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Hunter School of the Performing Arts

Hunter School of the Performing Arts

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Drama Auditions 2024

Why enrol at HSPA for Drama?

Opportunities

  • REACH - A period a week with industry professionals
  • Semester Showcase- Each semester all Drama students perform in the state of the art Hunter Theatre
  • Junior Production
  • Senior Production
  • Whole school musical
  • Starstruck
  • Sharp Short Festival- Playwrighting and performing competition
  • Sport for Jove Shakespeare Festival
  • Theatresports competition
  • Industry professional workshops
  • Interstate/International Drama excursions
  • Year 6-10 Drama Camp
  • Year 12 Drama Camp
  • Attendance at live theatre events

 

Students will be considered for a Drama placement at Hunter School of the Performing Arts through assessment of a filmed monologue/s and a Drama group workshop 

 

PART 1 - Filmed Drama Monologue/s

YEAR 7 , 8, 9           

Students select one of the listed monologues and film their performance. This monologue is uploaded to YouTube by XXX. Please ensure the video is unlisted and that 'anyone with the link' can access it.  For filming, students should be in Drama blacks, be in a well lit room, ensure audio is clear and that full body can be seen at all times. 

YEAR 10, 11                                      

Students select one of the listed monologues AND one other one minute monologue to film. These monologues need to be uploaded to YouTube by XXX. Please ensure the video is unlisted and that 'anyone with the link' can access it.  For filming, students should be in Drama blacks, be in a well lit room, ensure audio is clear and that full body can be seen at all times. Students should aim to find a second monologue that contrasts their first one. 

*NB- A list of monologues will be sent to auditionees TWO weeks prior to submission deadline. 

 

 

PART 2 - Drama Group Workshop

Students will participate in a group workshop that will incorporate activities looking at collaboration, communication, creativity and critical reflection. Activities may include movement, characterisation, improvisation, script or group devising. Students will work with other students throughout the workshop and are encouraged to show their teamwork skills throughout. 

Clothing

Students should wear comfortable clothing which is easy to move in. This may include items such as track suits, T-shirts, jeans, sloppy-joes. Footwear should be joggers or comfortable shoes. Students should not audition in school uniform or costume.

 

COVID-19

Changes may occur to the audition process above dependent upon COVID-19 health legislations in place at the time of auditions. Changes could include, but are not limited to, video submission and/or online live components. If and when required, details of changes will be communicated to applicants.

 

Performing Arts Curriculum

If made an offer of placement at our school it is our understanding that you acknowledge and accept our performing arts curriculum. Each new Year 3-8 student is required to follow through with his/her auditioned performing arts subject until at least Year 10. It is the strong expectation that new Year 9-11 students will follow through with their auditioned performing arts subject until Year 12.

 

Post School Opportunities for HSPA Drama Students

 

 

Testimonials from Alumni