present that as an electronic document.

PERFORMANCE DESIGN PORTFOLIO INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS

All applicants will need to attend a 15 minute Skype interview. We will contact applicants to arrange a suitable time. Please ensure that you provide us with your Skype address and phone number so we can contact you.

IMPORTANT DATES

Session 2 (July – November)

Applications open April Digital submissions only – can be submitted until late June

 Select one production from the list below for your project. The plays that have been nominated should be readily available from your local library, bookstore, or online.

  • The Golden Age by Louis Nowra (play)
  • Blackrock by Nick Enright (play)
  • Love by Patricia Cornelius (play)
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare (play)
  • A scene from a film or television show of your choice

SET DESIGN

  • Prepare a scale model of your set design.
  • You may either make a model from any suitable materials that effectively show how you would stage the production in the CSU Riverina Playhouse (you may use balsa, cardboard or foam-core, or any other appropriate material).
  • Alternatively, you may design the set digitally and present that as an electronic document.
  • It is essential that you use the scale of 1:25 and use a scale rule for accuracy.
  • Build the model on a strong plywood or thin particleboard.
  • Your model should indicate the colour and finishes of the set.
  • Your model should include at least one human figure (at 1:25 scale) and scale furniture to give a perspective of space.

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Prepare full colour costume drawings for the central characters in your production (create at least 6 full colour images).
  • Drawings should be on A3 paper.
  • Keep all your research and provide this in a research folder and development sketches etc. as evidence of your process.

LIGHTING DESIGN

  • Prepare a lighting design for one of the productions – you may choose a scene rather than the full play/film.
  • Include gel samples in your design or any other materials that depict your overall lighting vision.
  • Draw a sketch plan with simple arrows where you know you need a light source.
  • Drawings or sketches may be on any size paper, e.g., A3 or A4, or you may design the lighting plan digitally and present that as an electronic document.

PERFORMANCE DESIGN PORTFOLIO INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS

All applicants will need to attend a 15 minute Skype interview. We will contact applicants to arrange a suitable time. Please ensure that you provide us with your Skype address and phone number so we can contact you.

IMPORTANT DATES

Digital submissions can be submitted until mid-February

If you are unable to attend a group audition, you must complete and submit a filmed audition. The requirements for filmed auditions are below.

Please note, all submissions must be the applicants own work.
Please contact us with any queries regarding digital auditions.

FILMED AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
  1. Prepare and present two 2 – 3 minutes audition pieces that are markedly different from each other in tone and style. These may be from existing plays, films, video scripts, poetry, or original pieces. One must be directly addressed to the audience and the other as though the audience is not present.

  2. Demonstrate any other skills and/or given evidence of background experience you may have eg: video, film, writing, singing, dancing, designing, drawing, painting, photography, circus skills, musical instrument/s, mime, mask or knowledge of computer software and operating systems. Please bring examples along with you if appropriate.

  3. Give a verbal outline of how you think this course will help you achieve your goals for the future.
Please complete and upload an ‘applicant information’ sheet (found at Appendix A) with your filmed audition.
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