Studio 58 Auditions
Auditions for both the Acting and Production programs take place across Canada in April each year. Once you have submitted your application to Langara College you will receive a date and time for your audition as well as an audition package—these emails will be sent beginning in February.
You will audition for at least one Theatre Arts faculty member. Additional adjudicators may also be in attendance. During the audition and interview you should be prepared to exhibit sufficient talent and show a high degree of commitment to pursuing a professional career in the theatre or related arts.
The Group Part of the Audition
Prior preparation is not required. The group will play theatre games and do improv exercises to warm-up. You may be asked to read a scene with a partner and present a short improvisation on your own, with a partner, or group.
The Individual Part of the Audition
You are required to prepare 2 memorized monologues - one from the audition package we will email to you, and second, a monologue of your own choosing. You will be required to present one of the monologues and, you may be asked to do the second monologue at the Adjudicator's discretion.
Production students need only prepare 1 monologue chosen from the enclosed pieces.
Production Play Project
Production applicants are required to complete a "play project", which involves reading a prescribed play, conducting research, and presenting designs (set, costume, lighting, prop, or sound) for a production. You will be interviewed by the adjudicators about your project.
Choosing Your Monologue
- Contemporary plays only (written since 1995). Shakespeare, Shaw, Greek or other classical plays are NOT permitted.
- Your monologue must be from a published play, written by someone other than yourself. Monologues from novels, poems, or film scripts are NOT permitted.
- Choose a monologue which contrasts in some way with the monologue we will e-mail to you.
- Choose a monologue from a play which you have not performed. We want to see your interpretation of the monologue, rather than a director's version.
- Choose a character close to your own age, not someone much younger or older.
- Do not use an accent (i.e. Cockney, Southern, etc.) even if the monologue seems to require it. We want to hear your own voice and speech.
- Your monologue must be no longer than 2 minutes. Unfortunately, because of time constraints, we will be forced to stop applicants who exceed this time limit.