Junior & Senior Scholarship Info

COLLEGE AUDITIONS & TECHNICAL INTERVIEWS


JUNIORS

College Auditions and Technical Interviews are open to juniors who are interested in auditioning for the visiting colleges. The process for the College Auditions is the same as the process for Performance and Technical Scholarship auditions (see those requirements listed under Senior Scholarship & Cash Awards).


SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND CASH AWARDS

To apply, students must be Senior Thespians and members of an active troupe.

Troupes are limited to 3 performance and 3 tech applicants who may apply.

There is a $15 fee (payable to the troupe with registration) to apply for a Scholarship or Cash Award.

All scholarship money will be distributed through EdTA headquarters. Recipients will be contacted by EdTA around the end of the school year. The money will be sent directly to the recipient's college/university financial aide director. Cash awards of will be granted directly to the recipient.

AWARD INFORMATION

Each applicant may only audition in ONE of the following areas (if you select a scholarship category and do not win the scholarship, you will automatically be considered for a Cash Award):

  • Performance Scholarship - $1,000 scholarships will be available only to students who are planning to major or minor in some area of the performing arts.
  • Performance Cash Award - $200 performance awards will be available to any senior who may or may not be planning to major or minor in the performing arts.
  • Tech Scholarship - $1,000 scholarships will be available only to students who are planning to major or minor in some area of the performing arts.
  • Tech Cash Award - $200 tech awards will be available to any senior who may or may not be planning to major or minor in the performing arts.


PERFORMANCE AUDITION INFORMATION

choose one option...

1. ACTING - Perform one two-minute monologue or two one-minute contrasting monologues.

2. MUSICAL THEATRE - Perform one two-minute vocal selection. Bring your own recorded accompaniment - your own CD player or your own digital player. A speaker with a 1/8" mini cable will be supplied (bring your own iPhone adaptor and/or other adaptors as needed).

3. COMBINED ACTING/MUSICAL THEATRE - Perform two pieces for a total time limit of up to two minutes: one acting and one vocal. Bring your own recorded accompaniment - your own CD player or your own digital player. A speaker with a 1/8" mini cable will be supplied (bring your own iPhone adaptor and/or other adaptors as needed).


PERFORMANCE JUDGING SYSTEM

Adjudicators will score students on a scale of 1 to 10 in the following areas: Characterization, Interpretation, Tempo/Pace, Voice/Projection/Diction (vocals or monologues) or Physical Expression (dance), and Overall Effectiveness of the performance.

DEDUCTIONS WILL BE GIVEN for going over time limit, and failing to wear ‘dress black’ clothing. Be advised!! Students whose performances run over the two-minute time limit will be docked 1 point for every 2 seconds over the 2 minute time.

IMPORTANT: Please remember that your TOTAL performance time is 2 minutes. Time will be called at 2 minutes 10 seconds and the student will be stopped.

Dress: No theatrical makeup is allowed. Costumes are not allowed. Students must wear all black clothing when performing (including shoes). Students should refrain from wearing anything that might distract the judges, thus lowering their score.


TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Technical Theatre applicants will present a portfolio that best illustrates their area(s) of expertise to a panel of adjudicators. Each student will have 5 minutes for their portfolio presentation and 5 minutes for a Q & A with the adjudicators.

Applicants will be assigned an audition time. Applicants who miss their assigned time will forfeit their scholarship opportunity.

Students must wear all black clothing for their interview. Clothing should be appropriate ‘dress black’ for an interview (including shoes). Students should refrain from wearing anything that might distract the judges, thus lowering their score.

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS OR TO SUBMIT COMPLETE APPLICATION WILL PREVENT APPLICANT FROM BEING ABLE TO AUDITION.