Auditions for KIDSTAGE’s Summer Independent production of Tuck Everlasting and the Village Theatre Institute & Pathway Program for the 2020/2021 school year have been moved to online submissions. Please follow the information below to submit your audition package.
To audition, please click the link below to register. Once your registration has been submitted, follow the instructions below on how to submit your audition video and other audition materials.
All audition packages must be submitted and received by Monday, May 11th at 5:00pm
**Our 2020 SummerStock production of Wonderful Town has been cancelled.**
WHAT TO PREPARE
Once you have registered for your audition, the next step is to prepare your audition. Please prepare the following materials as your audition package for Tuck Everlasting and/or Village Theatre Institute and Pathway Program. It is recommended you use a computer or laptop over a phone or tablet to complete the audition forms and submit your audition package.
Each actor should prepare a one-minute monologue and 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song (about two minutes in length). If you need some help picking materials, CLICK HERE [KIDSTAGE BLOG] for some pre-prepared songs and monologues.
Your audition package should contain the following
If you are a new student auditioning for Institute, you also must provide 1-3 letters of recommendation. All letters of recommendation should be submitted by callbacks. Please submit all letters of recommendation using the button below.
PLEASE NOTE: Callbacks for Institute and Pathway this year will not contain a dance section. If you believe that dance is your strongest skillset, please submit a short video clip of your dance ability. This can be a recital, dance class, or a short dance recorded in your living room. Please submit your dance video with your audition package.
After you have completed the forms, please create a singular video of you performing your slate, song, and monologue. Your slate should include:
The title of your monologue and who wrote it
The title of your song and what show it is from
If you are also auditioning for Tuck Everlasting, your audition package should also include a video of you performing choreography from the video provided below.
Please label your files using the following format: "FirstName_LastName_FileType". All files should be placed in a folder labeled “FirstName_LastName_SummerAuditionPackage”. Your audition package should look like the following:
NOTE: Your Tuck Everlasting choreography video may be submitted as a separate part of your package, using the same link.
Please use the same labeling technique: FirstName_LastName_TuckChoreographyVideo
Once your audition package is complete, create a zip folder of the folder and submit it to KIDSTAGE by clicking the button below. If you are unfamiliar with creating zip files, there many links and apps that can help with creating a zip file.
All audition packages must be submitted and received by Monday, May 11th at 5:00pm. Once your package has been received, you will receive an email indicating that we have received your audition and information about callbacks and next steps. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within 24 hours of submitting your audition, please email KIDSTAGE production manager Joel Arpin at email@example.com.
If you need assistance with your audition or have quetsions, please reach out to KIDSTAGE Production Manager Joel Arpin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the Washington State stay-at-home order, all KIDSTAGE staff are working from home and so email is the best method of contact for any questions.
VIDEO AUDITION FAQs
Q: How long should my video be?
A: Your audition video should be no longer than five (5) minutes. This includes your whole package: slate, song and monologue. It is recommended that your song be no longer than two minutes, and your monologue no longer than one minute. This gives you three minutes to allow for your slate, time to reset between your two pieces, and transition time as you load your accompaniment track if you are filming by yourself.
Q: How professional should my audition video be?
A: We completely understand that everyone is stuck at home, so do your best to make your audition video presentable. You should treat this as an in-person audition, which includes being well-dressed. Please record your video in a clear space as best as possible, with minimal distracting objects in the background, and do your best to be brightly lit that allows us to see your face clearly. Filming from the waist up is recommended. Do your best – we understand that everyone has to make do with the space/recording devices they have available.
You will not be judged for self-start/stops on your videos or the quality of your videos. If we are unable to hear or see you properly, we may ask you to send in another video, so it is recommended that you review your video before submitting.
Q: Does my audition song require an accompaniment/piano track?
A: No, you are not required to have an accompaniment track for the song part of your audition; however, we highly recommend it. If you need help recording an accompaniment track, KIDSTAGE has amazing instructors who are available to help you with creating a track or to help with your audition! Please E-mail Joel Arpin (KIDSTAGE Production Manager - Issaquah) at email@example.com for the resource list of instructors.
Q: How do I create one video that includes both my song and my monologue?
A: If you are not proficient at video editing software, we recommend you have someone help you with your video. Load your accompaniment track up on a separate device and have someone (off camera) hit play when you are ready.
Q: Are there other resources with best practices on how to film an audtion video?
A: Yes! Check out the following links from acting coaches and casting directors here in the Seattle area and across the country.
Tuck Everlasting Updated: 5/9/2020
Callbacks for Tuck Everlasting have been altered to be a fully online callbacks, between May 20th and 22nd. This will be a combination of recorded videos and some live video conferencing. More information will be provided with the posting of the callback list. Please email Joel Arpin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
Village Theatre Institute and Pathway
Institute and Pathway callbacks will be held Saturday, June 13 and will be conducted online. Callbacks will be held for new Institute and Pathway students only. Information regarding Institute and Pathway callbacks, including time and materials to prepare, will be sent out to the email provided during your audition registration after Monday, May 11.
*Tuck Everlasting contains one role for a young male-identifying actor age 10-12. Rehearsals for this actor will be limited
ABOUT SUMMER INDEPENDENT
KIDSTAGE Summer Independent is considered the pinnacle of the KIDSTAGE program. The Summer Independent production is produced, designed and directed entirely by young artists, undergraduate level and below. Professional mentorship is provided by Village Theatre artists and staff.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 2 and will be on weekday evenings and some Saturdays. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online; for information about rehearsals, please email email@example.com
Performances: July 10-19, 2020 at the First Stage Theatre
Tuition: A minimum of 10 hours of work on the production will be required in lieu of tuition
Rehearsals: Sectional rehearsals will take place in June and July time/dates TBA (generally on weekends). There will be mandatory rehearsals on the nights of July 6-9
Performances: July 10-19, 2020 at the First Stage Theatre
Tuition: There is no tuition for this program, some internships are available
Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
“What would you do if you had all eternity?
Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.
Based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.”- Concord Theatricals
Tuck Everlasting includes a contemporary musical score an ensemble cast for performers ready to challenge themselves. Cast size is 16-20. An ensemble-based cast, there are many strong, featured roles for both men and women. The upbeat modern score will challenge new and experienced singers and actors alike. Tuck Everlasting will have one role for a young male-identifying actor.
INSTITUTE AND PATHWAY PROGRAM (Grades 5-12)
This versatile school-year program for grades 7-12 is open by audition for students who are ready to study, train and perform at an advanced level.
The Village Theatre Institute helps students reach their unique artistic and performance goals. Every aspect of this advanced program is taught and directed by some of the regions’ finest teaching artists, directors, choreographers, music directors, musical theatre writers and composers. Institute students will receive special attention for Mainstage and/or Village Originals performance intern opportunities.
Institute Foundation Classes: September 2020-May 2021, meets approximately from 4:00-9:00 PM on Mondays or Tuesdays.
Tuition: Approximately $2,300.00 Tuition covers the three Institute Monday or Tuesday Foundation classes and Institute elective courses. A monthly tuition payment plan is available. Tuition is required for the full 9 months regardless of a students’ attendance. KIDSTAGE school-year productions are encouraged but optional and have a separate tuition. Institute students receive a discounted tuition on productions.
The Pathway to Institute program is open by audition for grades 5-12. This 23-week school-year program (September – May) is designed to give students the foundational training needed to thrive in the Institute, while creating an inclusive and focused community. Class offerings include dance, singing, and acting. All students who audition for the Institute are also considered for the Pathway program; this program may be preferred by students newer to theatrical training or new to one or more core area of study. We take time to give individual attention and focus on each student’s growth during the year, enabling students to track towards placement in the Institute.
Pathway Foundation Classes: September 2020-May 2021, meets approximately from 4:00-9:00 PM on Thursdays (grades 7-12) or 9:30am-2:00pm on Saturdays (grades 5-6).
Tuition: Approximately $2,100.00 Tuition covers the Thursday or Saturday Foundation classes and Institute/Pathway elective courses. A monthly tuition payment plan is available. Tuition is required regardless of a students’ attendance. KIDSTAGE school-year productions are encouraged but optional and have a separate tuition. Pathway to Institute students receive a discounted tuition on productions.
Office: (425) 392-2900
First Stage Theatre
120 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts:
To teach creativity and responsibility
To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre
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