Auditions

 

INTERNATIONAL AUDITIONS

Overseas Acting Auditions require 2 x 2minute monologues, one from the past, one from the present.  Theatre Directing applicants will be interviewed and may, if they wish, support their application with a portfolio and/or showreel of work.

As ever, we welcome applications international locations from which we can organise auditions via YouTube and interviews via Skype.

Dates for 2014/2015 auditions will include;

TAIPEI

Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th November from 6.00 - 9.00pm

at Cafe Philo, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Shaoxing North Street on the 3rd

HONG KONG

Saturday 22nd November

*SÁO PAULO

Friday 28th November

*RIO de JANEIRO

Saturday 29th November

*BRASÍLIA

Tuesday 2nd.December

TORONTO

#Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st January from 6.00 to 8.30pm

Le Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT), 21 Collège Street, Suite #601 (6th floor), Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2B3

NEW YORK

Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th, and Monday 26th January.

MONTRÉAL

#Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th January from 7.00 to 9.30pm

Concordia University Department of Theatre, 1450 Guy Street (MB Building, John Molson School of Business) 7th Floor, Studio 101

CHICAGO

Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th, and Thursday 5th, February

SAN FRANCISCO

Saturday 7th, and Sunday 8th February

VANCOUVER

Monday 9th, and Tuesday 10th February

at The Carousel Theatre, 1411 Cartwright Street,Vancouver BC V6H 3R7

BUCHAREST

++Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th March

Teatrul Metropolis, Str. Mihai Eminescu nr.89, sector 2

To book an audition or interview at our USA venues, please contact Catherine Williams at e-mail; e15adms@essex.ac.uk

**To book an audition in Sáo Paulo, Rio de Janeiro or Brasília you should contact east15.brazilian.auditions@gmail.com

#To book an audition in Toronto or Montreal you should contact Donald Carrier at e-mail; eastfifteen@gmail.com

++To book an audition in Bucharest you should contact Zois Pigadas at e-mail; zpigadas@essex.ac.uk

In all other instances you should contact Catherine Williams at East 15 Acting School in London to book a web-based audition or interview or to submit applications.

Telephone number +44(0)20 8508 5983 or e-mail; e15adms@essex.ac.uk

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UK AUDITIONS

Undergraduate auditions

Auditions are required for all students undertaking courses that involve acting.

Applicants based in the UK are offered an audition,   which is typically a full day event (commencing at 11am and completed by 6pm). Auditions and inter views generally take place at the campus where the course is based, either the Loughton Campus or the Southend Campus. The auditions run from December through to June.

International applicants may submit a video audition if they can not attend an audition in the UK. Occasionally, depending     on the availability of East 15 staff, they may be auditioned in their home country. International applicants who are submitting a video audition will need to read the notes for video auditions which are attached to the East 15 application form, which is also available on this website.

Audition are required for all applications for acting-based courses (BA Acting, BA Acting (International) BA Acting and Community Theatre BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre, Certificate of Higher Education in Theatre Arts, MA Acting, MA/MFA Acting (International)

The audition consists of a movement workshop as well as presentation of audition speeches. Some students may be invited to attend additional workshop sessions on the day of their audition.

For audition purposes each candidate must perform two contrasting speeches:

• One speech from a Shakespearean or Jacobean play lasting no more than one and a half minutes

• One speech from a contemporary play (post 1950) lasting no more than two minutes

In addition;

Applicants for BA Acting, BA Acting and Community Theatre and Certificate of Higher Education in Theatre Arts (CertHE) should also prepare a third speech, lasting no more than two minutes, that contrasts well with the contemporary (post 1950) speech.

Applicants for BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre should also prepare a third presentation that is preferably something you have created (be it a piece of writing, music or visual art)

Applicants for physical-based courses (BA Acting and Stage Combat and BA Physical Theatre) will participate in a physical workshop in which fitness and agility will be assessed. Please wear a tracksuit or dance clothes in readiness.

Applicants for BA World Performance

Applicants will participate in a workshop and discussion group.

Applicants for BA Hon. Stage and Production Management must be successful at interview. All applicants are invited to interview where they are encouraged to share their experience and passion for the Theatre industry.

MA/MFA Theatre Directing

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their written application, although they may occasionally be called for interview.

 

Postgraduate auditions

Acting-based courses (MA Acting, MA/MFA in Acting (International)

Auditions are required for all students undertaking courses that involve acting.

Applicants based in the UK are offered an audition, which is typically a full day event (commencing at 11am and completed by 6pm). Auditions and interviews generally take place at the campus where the course is based, either the Loughton Campus or the Southend Campus. The auditions run from December through to June.

International applicants may submit a video audition if they can not attend an audition in the UK. Occasionally, depending on the availability of East 15 staff, they may be auditioned in their home country.

The audition consists of a series of workshops as well as presentation of audition speeches. Applicants will generally receive feedback and suggestions during the audition.

The East 15 audition process is very thorough and has been commended for the opportunity it provides for applicants to demonstrate their full potential. Many UK acting schools restrict applicants to a three minute audition; by comparison East 15 offers a period lasting up to six hours, including opportunities to ask questions and engage with staff.

For audition purposes each candidate must perform two contrasting short speeches:

International applicants who are submitting a video audition will need to read the notes for video auditions which are attached to the East 15 application form, which is also available on this website.

MA/MFA Theatre Directing

This course does not require an audition. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their written application, although they may occasionally be called for interview.