Thank you to the 2012 participants! 2013 information will be available in the spring.
Students may choose to present an audition piece or a portfolio at College Discovery Day. This is not required and there are other activities for you, if you choose not to present.
All actors who wish to audition must register, upload their photo and resume, and pay through the NCTC website.
Audition Procedures – You may choose to audition with acting only or acting/singing:
Acting Only - 60 seconds only; begin by giving name, audition number, title of play (no author), name of character. The timing will begin with the first word of the monologue, not the introduction. No props/costumes allowed.
Acting and Singing - 90 seconds only; same procedure as acting monologue; an accompanist will be provided – no taped accompaniment or unaccompanied singing will be allowed. You need to bring sheet music, in a three ring binder, in your key, with starting and ending points clearly marked. If you plan to start your song after your monologue, please notate your cue (a line or gesture) in your sheet music, so the accompanist will know when to begin. You may apportion the 90 seconds between acting and singing any way you choose.
Students Planning to Study Design, Technical Theatre, Education and Stage Management
Students planning to study in these or other non-acting areas have the opportunity to present a portfolio. If you are presenting a portfolio, you must register, upload your photo and resume, and pay through the NCTC website.
Your portfolio should be a visual representation of your work and interests. Bring whatever materials represent you, keeping in mind that you will have a relatively small table for set-up. You can bring drawings, photos, models, prompt books, power point presentations, etc. If you plan to use a laptop, be sure to bring an extension cord (no computers will be provided).
You will start by introducing yourself to the room of college representatives. You will state your name and area of interest. You will then go to a room to set-up a presentation of your work. College representatives will come in the room to speak with you one-on-one and look at your work. Be prepared to discuss your training, course work, production experience, hobbies and interests. Not all colleges will have a representative to visit your station, but they will all want to see you at the College Fair. After all of the available college representatives have talked to you, we will ask you to strike your materials and you will be free to visit the College Fair.
Resume and Photo Guidelines
Resumes must be created in Microsoft Word and are strictly limited to one page. All resumes must follow the format of our same resume. Once you have created your resume, save it on your computer it and label it with your name (example: Jennifer Actor Resume.doc). Click here for the sample resume.
You must prepare a jpg headshot image (maximum size is 2’5” x 2’5” or 1500×1500 pixels. 300kb max). The picture must be a headshot, not full body shot. It does not need to be a professional picture, but you should make a photo copy to test the copy quality prior to submitting it. Copies will be made and distributed to the schools with your resume. Once you have created your photo, save it on your computer it and label it with your name (example: Jennifer Actor Photo.jpg).