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Drama Audition Information

Students will be considered for a drama placement at Hunter School of the Performing Arts through assessment of a drama workshop and an individual audition. Auditionees should appreciate that Parts One and Two may be reversed. This will be advised in writing with audition times as appropriate.

THE AUDITION: PART ONE ~ Drama Group Workshop (45 minutes)
Part One, a drama group workshop, will be held within the same morning/afternoon session as Part Two of the audition.

This workshop may include elements of all three performing arts skills, but will focus primarily on student-generated performance in Drama.

Students will be led by Drama Staff through a range of drama games and activities to assess:
-  self-discipline, concentration, energy and focus;
-  the ability to work collaboratively in a group situation; and
-  movement skills and physicality, vocal skills, creativity and imagination.

THE AUDITION: PART TWO ~ Individual Audition (10 minutes)
The individual audition will be conducted by a panel chaired by at least two members of the Drama staff from Hunter School of the Performing Arts.

Students should present a dramatic or comedic monologue, of their own choice. This should be no more than two (2) minutes in duration for Year 3-6 applicants or three (3) minutes in duration for Year 7-11 applicants. This piece is to be prepared in advance and should be dramatically interpreted. The performance should include movement, physicality, vocal variation and use of the performance space. No written support material of any kind is to be used during the audition. Costumes are not required nor recommended. Small props may be utilised if absolutely necessary. Students will also be asked to improvise a short scene.

Part Two of the audition will assess:
   -  performance quality;
   -  self-discipline, concentration, energy and focus;
   -  interpretation of the prepared piece;
   -  movement skills, physicality and use of space; and
   -  vocal skills, creativity and imagination.

Students should wear comfortable clothing which is easy to move in. This may include items such as track suits, T-shirts, jeans, sloppy-joes. Footwear should be joggers or comfortable shoes. Students should not audition in school uniform or costume.

Performing Arts Curriculum
If made an offer of placement at our school it is our understanding that you acknowledge and accept our performing arts curriculum. Each new Year 3-8 student is required to follow through with his/her auditioned performing arts subject until at least Year 10. It is the strong expectation that new Year 9-11 students will follow through with their auditioned performing arts subject until Year 12.

UPDATED 11 December 2017


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