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Audition Tips for Your Upcoming Audition Video!

NTPA Resident Director, Bethany Bourland, shares tips on creating a successful audition video for your upcoming audition at NTPA! Tip #1: Pay attention to the room. Make sure your space is well lit and the light is on your face. Create a neutral space - nothing too busy in the background. Make [...]

Audition Tips for Your Upcoming Audition Video!2020-03-31T16:43:06-05:00

Do’s and Don’ts of Auditions

By Denver Danyla The most important part of the audition is the second that you walk in! You have a window to show the director who YOU are and who they would get to work with. Don't be shy! Theatre is the perfect place for you to be YOU so let us know who [...]

Do’s and Don’ts of Auditions2019-06-05T15:05:40-05:00

Audition FAQs for Parents

How do I help my child choose appropriate material for their audition? Students who are new to theatre and/or NTPA are highly encouraged to take the Intro to Acting and/or the free UpSTARt Workshop. These courses focus on performance basics, and include help with audition prep.  Students auditioning for musicals are highly encouraged to listen [...]

Audition FAQs for Parents2019-05-09T13:30:59-05:00

Audition Tips for Students

Always arrive early Arriving early gives you the best chance to be calm and centered while also allowing you to scope out the scene and get to see what is required. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive and find parking. Dress Pay attention to what you wear. We recommend clothes you can move [...]

Audition Tips for Students2019-05-09T13:44:26-05:00

Choosing a Musical Theatre Audition Song

By Kaitlyn Wright An audition is your first impression in a production. This is your chance to show not just your talent, but your dedication and preparation. Here are some tips and resources for finding the perfect song for your next audition! Learn About the Show Study the show and find the characters you [...]

Choosing a Musical Theatre Audition Song2019-05-09T14:11:44-05:00

Choosing a Great Audition Monologue

By Bethany Bourland Actors usually love performing scenes with other people. When it comes to performing monologues for auditions, though, we usually feel like this: But here is the deal: as an actor, you must master the audition, because it is part of the game! So here are some tips for selecting your monologue: [...]

Choosing a Great Audition Monologue2019-05-09T14:14:14-05:00

Acting Terms You Should Know

By Charlotte Forcht If you are participating in a full-length theatrical production for the first time, the process can seem intimidating. One crucial part of joining any community is learning their language. Familiarizing yourself with certain acting terms and phrases will help you feel less like an outsider and will make the whole experience [...]

Acting Terms You Should Know2019-05-09T14:16:15-05:00