Acting Scholarship Auditions
(Formerly Irene Ryans)
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2024 KCACTF REGION II ACTING SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION GUIDELINES
There is no additional fee for participating in the Acting Scholarship Audition. By submitting the Registration Form, you affirm that you were a college student at the time of your nomination.
The Deadline for Preliminary Submissions is December 15th, 2023.
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Please note that guidelines have changed since last year. Read carefully all information.
Nomination: Departmental nominations will continue to be accepted. However, this year, EVERY student can self-nominate for the Acting Scholarship auditions whether they were nominated for the Acting Scholarships or not.
Self-nominated students may be from any institution in the region, however, to be eligible for Final Round selection, their school must have received either a participating or associate response during 2022.
Audition Package and Registration: The complete audition process for the 2023 Festival season involves student preparation of a total of six (6) minutes of work, consisting of two monologues and a scene with a partner. Nominees MUST complete the online Acting Scholarship Registration Form. Both students (auditionee and partner) must have a paid registration for the Festival prior to the preliminary round submission.
The Preliminary Round Audition will be two contrasting monologues, not to exceed three (3) minutes total time, recorded and uploaded to Airtable, before or on Dec. 2nd. No late submissions will be accepted. Preliminary round video should be one continuous take, no editing, slate before both pieces. Time will start with first word or action of the first monologue and be counted until the end of the second monologue.
- Virtual submissions will be recorded with one camera and/or phone.
- Please record with a source of light directly in front of you. How To Record A Perfect Self Tape for Audition At Home! – Bombay Actors Guide
- The quality of the recording will not be considered when evaluating preliminary round submissions.
- Timing of the audition will begin with the first action or word in character following the setup and introduction and will not stop from that point onward.
order to move on to the next round.
The Semi-Final Round Audition Semi-Finalists are announced at the Festival. The semi-final round will be performed live and open to the public. It will consist of a scene with a partner and one (1) monologue from preliminary round (student’s choice). Scenes and monologues must be fully memorized. The total running time of the Semi-Final Round will not exceed five (5) minutes, including transitions.
Selection of Partners: Nominees MAY choose to partner with each other for their scene while being considered for the Acting Scholarship themselves. Each student will prepare the two monologues described in the criteria above and will have the option to utilize the same scene described above or a second scene with either the same partner or another student.
The Scholarship Selectors will select 16 finalists and offer feedback to all semi-finalists and their
The Final Round Audition will be live and open to the public. It will consist of both monologues from the Preliminary Round and the scene from the Semi-Final Round. The order of the Final Round audition material will be determined by the students in consultation with their mentor(s.) Time limit is six (6) minutes total, including transitions.
One finalist and one runner up will be selected by the Scholarship Selectors.
Only those performers who are bona fide students during the festival year are eligible. For the purpose of these awards, a bona fide student is:
- An undergraduate student* registered for at least six semester or equivalent quarter hours;
- A graduate student* registered for at least three semester or equivalent quarter hours;
- Or a continuing part-time student* enrolled in a regular degree or certificate program.
*Undergraduate, graduate, and continuing part-time students must be matriculating and pursuing a degree at the time of the KCACTF official response. The chair of the theatre department (or their delegate) must verify the candidate and partner’s bona fide student status.
All scene partners must have been a bona fide student at the time of the initial KCACTF response or during the term in which the regional festival occurs (confirmed in writing as outlined above). Nominees and their partners need not be students at the same institution.
Only students from institutions that had participating or associate productions with-in the last calendar year may be eligible for scholarships and awards.