Recent College/University Graduate (2010-12) Performer Guidelines and Application
Application deadline, January 27, 2012
Unified Auditions: Monday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Host Venue: Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
**Please read the following guidelines and requirements prior to completing the application (link to download application located below).
ALL APPLICANTS USING COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY CREDITS TOWARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A DEPARTMENT HEAD RECOMMENDATION FORM.
Eligibility Requirements for Recent College/University Graduate Applicants
Recent college/university graduates who are 18 years and older as of April 2, 2012, may apply for the Unified Auditions using credits from school productions in order to meet the minimum non-Equity resume criteria outlined for the Unified Auditions. To qualify for this category you MUST
1. Have graduated or will be graduating with a theatre or other performing arts related degree between May 2010 and August 2012,
2. Be an Individual Member of Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts - valid through April 30, 2012 or beyond. You may join or renew your membership when submitting application (see Non-Equity Application). Note: ACPA member Organization staff cards do not qualify as Individual member cards.
3. AND meet the Unified Audition Committee’s minimum resume requirements listed below,
4. AND have the recommendation of your College/University Department Head verifying your college credits. Department Head forms can be faxed to 404-586-0054 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Resume Requirements for College/University Recent Graduates
A. A minimum of five (5) full stage production credits from a college or university production. *Note: this audition is for theatre majors from a college/university or qualifying conservatory program (post high school).
B. Credits for TV/Film, readings, workshop or training program productions DO NOT qualify toward the minimum credits required. Resume must be formatted so that full production stage acting credits appear first. If applicable, full stage production acting credits may be followed by categories for TV/Film, readings, workshops, other acting related experience, or other skills & educational experience.
Format for Headshot and Resume Submissions
A. Resume must be formatted so that full production stage acting credits
appear first. If applicable, full stage production acting credits may be followed by categories for TV/Film, readings, workshops, other acting related experience, or other skills & educational experience. Click this link for sample resume.
B. Resume must be placed on the non-photo side of your headshot, and can be either printed directly on the headshot, or your paper resume may be glued or stapled (top & bottom) to your headshot.
C. Final submission of resumes MUST be trimmed to fit an 8 x 10 headshot, otherwise they will NOT be accepted.
D. Apply online and then EITHER email your headshot/resume to Unifieds2012@gmail.com OR mail ONE headshot/resume to Atlanta Performs, 65 Upper Alabama Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.
If you are selected to perform at the Unified Auditions, you will be asked to submit up to 60 headshots/resumes by March 2, 2012. The exact number of headshots required will be included in your acceptance letter.
Applying to ACPA’s Unified Auditions is not a guarantee of acceptance, nor is meeting the minimum stage requirements. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of actors & artistic personnel. Their review criteria is based on resume stage experience and a commitment to creating a diverse acting pool of professional actors for area theatres. The committee reserves the right to verify any resume credits. Once the pool of qualified Non-Equity candidates has been established, audition time slots will be assigned. Typically, college/university applicants are seen on Tuesday along with other non-Equity participants. After all Non-Equity audition time slots are filled, Alternates will be selected. In past Unified Auditions, time allowed for all Alternates to audition.
Equity auditions will be scheduled for the first half of Monday with non-Equity auditions following. Tuesday will be non-Equity and Wednesday will be for Emerging Actors/College Graduates.
Applicants who are accepted by the screening committee will be assigned an audition time slot (Alternates will be assigned a time period to be present) either in the afternoon on Monday, April 2 or on Tuesday, April 3. Non-Equity (including recent grads) actors will be allowed 2 minutes total to perform their choice of EITHER 2 contrasting monologues OR, 1 monologue and 16 bars (No a cappella permitted. Accompanist will be provided).