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Doug Ingalls Scholarship Auditions

This contest is open only to high school seniors.

Scholarship Audition Specifics:

  • The emphasis during the auditions is on presentation and performance.
  • Each applicant must perform two contrasting pieces, not to exceed a total time limit of four minutes.
  • Before each audition, the applicant will be allowed to set the stage; one straight-backed chair and one small table will be provided.
  • No additional set pieces or sound will be permitted.
  • Costumes and props are not permitted.
  • Applicants should wear simple clothing that allows for ease of movement.
  • No special lighting will be available

Additional Information:

  • Your audition should be introduced in the following manner:

"My identification number is (give number); my first piece is from (title of play) by (author); I play the part of (character) my second piece is from (title of play) by (author); I play the part of (character)."

  • Identification numbers will be assigned at the site. No other commentary is necessary.
  • Your total allowed time is four minutes. If you exceed the two-minute limit on the first piece, time will NOT be called. However, the watch will be stopped if you take a brief pause between pieces and restart when you begin the second piece. When the four-minute limit is reached, time will be called. You must leave the stage and return to your seat. Please time yourself when you rehearse so that you don't spend too long on your first piece and cut your second selection short.

Judging:

  • Auditions will be judged on the basis of the actor's ability to demonstrate concentration, control of material, flexibility and versatility of voice, movement and expression. Vocal and physical phrasing, as well as vocal and physical articulation, must also be demonstrated.
  • Actors should give evidence of knowing the meaning and place of their audition pieces in the context of the plays from which they were taken. Actors should demonstrate that they grasp the importance of the event being dramatized and that they can deliver it to their audience. The performance should be believable and make the audience care about what is taking place.
  • Actors should be prepared to answer any questions about their pieces should the judges request any information.

Prizes:

Winners will perform one of their pieces at the METG State Finals in March.

Fees:

For member schools there is a $15.00 entry fee per student.

For non-member schools there is a $20.00 entry fee per student.

Application Deadlines:

DEADLINE EXTENSION! Registration will now be accepted online until November 8th.

Contest Date and Location:

The Doug Ingalls Scholarship Auditions will be held on Saturday, December 7th at St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, MA. In the event of a snow emergency, the contest will be held on Sunday, December 8th.

Link to Registration Form:

CLICK HERE

High School Doug Ingalls Scholarship Auditions

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To recognize the talents of college-bound high school seniors and reward their excellence in performance, the METG will award scholarships to eligible high school seniors based on talent demonstrated in an acting audition.

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