Drama Camp East
Audition Details 2019
Woodburn Missionary Church
5108 Bull Rapids Run
Woodburn IN 46797
Auditions: Monday, April 1, 2019
Camp week: April 29-May 4, 2019
Please enter through Door number 2.
A Day in the Country ~ Elementary Musical
(Grades 1-6 ~ Must be 6 years old by January 1)
8:30 – 9:00 am ~ Student arrival and check in
9:00 – 9:15 am ~ Student gathering and instructions
9:15 am – 12:00 Noon ~ Auditions for A Day in the Country
Parents will meet during the beginning of auditions.
Joseph of Arimathea ~ High School Play
(Grades 7-12 ~ Must be 12 years old by January 1)
1:00 – 1:30 pm ~ Student arrival and check in
1:30 – 1:45 pm ~ Student gathering and instructions
1:45- 4:00 pm ~ Auditions for Joseph of Arimathea
Parents will meet during the beginning of auditions
PLEASE BE PROMPT SO AUDITIONS CAN BEGIN EFFICIENTLY
WHAT to Bring:
Elementary Audition Card
JrSr School Audition Card
Please take a photo of your student in the clothes they will wear on audition day, print the picture, and attach it to the audition card. Please do this before arriving on audition day. Plain paper is fine, as long as it is clear.
Fill out one per family.
On audition day, you may make your final tuition payment with cash, or a check payable to FWAHS. Final payment is due no later than April 15, 2019. Refer to your registration confirmation to verify your deposit and balance due. If you think there is a discrepancy, please contact Sherry Gajewski as soon as possible.
PLEASE BE PROMPT SO AUDITIONS CAN BEGIN EFFICIENTLY
The same information will be shared both time slots. However, your child/children should participate in the grade-appropriate audition. Everyone MUST attend one meeting. All students will be allowed an appearance on state. High school students will all read for a part even if they do not desire a speaking role. Students should come prepared. If you have special concerns, don’t hesitate to speak to Barb Powers BEFORE the actual auditions begin. PARENTS should make any appropriate notes on their student’s audition card.
The same information will be shared at both meetings. However, please be sure that your child/children participate in the appropriate tryouts. Everyone must attend one meeting and all students will be allowed an appearance on stage. Jr/Sr High students will all read for a part even if they do not desire a speaking role. Please have your students prepared. If you have special concerns, don’t hesitate to speak to me BEFORE the actual tryouts begin. PARENTS should make any appropriate notes on their student’s tryout card.
HOW to Prepare
Come with a good attitude, a loud voice and enthusiasm. If you want to ‘warm up’, practice speaking and projecting your voice from across your yard, or perhaps in your empty sanctuary at church. Every year our greatest obstacle is projection. If you can be heard to the back of the room (without screaming), you will be much more likely to receive a speaking part.
SCRIPTS: We listened to you!! The scripts are in hand. We are happy to make them available to students who would like to pick up their copy. We will email you pick up times. We realize that some students, especially non-readers and challenged readers, may benefit from having time to study up the script before auditions. However, please know that students can be cued what to say if needed.
WHAT to Expect
- Please arrive promptly according to the above schedule.
- Please enter the building through door #2 to avoid disturbing the church offices.
- You will be greeted at the door and given a check list of several ‘stations’ where each family should visit upon arrival. There is no set order to these stations, so go where the line is shortest.
- Have your audition picture approved if you brought your own. Have a picture taken if you need one. (Please bring one. Our life is so much easier if you do.)
- Bring your completed Audition Card. The child and parent should complete this form together on or before audition day, and accurately evaluate the child’s abilities and limitations.
- Bring your completed Camp Waiver form (see link above). Print and complete this at home, and bring this form with you.
- Pick up scripts and get a reading instruction sheet if applicable.
- Students should come relaxed and prepared to follow their instruction carefully. Many things are considered when making decisions to best match each child with a part in the play.
- Just relax, do your best and remember that God has this little detail of your life in control. Parents, please make your own judgment as to whether or not your child will do better if you stay or leave. You are welcome.
- Roles will not be handed out on the day of auditions. Selections will be made in private and notification will be sent by email. Please note that no matter what speaking part you are assigned, you may have one or several other roles assigned to you the week of drama.
- Everyone will be busy. Remember, everyone who is registered and shows up to audition day will have a vital part in the play.
This year, the play casting and music auditions will be led by . . .
**Play Casting: Megan Arnold, Education Director for All for One productions and former Academy of Arts staff and director.
**Play Casting Assistant: Kara Reish Guidinger, former drama camp participant and Academy of Arts graduate and faculty.
**Music Auditions: Cidney Calahan, homeschool graduate from South Bend area, participant in 2 Academy of Arts plays, and current worship pastor at Avalon Missionary Church.
See you at Auditions!