AUDITIONS FOR TRIKE THEATRE’S 2017-2018 SEASON ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- Adult Auditions (AEA & non-AEA) will be held August 5 at Trike Theatre
- Young Actor auditions (grades 3rd-12th) will be held August 12-13 at Trike Theatre
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Trike Theatre’s 2017-18 Season
This year, we are excited to be expanding our Theatre for Youth season by producing two Main Stage productions, three Little Trike productions, and one touring production.
- Main Stage productions are performed by professional adult actors and young actors at Walton Arts Center – Starr Theater for school and family audiences.
- Little Trike productions are performed by professional adult actors at multiple NWA locations for Pre-K students and family audiences.
- Touring productions are performed by professional adult actors at Walton Arts Center-Starr Theatre and other NWA locations for school audiences.
Production Calendar for Trike Theatre’s 2017-2018 Season
- DIGGING UP ARKANSAS (a touring production) – Casting is complete for this production
- Performances: Sept. 5-29
- THERE’S A COWBOY IN THE KITCHEN (a Little Trike production)
- Rehearsals begin: September 5, 2017
- Performances: September 19 – October 28, 2017
- CHARLOTTE’S WEB (a Main Stage production)
- Rehearsals begin: October 16, 2017
- Performances: November 15 – December 2, 2017
- THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF (a Little Trike production)
- Rehearsals begin: January 3, 2018
- Performances: January 16 – February 9, 2018
- CHICKEN STORY TIME (a Little Trike production)
- Rehearsals begin: February 26
- Performances: March 13 – March 17, 2018 and May 15 – May 26, 2018
- LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE (a Main Stage production)
- Rehearsals begin: March 4, 2018
- Performances: April 12 – April 25, 2018
Youth Theatre Audition Tips
Tips for Choosing a Monologue
- Pick a monologue that sounds like you. A good fit would be one that shows off elements of your personality and is somewhat like you.
- If your monologue is from a script, know the script and something about the character you are reading for. Read the entire script if possible.
- We prefer for monologues to be memorized, but if you’re not comfortable with memorization you can read your monologue from a piece of paper.
- If you need resources for finding a monologue, let us know. We have scripts and monologue books at the theatre.
Tips for Rehearsing Your Monologue
Be able to answer the following questions:
- Who is your character?
- Who you are talking to?
- Where is the character at?
- What do you want from your audience in the scene? (ex: to like you, to leave you alone, to believe you, etc.)
- How are you getting what you want? (ex: begging, demanding, soothing, find some fun verbs to use here).
As you rehearse:
- Practice reading the monologue out loud to make sure that it is no more than one (1) minute.
- When you are speaking, imagine that the listener is verbally or physically reacting to what you’re saying.
- Speak loudly and clearly.
- Practice your monologue out loud and in front of a few people before the audition. Ask them to give you feedback about what was clear and not clear in your piece.
What happens on Audition Day
- When you arrive, your parent/guardian will fill out an audition form with all the information we need from you.
- Six to eight students enter the playing space together. All warm-up and each take turns performing his/her monologue for the Production Director and Trike staff.
- Before you do your monologue you will say your name, your age, and what monologue you’re doing. Say these things positively and clearly for the director when you introduce yourself.
- The director may ask for you to do your monologue a second time. Listen carefully to any instruction given to you by the director and show that you can take direction.
- Arrive at least 15 minutes early to the audition.
- Wear flattering and comfortable clothes. Please keep your hair out of your face.
- If you make a mistake, try not to make apologies or excuses. Keep moving forward. It’s ok to start over.
- Have fun! Be positive and energetic the whole time you are in your audition.