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Auditions for High School Seniors for BFA in Theatre Arts
with concentrations in Professional Acting and Theatre for Youth
Admission into the BFA in Theatre Arts with concentrations in Professional Acting and Theatre for Youth is by audition only. (Auditions for students currently enrolled at East Carolina University will take place on Monday, March 4, 2013.)
Auditions for current high school senior students wishing to be considered for provisional early acceptance into the BFA in Theatre Arts will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 12:00-2:00 at the Messick Theatre Arts complex on the campus of East Carolina University. (Auditions for the BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre will take place on the same day. Students are welcome to audition for all three concentrations.)
You will be asked to perform a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue for members of the acting faculty.
Your audition will be followed by a brief interview, resulting in one of three outcomes:
1. Early provisional acceptance into the Professional Acting and/or Theatre for Youth program(s);
2. Recommended but not accepted -- meaning that we think you have strong potential for development and encourage you to attend ECU and begin course work as noted below in preparation to audition again for acceptance in March of your freshman year;
3. Not recommended for this program.
If accepted, you will be required to take THEA 1010, -1020 and -2015 (Intro to Acting I, II and Voice-Articulation) in your freshman year. In the spring semester of your freshman year, there will be a juried evaluation of your work to confirm your continuation in the program.
To set up a time to audition for the programs, please contact Natalie Stewart via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (252-328-2110).
Our BFA in Professional Acting consists of three years of conservatory-type training after freshman preparation, including two years of intense acting classes based in the Meisner technique, as well as classes in voice and speech, movement, stage combat, dance, dialects, directing, acting for TV/film, and professional preparation/audition repertory. Our graduates are exceptionally well prepared either for a professional acting career in both theatre and TV/film, or for further training in graduate school. Further, we offer comprehensive education and training in all aspects of Theatre Arts with a core curriculum of classes in theatre history, costuming, stage scenery, lighting, and stage management.
Our BFA in Theatre for Youth prepares students to work in professional children’s theatre and theatre for youth in the areas of acting, directing, playwriting and management. Training in the areas of Theatre for Youth includes coursework in Youth Theatre I and II, Movement and Stage Combat, Acting, and Design and Production, extensive practical touring and community experience in main stage performances with Storybook Theatre at Wright Auditorium and the Turnage Theatre in Washington, NC. Candidates are encouraged to view our video, “Storybook Theatre” by going to the School of Theatre and Dance Home Page at www.ecu.edu/theatredance.
The School of Theatre and Dance produces five main stage productions each school year. All students, including freshmen, are encouraged to audition, as it replicates “real world” competition for roles. Casting is based on the student's ability and fit for the role, not on the student's class standing. Since we offer strictly undergraduate degrees, our BFA students are not competing against graduate actors for roles on the main stage.
AUDITIONS for the BFA in Theatre Arts with Concentrations in
THEATRE FOR YOUTH
Monday, March 4
Messick Room 201 from 2:00-4:30