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Please note: Due to COVID-19, the National Unified auditions will be hosting virtual auditions for the 2020-21 academic year.

Scheduling a National Unified Audition

Please read all information on this page carefully before scheduling an audition

A pre-screen submission is required for acting, musical theatre and theatre arts applicants. You must complete the pre-screen process in order to be considered for a live (virtual) audition/interview at the Unifieds.

After submitting the pre-screen, applicants will be reviewed for a possible invite to attend a live (virtual) audition at the Unifieds. Students will receive a message in their personal Accept’d account, and can then follow the steps to schedule the live (virtual) audition. The Unifieds live (virtual) auditions will take place on the dates listed below.

Students will be instructed to select a time slot on one of the dates below. More information will be available soon. Please check back at a later date.

National Unified Auditions Dates


City

Audition dates

New York City

Jan. 23-24, 2021

Chicago Feb. 8-11, 2021
Los Angeles Feb. 13-14, 2021

National Unified Auditions Guidelines

What to Prepare for Your Audition

  • Performance / training resume
  • Head shot (should not exceed 8x10 in size)

Do NOT send these materials prior to your audition. Any materials submitted to Point Park University are NON-RETURNABLE.

Acting Audition Guidelines

All candidates must come prepared with the following:

  • Applicants are asked to present two contrasting, one-minute, memorized monologues from works of established playwrights, including at least one contemporary selection.

In order to have the most successful audition possible, please read and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Monologues must be from published plays written for theatre.
  • You should have read the entire play and have a thorough understanding of the character you are playing.
  • Choose a character that is close to your age range.
  • The monologue should be realistic (no dialects and/or character voices).
  • Monologue should not exceed one-minute in length.
  • Be prepared to perform an additional monologue if asked.
  • Monologues must be fully memorized.
  • Original material is not accepted.

We are interested in observing your talent and preparation, including thoughtful choices that demonstrate your understanding of the character's dramatic action.

Acting Audition Attire

  • Please dress in clothing that promotes a feeling of confidence and allows movement.

Be prepared, but also remember to have fun. We want to see YOU!

Musical Theatre Audition Guidelines

All candidates must come prepared with the following:

  • Two contrasting songs: a ballad (16-bar cut with a sustained legato line) and an up-tempo (32-bar cut which should show a contrast to the ballad in style, rhythm and vocal technique, i.e., legit/belt).
  • At least one selection should be from the pre-1980s Broadway repertoire.
  • A Contemporary monologue - no longer than one-minute in length - that must be chosen from a published play by an established playwright.
  • All musical theatre candidates will participate in a dance call.

In order to have the most successful audition possible, please read and adhere to the following guidelines:

SONGS

  • Candidates must provide the accompanist with sheet music in the proper key with full accompaniment. Music must be placed in a binder.
  • Music should be appropriately marked, i.e., where you are starting/ending and the name of the song should be at the top. Please check that the base line of the piano part is included.
  • Accompanists will not transpose, no lead sheets, no a cappella singing.
  • Occasionally, the panel may ask to hear you sing an additional selection. Please bring your audition book of songs with you.
  • All selections must be fully memorized.

MONOLOGUES

  • Monologues must be from a published (contemporary) play written for the theatre.
  • You should have read the entire play and have a thorough understanding of the character you are playing.
  • Choose a character that is close to your age range.
  • The monologue should be realistic (no dialects and/or character voices).
  • Monologue should not exceed one-minute in length.
  • Be prepared to perform an additional contemporary monologue if asked.
  • Monologues must be fully memorized.
  • Original material is not accepted.

DANCE CALL

  • Dance calls will be held from 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. at the Unified Auditions.

We do not take pre-registration for the dance calls. A sign-up sheet will be available at our registration table, candidates should see the representative at the table to sign up for a dance call. Candidates may complete the dance call and audition on different days.

Musical Theatre Audition Attire

Dance Call: wear appropriate dance attire. No bulky or loose-fitting clothing.

  • Female: Leotard and tights (you may wear dance shorts or a dance skirt). Jazz shoes or character shoes.
  • Male: Jazz pants. Form-fitting, solid color T-shirt. Jazz shoes.

Be prepared, but also remember to have fun. We want to see YOU!

Theatre Arts Audition Guidelines

All candidates must come prepared with the following:

  • Applicants are asked to present two contrasting, one-minute, memorized monologues from works of established playwrights, including at least one contemporary selection.
  • Applicants will be interviewed by faculty adjudicator(s).
  • Applicants may submit an artistic resume or portfolio detailing work in relevant disciplines, summer programs attended, playwriting samples (short or full-length play) or other artistic achievement.

In order to have the most successful audition possible, please read and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Monologues must be from published plays written for theatre.
  • You should have read the entire play and have a thorough understanding of the character you are playing.
  • Choose a character who is close to your age range.
  • The monologue should be realistic (no dialects and/or character voices).
  • Monologue should not exceed one-minute in length.
  • Be prepared to perform an additional monologue if asked.
  • Monologues must be fully memorized.
  • Original material is not accepted.

We are interested in observing your talent and preparation, including thoughtful choices that demonstrate your understanding of the character's dramatic action, as well as your potential as a contemporary theatre collaborator.

On-campus auditions only: at the completion of the monologue segment of the audition, some students may be asked to remain to rework their monologues under the direction of the faculty auditors. In some cases, a callback is not necessary, although auditors may choose to conduct a callback session with selected students.

Acting Audition Attire

  • Please dress in clothing that promotes a feeling of confidence and allows movement. Be prepared, but also remember to have fun. We want to see YOU!

Artistic Decisions

Acceptance into the Department of Theatre is based on talent and potential as demonstrated in the audition/interview. Applicants must be artistically admitted into the theatre program AND academically admitted into the University. Applicants WILL NOT receive their artistic decision until they have received an academic decision from the Office of Admission.

Candidates will be notified both by email and letter of the admission decision. We are not permitted to disclose audition results over the phone or by email.

Learn more about the artistic decision notification schedule.

Questions? Contact Us

If you have questions, please read our Theatre Department FAQs or our National Unified Auditions FAQs. You can also contact the Conservatory of Performing Arts at (412) 392-3451 or via e-mail at Conservatory@pointpark.edu. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern standard time.