Welcome to the free series all about college audition monologues.
Will you be auditioning for colleges sometime in the next few years? Or maybe even in a few (gulp) months!? If yes, this series is definitely for you.
Every year I end up coaching a stream of young actors super last minute for college auditions and I always feel bummed we don’t have more time. And the actors are bummed out too.
Well, first off, hunting down great monologues that excite you (and ones that are appropriate for college auditions) can be quite a long and time consuming process. Plus, it takes time to get just one monologue ready for action, let alone four or more. Why settle for mediocre when you can knock it out of the park? You devote years of your precious time and energy at school toward great grades and SAT scores and ACT scores and community service and honors classes and on and on…Why do so many actors spend so little time on their audition preparation?
My guess? It’s usually a combination of fear and lack of knowledge around how to prepare. I know you are busy. That’s why it’s so much more fun to get started early.
I am a broken record on this one, but acting is a craft. It’s just like being an athlete. Can you imagine running a marathon without months of training? Or figure skating? Or hip-hop dancing? Or tight rope walking? Take this little nudge as a friendly reminder that whether your auditions are years or months away, it’s time to get cracking.
So what should you do?
My free series The Top Three Audition Game Changers is a really great place to start.
Then start asking yourself some questions to help you narrow it down and form your top choices:
- What are my goals in pursuing acting?
- What do I want to do after I graduate?
- What type of education will be best for me? (conservatory vs. liberal arts)
- Do I have other interests I might want to explore in addition to acting?
Many performing arts schools are part of a university that offers a broad education with a focus on acting. Conservatories specialize in a more narrow focus with little or no academics. Some schools fit somewhere in the middle.
In the next series of blog posts I will share some tips specifically around the college auditioning process.
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