The audition consists of a personal interview and the presentation of two memorized monologues of contrasting values (one comedic and one dramatic) from published plays. Both pieces should be performed within a five minute time limit. The material should be something you can easily relate to and best shows your range of ability. Please note, no original material may be used. Be certain to have read the entire play. Unless you can obtain a complete copy of the play, avoid choosing monologues from monologue books or the Internet. Candidates may also be asked to perform a cold reading of provided material.
Click here for a list of suggested plays
. Selections are not limited to this list.
Auditions are conducted weekly at the New York and Los Angeles campuses.
Please Note: Bring two passport size photos (2"x 2") to the audition with your name printed on the reverse side. The photographs are for identification only.
All applicants are required to audition. Applicants may choose from the following options:
1. On Campus Audition: Audition appointments are scheduled on a weekly basis at both the New York and Hollywood campuses. An appointment will be scheduled only after all required materials have been received. If possible, the Academy strongly encourages applicants to audition at the campus they plan to attend.
2. Touring Auditions: Applicants unable to travel to New York or Hollywood may arrange for an audition by Academy administrators at annually conducted sessions in major cities throughout the world.
Click here for a listing of touring audition locations.
Auditions must be scheduled and approved in advance by the Admissions Office and will only be considered after all appropriate documents have been received.
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