Hunter School of the Performing Arts


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Drama Auditions

Applicants are considered for a Drama placement at Hunter School of the Performing Arts through assessment of a drama workshop and individual audition.

Individual Audition - 10 minutes

The Individual Audition is conducted by a panel chaired by at least two members of the Drama staff from HSPA.

Part 1

Applicants should present a dramatic or comedic monologue of their own choice, which is no more than 2 minutes in duration for Year 3 to Year 6 applicants or 3 minutes for Year 7 to Year 11.

This piece should be prepared in advance and should be dramatically interpreted. The performance should include movement, physicality, vocal variation and use of the performance space.

No written support material of any kind is to be used during the audition. Costumes are not required nor recommended, but small props may be utilised if absolutely necessary.

Applicants performs a short improvised scene.

Part Two

The second part of this session assesses:

  • performance quality
  • self-discipline, concentration, energy and focus
  • interpretation of the prepared piece
  • movement skills, physicality and use of space
  • vocal skills, creativity and imagination

Drama Workshop - 45 minutes

The drama group workshop may include elements of all three performing arts skills, but will focus primarily on student generated performance in Drama.

Applicants will be led by Drama Staff through a range of drama games and activities to assess:

  • self-discipline, concentration, energy, focus
  • ability to work collaboratively in a group
  • movement skills and physicality, vocal skills, creativity and imagination

Suitable Clothing 

Applicants should wear comfortable clothing which is easy to move in, such as track suits, t-shirts, jeans, sloppy-joes. Footwear should be joggers or comfortable shoes.

Applicants should not audition in their school uniform or in any costume.

Performing Arts Curriculum

If successful it is our understanding that all applicants acknowledge and accept our performing arts curriculum.

New Year 3 to Year 8 students are required to follow through with his/her auditioned performing arts subject until at least Year 10.

It is the strong expectation that new Year 9 to Year 11 students will follow through with their auditioned performing arts subject until Year 12.