Audition Overview

 

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Live Audition Dates Coming in February 2019

General Audition Requirements & Instructions

WHAT TO DO FOR YOUR AUDITION

Each major has specific requirements. Refer to them below and please read thoroughly

HOW TO FILM YOUR AUDITION...

  • Please use the highest quality camera and audio at your disposal. High-quality smartphones and tablets are of course acceptable. The emphasis is on you, not the filming. Please do not include special effects. Simple is best.

  • Please make sure that your face and body are well lit and always visible. (Avoid filming in front of windows or with lights behind you.)

  • Ensure that sound is clear and that there is little to no background noise. (Ex.: Traffic, electronic buzzing, pets and children.)

  • Avoid cluttered rooms, backgrounds, or backdrops. Blank walls and clean spaces are best.

  • We encourage you to look your best. Hair, makeup and wardrobe should be both flattering and modest. Use best judgement. (See specific wardrobe notes for Dancers.)

  • Before each audition piece, please state the play, musical, or dance piece title and the character that you are playing (if applicable).

  • Each audition piece may be submitted as a separate video. No editing required.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION & CALLBACKS

  • All auditions should be uploaded to YouTube, kept "Unlisted," and shared only with BCA.

  • Please submit your YouTube link on your application here.

  • If you’re called back, follow up Skype/FaceTime callback interviews will be scheduled.

  • You may be given notes and adjustments for your callback during that call or by email.

  • If so, please submit a new callback audition incorporating all adjustments and feedback.

  • BCA will notify you as soon as possible.

 

The Actor's Audition

 

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Acting General Instructions

Prepare two contrasting monologues, each approximately two minutes in length. One to two essential props are allowed, but less is always more. Remember, this is an audition, not a movie scene or a fully staged play. Be off book and memorized. All pieces should be published by established playwrights; no original monologues. Please choose characters that are within your age-range and that you could reasonably play. Please read the entire play or musical.

Individual Audition Videos

Each of the following videos may be submitted as a separate video. No editing is required.

  • 2 min. Introduction

    • State your name, age, background and training (if any), and short personal description, including brief, 30 second testimony.
  • 2 min. Modern or Contemporary Monologue
    • Written after 1956
    • Ex.: Miller, Mamet, O’Neill, Simon, Chekhov
  • 2 min. Classical Monologue
    • Ex.: Shakespeare, Moliere, Faust, Marlowe, Webster, Ford
  • Song
    • 16 bars of a song without accompaniment.  It can be ANY song from any genre.  A trained singing voice is NOT a requirement for admission.
  • Include resume and headshot (if available).

Note: One of the two monologues selected should be dramatic; the other should be comedic.

 

The Dancer’s Audition

 

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Dance General Instructions

Both original choreography and repertoire are acceptable. Filming should be done in a large open space, preferably a dance studio.

Audition Wardrobe

Applicants should wear the following attire:

Women: Solid colored unitard or leotard with pink tights, pink ballet shoes and pointe shoes if applicable.
Men: Solid colored unitard or white t-shirt, black or grey tights, ballet shoes. Contemporary work will be presented barefoot.

INDIVIDUAL AUDITION VIDEOS

Each of the two following videos may be submitted as a separate video. No editing is required.

  • 2 Min. Introduction

    • Name, age, background and training, and short personal description, including a brief 30 second testimony.

  • 2-3 Min. Ballet

    • Center floor grand adagio; combination through space; petit allegro and grand allegro. Without music. The idea is for us to see your technique.

  • 1-2 Min. Solo

    • Standard or original repertory in contemporary, ballet or jazz technique.

Include resume and headshot (if available).