If you’ve ever dreamed of performing on an off-Broadway stage (like this season’s Theatre at St. Peter’s, the incubator for shows like Avenue Q), then you’re a perfect fit for the NTSA Actors Program. Our students spend three weeks rehearsing a regional or world premiere production with professional theatre practitioners before traveling to New York City and performing a special one-night engagement. While most of your day will be spent in rehearsal, you'll also have the opportunity to take masterclasses in various theatrical disciplines, including: scene study, dance/movement, vocal performance, accents and dialects, basic stage make-up, physical comedy and stage combat, improvisation, theatre games, and many others. You'll also be able to work on sheet music and/or monologues that you want to use for future auditions during one-on-one sessions with our acting coach.
Audition Materials for Musicals: Upload a video of yourself singing an entire song of your choice — not just 16 or 32 bars. (We’d prefer to see a pop-rock song for Loserville if possible.) We’d prefer accompaniment; however, the song can be sung a cappella if you don’t have access to an accompanist or can’t find a pre-recorded accompaniment track. You also have the option of uploading a second entire song.
Audition Materials for Devised Productions: Upload a video of yourself performing a devised monologue. What is a devised monologue? A devised monologue is an original theatrical work that you create and perform. Your devised monologue can be spoken word and/or include singing, movement, instrumental performance, or anything else that you dream up. Let your ideas and your personality shine through. Your devised monologue should be a response to this quote: “I believe in America because we have great dreams -- and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” (Wendell Willkie) Your monologue can be as optimistic or as critical as you’d like. Profanity and/or controversial subject matter are acceptable. Your monologue should be between 2-5 minutes in length.