BA Acting

 

Dates and Venues (BA Acting)

New York:
Friday 18th January: Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Saturday 19th January: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Sunday 20th January: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Monday 21st January: Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Chicago:
Sunday 3rd February: Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
Monday 4th February: Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
Tuesday 5th February: Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
Wednesday 6th February: Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
Thursday 7th February: Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

 

Panel Members

New York Panel Members: Josh Armstrong
Chicago Panel Members: Gordon Adams, Ali de Souza
*Auditions may be recorded for additional review by departmental faculty/staff at RCS.

 

Audition Requirements

We kindly ask that you bring a headshot as it helps the panel keep names and faces together. It will not have an impact on the audition outcome.

    • Individual Auditions and Interview – prepare two speeches to perform in character.  You are asked to prepare two contrasting speeches. One of these can be from a play by William Shakespeare, preferably in verse, and the other a contrasting contemporary piece of your own choice, but you can also choose two contemporary speeches. The panel will work with you on one of your pieces. Bring copies of your speeches with you if you think you will need prompted. In the interview do not try to give the replies you think are wanted, or that will impress. Just be yourself and answer honestly.
    • Workshop – as part of your audition, you will be invited to a workshop in the afternoon of your audition date. This consists of a series of group improvisation exercises.  These give us an opportunity to see you in circumstances you can’t plan or prepare for.  We’ll be looking to see how spontaneous and open to others you can be.  Don’t try and impress us.