Fred Fate, Chair and Producer Director of the Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy (LACCTA) has announced Auditions and Appointments for the Theatre Academy’s Fall 2008 Semester will be held on Saturdays, March 22, April 12 and May 10, 2008, starting at 11:00 a.m. at the college, located at 855 N. Vermont Avenue (between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard), Hollywood, CA 90029. Free parking is provided for all applicants in the college’s Heliotrope Avenue parking lot, which is located one block west of Santa Monica Boulevard, between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, in Hollywood, CA.
Auditions will be held for students interested in pursuing professional careers in Acting, Technical Theatre and Costuming. Ten-minute auditions will be held for Acting applicants, and appointments will be held for Technical Theatre and Costuming applicants. There is a $20 application fee, which must be paid by check or money order. Acting applicants are asked to bring along a current Photo and Résumé, and to prepare two two-minute monologues, contrasting in nature. If an applicant is a singer, they are also welcome to sing 16 bars of a song, acappella. The audition is followed by a brief interview.
All applicants must first submit a written Application Form, downloadable from the website, TheatreAcademy.lacitycollege.edu. Upon receipt of the Application Form, applicants will be called with a confirmation audition and appointment date and time. Applicants for Technical Theatre and Costuming will likewise be called, upon receipt of Application Forms, to confirm interview dates and times.
For inquiries regarding the Theatre Academy’s Acting Program, please call 323.953.4000, ext. 2990. For inquiries regarding the Theatre Academy’s Technical Program, please call 323.953.4000, ext. 2977. For inquiries regarding the Theatre Academy’s Costuming Program, please call 323.953.4000, ext. 2987.
Since its founding in 1929, the nationally recognized and award-winning Los Angeles City College Theatre Department and Theatre Academy, located in the heart of the film and television capital of the world, in the City of Hollywood, has provided hands-on theatre training, technology and production experience unrivaled by larger universities and private performing arts academies. All areas of the Theatre Academy’s professional training and educational programs are showcased each year in 7 – 8 professional level productions mounted in one of the three state-of-the-art theatres: a 305-seat proscenium theatre, a 92-seat Equity-plan “Black Box” space, and an intimate 75-seat proscenium stage. All theatre productions at Los Angeles City College are part of the Theatre Academy.
Over 834 productions have been produced at the Theatre Academy. In 2006, the Theatre Academy inaugurated its new “Summer Evenings of Cabaret” series, bringing together the finest cabaret talent in the country to perform at Los Angeles City College during the summer. The Theatre Department’s alumni roster is stellar and includes the likes of Alan Arkin, James Coburn, Morgan Freeman, Mark Hamill, Bruce Kimmel, Victor Love, Hugh O’Brien, José Quintero, Donna Reed,Debbie Shapiro-Gravitte, Robert Vaughn, Cindy Williams and Paul Winfield, to name a few.
The Theatre Academy program provides two training/academic tracks for students interested in theatre training in Acting, Technical Theatre and Costuming. The first track is the full-time Theatre Academy, the professional conservatory wing of the Theatre program, which is a two to three year conservatory training program for actors, technicians and costumers.
The second track is known as “Departmental,” and is available to students who wish to take courses that suit their individual needs and time schedules. Training for the full-time conservatory begins each September and February. Auditions for entry into any of the Theatre Academy’s three programs is by audition and/or interview only.
LACCTA prepares its students for professional careers as Actors, Stage Managers, Lighting Designers, Technical Directors, Set Designers, Costume Designers, Costumers, Stage Technicians, Shop Foremen, Electricians, Prop Coordinators and Scenic Painters. To learn more about LACCTA, please visit the website, www.TheatreAcademy.lacitycollege.edu