Secondary School and College Transfer Audition Information

We're moving to YouTube!
Prior to the arrival of COVID in our world, theatre professionals from all across the country were in the process of transitioning to YouTube for remote auditions.  The pandemic sped up the process.  While the final implications remain to be seen, it's pretty safe to suggest that digital auditions are here to stay, and will open up new worlds of opportunity for novice and professional actors alike.  
 
This year, the Georgia Theatre Conference Secondary School and College Transfer Auditions are being held on line.  Here are the things you need to do:
 
  1. Complete and print out the Audition Form (click here).  It is designed for  you to type your entires so that it looks professional for the auditors, but you will need to highlight or circle information to indicate your grade level and whether you are doing an Acting or Tech audition.
  2. Secure the required signatures and Guidance information (including the school seal!).
  3. Develop a 1-page resume to add to your audition form.
  4. Scan the signed form and resume together in one document. When you save it, please file as your first and last name followed by GTC 2021 (i.e. NancyDrewGTC2021)
  5. Follow instructions in "How to Upload an unlisted YouTube Link," (click here). The document also provides instructions on how to email your information to us.  Be sure to attach your audition form to your email when you send your video link for submission.
 
Questions? 
Any GTC Board member will be happy to help you, but your best options for help with this process are:
 

   Suggestions for a Strong Audition

  • USE CURRENT FORM (click here). Using previous forms will result in having to resubmit your application.

  • USE A CLEAR, WELL LIT PHOTO 

  • OFFICAL SEAL - When your guidance office completes their portion of the application, the official seal is required.

  • BE YOURSELF - Let the auditors see who you are.  Talent is important, but it's also important to remember that they are trying to decide if they want to invest the next four years working with you.  That's about more than talent.  That's about character!

About GTC Auditions

   GTC Secondary School & College Transfer Auditions are open to high school juniors and seniors, and to college students who wish to transfer to a new school.  High school students must meet minimum academic standards as noted in the audition form.  Initial auditions are submitted online, with callbacks handled in-person at convention, or virtually, according to the policies and practices of participating schools.  performed for an audience of college and university representatives. 

Preparation: ACTING Auditions

Students will prepare a 90-second audition package featuring one monologue, two monologues of contrasting style, or one monologue and one song from theatrical repetoire.   Song segments should not exceed 32 bars of music.  A capella singing is not permitted.  We encourage the use of a live accompanist over tracks.  

 

Preparation: TECHNICAL THEATRE Auditions

Technical theatre students will use their 90-second video to introduce themselves to college representatives and share a little about their theatre experience and their career goals.  In addition to the video, technical students are encouraged to develop a an online portfolio and share the link.  Introducing the portfolio and visiting the website may included in the 90-second video. 

 

Preparation:  ALL Auditions

Video recordings should be a straight, forward shot of the performer, full height or from the knees up, with no editing.  Videos should be uploaded to an unlisted (not "private") YouTube channel, and the link, along with a copy of the completed audition form, should be emailed to the following individuals:

Submission Deadline
The deadline for audition submissions is October 1, 2021. 
We realize this we are engaged in a new process this year.  If you have trouble preparing or uploading, don't give up. Contact Ricardo or Ian for help.  We want you to audition.  Georgia Theatre Conference needs your participation.  Our colleges and universities want to know who you are!
 
 Callbacks
Since college and university recruiters will be able to view your auditions prior to convention, you may receive contact before convention starts to arrange a callback either live, in-person at the convention, or virtually at a time that works for both of you.