• General Annoucement

AUDITIONS: Echo Ensemble


Echo Ensemble will be a new group of committed young people who would like to focus on the

practice of theatre.


This blog post only outlines the core information relating to the Echo Ensemble and its auditions. For more information please read the document attached below:


Auditions for a place in Echo Ensemble
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WHAT IS IT?


We understand that the workshops (Touchstone, Oberon, Caliban) serve as a social setting where

young people can have fun, using theatre and devising to learn about the world and each other.

In workshops participants do not have to attend every week, and they do not need to have a

desire to become an actor. Workshops also act as a place to meet and engage with friends while

devising.


An ensemble is different. It is for those who would like to focus more on performance methods,

performance theory, acting abilities, collaborating with others to create performances, and all

aspects of theatre-making. An ensemble is usually smaller than a workshop. In it, people get

individual attention, and support, enabling them to develop key skills as a young theatre-maker.


To get a taste of what our ensembles look like, view a performance recently created by our Senior Ensemble here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=476ocvJr4wM


HOW TO APPLY:


The echo ensemble is only for Kildare Youth Theatre members aged between 14-19.


For this ensemble you must audition. Send an email to info@crookedhouse.ie so that we can

register you and give you an audition time and slot. You should also let us know if you need the

studio (for movement or larger pieces) or if the Meeting Room is fine.


The audition will be on your own with the ‘panel’. The panel will be three people from the staff and volunteers of Crooked House. They will all be gentle and welcoming. There may be 2 separate panels happening at the same time (one in the studio and one on the Meeting Room).


WHAT TO PREPARE:


We would like you to prepare a short performance (lasting no more than 2 minutes) of any

monologue, speech, poem, stand-up, song, piece of prose, YouTube rant, TikTok speech, spoken

word, film speech, etc. It should be learned, but you can also use the text as a prompt during the

audition. You may also present a dance, a movement piece, or a combination of any or all the above.


We will also have a 5-minute chat with you.


WHEN:


Auditions will take place on Sunday, 11th October. You will be given a 10-minute slot somewhere

between 2.00pm and 3.30pm.


You will be notified by Wednesday, 14th October on whether or not your audition was successful.


Echo Ensemble sessions will then run every Tuesday.


Read more about the Echo Ensemble using the attached document, or on our Workshops page.


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