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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: in light of the updated government advice regarding COVID-19, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Fourth Monkey building to both current and prospective students to ensure their safety and well-being remains our top priority. We have also had to follow the guidance of the venues who would have been hosting our 2020 regional auditions, and sadly this means complying with their decisions to close to external hirers for the same reasons.
However, you will still be able to audition for us as planned! We will be holding VIRTUAL, RATHER THAN FACE TO FACE, AUDITIONS FOR OUR UPCOMING MARCH OR APRIL AUDITION DAYS so that anyone interested in Fourth Monkey’s actor training for September 2020 will still have a chance to be seen by our panel. This includes our regional audition days planned for Wolverhampton, Belfast and Stockton-on-Tees and further details of how to apply for a virtual audition slot, plus what will be required, how to prepare and what to expect can be found further down the page.
- Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton (Virtual audition only)
- The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast (Virtual audition only)
- ARC Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees (Virtual audition only)
- Sunday 19th April (Virtual audition only)
- Sunday 26th April (Virtual audition only)
- Saturday 2nd May (Virtual audition only)
What to expect on the audition day
We are offering virtual, rather than face to face, auditions for our March and April audition days whilst the Monkey House is closed to both current and prospective students.
If you would like to apply for a virtual audition for either of our training programmes for 2020 intake, you can do so via the link above. To arrange a specific time slot for your virtual audition, we will need you to send us your contact details and a link to your audition speeches. This link should be a self-tape video of 1 x two-minute contemporary monologue plus 1 x two-minute classical monologue (Shakespeare or other Elizabethan era writer). Supplying both of these things will then allow us get in touch with you and conduct your virtual audition, as well as making it easier for us to offer notes and feedback on your prepared audition monologues. Please note: the link to your audition speeches will need to be via a website link such as YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr or similar.
You will also need to supply us with your Skype ID, so that we can invite you to a virtual audition slot, plus a preferred reliable mobile number including all dialling codes. If you do not have Skype, we will use your mobile number to contact you and conduct the virtual audition via FaceTime or WhatsApp video call.
We will need the link to your self-tape audition speeches and your contact details by midday the day before your chosen audition date at the very latest. This will give our panel time to watch your self-tape and to prepare for your audition slot.
Once you have submitted your self-tape link and your contact details via your application, you will receive a notification of your virtual audition slot. Your virtual audition will take place with one of our directors and will last for 40 minutes, in which time they will ask you to perform your two two-minute monologues and feedback on them with you, as well as discussing your application and giving you a chance to ask any questions you may have about the training or the school.
Following your virtual audition, our Admissions team will inform you of your results and, if you are offered a place on either training programme, you will be invited to a Meet and Greet Day later in the academic year.
If you have any questions about our virtual audition days, please contact our Admissions team on firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be happy to help.
To learn more about Fourth Monkey’s audition process, what to bring and how to prepare, plus a full list of 2020 audition dates click the link below:
For more tips and advice on how to prepare for a virtual audition, check out our latest blog post via the button below!