BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice

Dates and Venues

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

 

Panel Members

New York Panel Members: Josh Armstrong
*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. The audition process has multiple components.

    • The Written Exercise – on the day of the audition you should bring a short Performance Analysis that you have written. You should submit your Performance Analysis to the audition panel when you arrive for your audition. You are invited to write about a live performance event you have seen recently, saying what you found effective about it and why. You are asked to explain why this performance was an important experience for you. The written Performance Analysis will give us an indication of your ability to communicate your ideas about performance in good written English. You are advised to write about a live performance event which you feel strongly about. Your Performance Analysis should be no longer than 500 words and must be entirely your own work.
    • Performance Piece – you will be invited to prepare an original, devised performance piece using as a starting point your selection from a number of pictures which will be emailed to you separately. You may, if you wish, choose elements from any or all of the pictures. They are random pictures but you may see a connection in them and wish to explore that.
    • Interview – your interview will look for, amongst other things:
      • Your ability to communicate your ideas about performance
      • Your understanding of contemporary performance work
      • What you want to do in performance in the future
      • What your previous experiences of performance have been
      • Why you think performance matters in the world today