Required by ACTING and MUSICAL THEATER PERFORMANCE nominees.
We are not looking for perfection but we are looking for artistry. If you are nominated, we assume you are talented. Use this opportunity to show us what you are trying to explore/create/convey as an artist.
For ACTING: Your video may include monologues, scenes, or a combination. If you include a scene, it should be OBVIOUS who you are in the scene.
For MUSICAL THEATER PERFORMANCE: Your video should demonstrate your ability to sing AND act. If you are also a dancer, you may showcase this ability as well as well, but dancing is not required.
Directing is not offered as a primary specialty, however, a directing video may be submitted as a secondary component.
For DIRECTING: The video should showcase no more than FIVE (5) MINUTES OF A PERFORMANCE directed by the student.
These videos should be similar to a video that you would submit for a college or professional audition.
Perform two (2) contrasting pieces (monologues or songs) which represent your primary specialty (i.e. the specialty in which you were nominated.)
Each piece should be approximately one (1) minute each.
Both pieces should be submitted on one (1) video.
The video should be a total of two (2) minutes.
We STRONGLY DISCOURAGE submitting clips from a live performance (a show with an audience). These videos you usually too far away with poor sound. Plus, the audience reactions can be distracting.
Don't forget to "slate" your work (introduce yourself and each piece that you will be performing). This can be done verbally and/or with titles on the video.
NOTE: You will not be disqualified if your video is longer than two (acting) five (directing) minutes, so don't worry about being EXACT in hitting the timing minute mark. HOWEVER, because the judges will be viewing over 100 videos, it is likely they will stop watching after the requested time.
The online application has space for two (2) additional links for videos or online portfolios/websites to showcase your talents BEYOND your primary specialty.
You should NOT use this space to submit additional videos of your primary specialty.
Upload videos to
then, provide the link to the uploaded video in the online application.
ALL LINKS TO VIDEOS MUST BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.
No passwords/private sites.
We will not accept links to videos that are stored in a Dropbox, Google Drive, or other source that requires a special video player.
Remember, you want the video to be EASY to view. If the judges have trouble seeing your work, they will not take the time to figure it out and will move on without evaluating you.
Don't worry about having high production values. Simple videos that allow us to see your work are fine.
Videos should frame you, at the very least, from the waist up. Full length is preferred. Remember, you perform with your whole body, not just your face. You are a stage performer, not a film performer. As a stage performer, we see all of you.
Videos should be shot in a neutral environment. Also, please make sure that the sound and picture is clear.