We make the audition process a fun experience. We will introduce ourselves, talk a little bit about the show, perform monologues and perhaps play a theatre game or two. Below are some tips for a successful audition and some links for places that have monologues online. For our fall show we have a monologue practice session (not required) the week before auditions where you can work on your performance and even pick out a monologue if you do not have one already.

Tips For Auditions

  • Selecting Your Monologue:
    • Always keep your monologue under the time limit.
      (Under 60 seconds for Panther Playhouse.)
    • Make certain it is school appropriate.
    • Avoid using a character from the show you are auditioning for.
    • Do not use a monologue from Alice In Wonderland, The Grinch or Wizard of Oz.
      (They are over-used.)
  • Creating An Engaging Monologue:
    • Memorize the monologue completely so you can be confident.
    • Make certain you are expressive, loud and move around.
    • Determine what your character wants and find new ways to get it.
    • Find a spot out in the audience/director area that you are speaking to.
  • Performance Tips:
    • You should expect a chair and nothing else for props when auditioning.
    • Before starting, introduce yourself and the monologue you will do.
    • Let the director see you change into that character.
    • Do not use props in an audition - the director is there to see you act.
    • Do not worry if you forget a line. Keep going - no one will know but you.
      • If you get stuck, pause (in character) and start again.
    • Do not worry if director stops you or asks you to try something.
      • That only means they have confidence in you to try it.
    • If asked to sing - do not be timid. Put your voice out there!
      • Confidence and energy can often trump a lousy voice.
  • After Your Monologue:
    • At the end of your monologue, always say "thank you".
    • Return anything you used in your monologue.
    • Be a great audience member and support your fellow actors.
  • Relax, smile, be confident in yourself and have fun!


Non-Acting Roles

We have students involved in nearly every part of our productions. Read through the document below and if you find a role that you are interested in trying then inquire with the director to see if the position is open for an upcoming show.




Locating Your Monologue

Shakespeare Monologue


How To Write A Monologue