Performance Theatre applicants will perform a memorized monologue from a published play lasting no more than four minutes. An example for a male applicant is a monologue from You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown; for a female applicant, The Diary of Anne Frank. Many other monologues would be acceptable. Jurists will be looking for clarity of speech, and volume and vocal expression that illuminates the meaning of the words. The actor should attempt to create a character and to identify emotionally with the character and the words. The actor must show confidence on stage. The actor must show that he/she knows and understands why the character is saying the words. The actor must show some physical flexibility. Monologues can be found at any public library or copies can be picked up from the Douglas Anderson Main Office.
The applicant should wear clothing that is suitable for a job interview that also allows for character movement during the monologue.