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Follow the guidelines below for the Theater Arts Requirements.

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Student Essay
On a separate sheet, describe ways in which your involvement in the arts has enriched your life. Please double- space and limit your thoughts to 500 words. ( See Essay Rubric)

TECHNICAL THEATER

On a Video (see Recording Requirements), have someone off camera ask the questions listed below.  Answer them to the best of your ability.  Video may not exceed eight minutes.

You may use pieces of your portfolio such as prompt books, photographs, sketches, models, floor plans, light plots or any other artifacts that reflect both graphic skills and technical ability or projects.

Questions to be asked and answered on Recording:

  1. In what area or areas of technical theater have you excelled?
    • Give a play or musical title.
    • Be specific and explain your contribution to the production.
    • In answering this question, you should show artifacts from your portfolio.
  2. What is the most important thing you learned during this project?
  3. What were some obstacles you needed to overcome?
  4.  What advice would you give a freshman who has an interest in technical theater?

ACTING

Select one (1) of the following choices for your video (See Recording Requirements):

Choice One: Two contrasting monologues -­‐ one serious and one comedic

  • One written before 1900 and one “contemporary” – written after 1945
  • Monologues must be from published plays
  • Original pieces or adaptations from movies, television shows or novels are not acceptable
  • Be sure to have read the entire play from which your monologue is taken

Choice Two: One monologue and one song

  • Song and monologue must contrast – one serious and one comedic
  • Pieces must be from two different works
  • Monologue must be from a published play
  • Original pieces or adaptations from movies, television shows or novels are not Acceptable
  • • Song must be from a published musical

Other Guidelines:

  • Please choose material appropriate for your skills
  • Select pieces with characters that are close to your age and experience
  • Choose material that you connect with personally and that demonstrates your abilities
  • Your clothing should be casual and neutral.  Perform in low-­‐heeled shoes or bare feet
  • Do not use costumes or props

Refer to these links for more information:

Recording Requirements

Essay Rubric

Theatre Technical Rubric

Theatre Acting-Singing Rubric

For additional information, please contact
John Gallagher at 631-345-2960

John J. Gallagher, Ed.D.
Chair, Scholar-Artist Educator’s Committee
30 Swezey Lane
Middle Island, NY 11953

or
the Theater Arts sub-committee contact:
Jim Incorvaia