Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad
DATE: Monday, December 12th, 2016
TIME: 4:30pm & 5:30pm
LOCATION: YPC – 3338 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis
3rd floor of the “Art & Architecture Building”
CASTING: 8 actors ages 13+
Looking for teens and young adults, 13+. Especially need actors of color. Also need African drummer.
Scheduling an Audition
SHOW RUNS: February 3rd-19th, 2017
For the audition please bring a headshot and resume’ if you have one.
Please prepare a short monologue (no longer than 2 minutes), and a song that can be sung a’ cappella (no more than 16 bars).
Please bring headshot and resume’.
Call 612-623-9180 to make an appointment for an audition or schedule one online.
The audition is structured in a way that provides a non-threatening environment. Our goal is to make the young actors feel relaxed and comfortable. At the conclusion of the audition, the actors will be told whom the staff would like to see again at callbacks.
The activities during the audition are planned to help artistic staff make the best decision in casting the roles for the show. All those who are involved in the audition process confer on casting but the final decision rests with the director.
YOUTH PERFORMANCE COMPANY
Auditions are closed. Parents and friends are not allowed to observe the audition. This enables the young actor to completely focus all of his or her attention on the audition.
The audition structure is as follows:
- 10-20 actors will audition at one time; with auditions being one hour per group
- If the show is a musical, the choreographer will teach the group a simple dance routine to see how well the actors move
- If the show is a musical, the music director will have each actor sing a portion of a song without accompaniment. In addition, actors may be asked to do scales.
- If the actor has been asked to prepare a monologue – each actor will stand up and perform their monologue for the production staff.
- The director may ask the actors to improvise a scene or read from the script.