Advanced Acting Class Auditions 2021-22
Depending on the status of in-school learning at La Center High School, auditions will take place either in-person (with masks and social distancing enforced) or over Zoom. A final decision about auditions will be made in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the LCHS Theatre Department. On this page, you will find instructions for your audition as well as monologue options.
Who should audition?
Anyone interested in being in next year’s Advanced Acting class.
Please note that LCHS offers two Acting classes. Acting class does not require an audition, however, Advanced Acting does. Both acting classes are primarily focused on acting skills and you will be required to read and perform regularly in class.
Advanced Acting requires mandatory out of class performances.
Remember that energy and commitment are just as important as skill.
Current eighth-graders must be recommended by their current Drama teacher to audition for Advanced Acting.
About the audition schedule:
You must sign up for a time slot. A link to the signup form will be posted at a later date.
Auditions will likely take place the week of March 22nd but this is subject to change.
It is imperative you are present and ready for your chosen time. It is recommended that students arrive at least ten minutes before they are scheduled to audition. Only certain absences will be excused (emergencies, extreme illness, etc. If you are involved in sports you will only be excused from auditions if you have a game or meet.) If you cannot attend the scheduled audition you must contact Ms. Rideout by email to set up an alternate audition time.
If auditions are held over Zoom, more information will be given leading up to auditions.
About the audition content:
All auditionees must perform a monologue and students are strongly advised to pick one of the provided monologues linked below. You may choose to perform a self-selected monologue as long as it is less than 2 minutes in length. It MUST be from a published stage production. Not a movie. If you choose your own monologue you must provide Ms. Rideout with a paper copy at the time of the audition (email it ahead of time if over Zoom). Monologues must be memorized and should not be ad-libbed or edited. However, you may substitute specific words if you feel the original text is inappropriate for you. Tables and chairs will be provided and the auditionees should not use any other props or costumes. All monologues may be performed by any gender.
**Showing the judges a well-thought-out, believable, and interesting character is the most important thing you can do.
Please be aware that Advanced Acting requires participation in the fall play and winter lip sync competition. Both of those performances will require some after school and evening commitments.