Auditions

Upcoming Auditions

    • 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

      For more information on adult actor auditions, please CLICK HERE

      For more information on young actor auditions, please CLICK HERE

      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

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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.

Other Tips

    • 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.