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I know this a probably a bit late to make a forum, but oh well, I thought of making one just to chat about auditioning/recalling for this year

To kick things off, how is everyone feeling about recalls and what sort of monologue is everyone doing: contemporary or classical, sad or comedy?
Original post by aw761cew
I know this a probably a bit late to make a forum, but oh well, I thought of making one just to chat about auditioning/recalling for this year
To kick things off, how is everyone feeling about recalls and what sort of monologue is everyone doing: contemporary or classical, sad or comedy?

Hey! I'm not a current auditionee, but I am an ambassador for NYT. I did my intake last year. Let me know if there's any questions you have that I might be able to help with! <3
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Original post by emmaapril
Hey! I'm not a current auditionee, but I am an ambassador for NYT. I did my intake last year. Let me know if there's any questions you have that I might be able to help with! <3

Thank you that would actually be really helpful :smile: I've got a couple, first off, what does the recall consist of other than doing the monologue? My second question is: what do you do in the intake course, do you create a performance piece or is just developing acting skills and getting to know other members? My third question is when you become a member, what is the likelihood of getting into an NYT production? Sorry the questions are quite long!!!
Original post by aw761cew
Thank you that would actually be really helpful :smile: I've got a couple, first off, what does the recall consist of other than doing the monologue? My second question is: what do you do in the intake course, do you create a performance piece or is just developing acting skills and getting to know other members? My third question is when you become a member, what is the likelihood of getting into an NYT production? Sorry the questions are quite long!!!

No worries about the questions, I'm happy to help!

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Zoom recalls: You hop into the waiting room. There will be some ambassadors there who can answer questions, but you're welcome to do your own thing and warm up. In the actual call, you'll be zooming with a director who works on the course. These are often people directly involved with leading the intake courses.

This is generally the same for in-person, but you do your piece, an interview, and have the opportunity to showcase a special skill. The director might redirect your piece. This doesn't mean you've done it wrong, they just want to see how you respond to direction. You can ask questions too! There's often another ambassador in the room with you as well.

You do not have to show a special skill. This is optional so they can get a better idea of who you are.

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I did the Senior Residential Course at Northampton. Each course is slightly different, so if you want specifics I can always reach out to someone else!

Generally you work towards a devised piece with a group, assistants and a director. You also work on acting skills, play games and improve your craft. There's often a showcase of the piece at the end.

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When you become a member, they host Casting Auditions from November (?) to about March. If you're 18+, you can audition for the REP Company, or if not you can still just attend the general casting. Basically you do workshops and pieces again, and they take notes. If they do a piece you could be good for you that year they will call you in for it. So, I wouldn't say there's a definite chance, but if you're right for a project you will 100% be considered.

There's also a million other things to get involved in, such as becoming a facilitator (I'm working towards that right now through ambassador-ing!) or getting into behind-the-scenes stuff. NYT is a huge network and members often make their own content. The charity supports us to do so.

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Best of luck. Just be yourself, you'll smash it. You're already more than skilled enough to join if you've been recalled. <3
Original post by emmaapril
No worries about the questions, I'm happy to help!

1.

Zoom recalls: You hop into the waiting room. There will be some ambassadors there who can answer questions, but you're welcome to do your own thing and warm up. In the actual call, you'll be zooming with a director who works on the course. These are often people directly involved with leading the intake courses.

This is generally the same for in-person, but you do your piece, an interview, and have the opportunity to showcase a special skill. The director might redirect your piece. This doesn't mean you've done it wrong, they just want to see how you respond to direction. You can ask questions too! There's often another ambassador in the room with you as well.
You do not have to show a special skill. This is optional so they can get a better idea of who you are.

1.

I did the Senior Residential Course at Northampton. Each course is slightly different, so if you want specifics I can always reach out to someone else!

Generally you work towards a devised piece with a group, assistants and a director. You also work on acting skills, play games and improve your craft. There's often a showcase of the piece at the end.

1.

When you become a member, they host Casting Auditions from November (?) to about March. If you're 18+, you can audition for the REP Company, or if not you can still just attend the general casting. Basically you do workshops and pieces again, and they take notes. If they do a piece you could be good for you that year they will call you in for it. So, I wouldn't say there's a definite chance, but if you're right for a project you will 100% be considered.

There's also a million other things to get involved in, such as becoming a facilitator (I'm working towards that right now through ambassador-ing!) or getting into behind-the-scenes stuff. NYT is a huge network and members often make their own content. The charity supports us to do so.
If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Best of luck. Just be yourself, you'll smash it. You're already more than skilled enough to join if you've been recalled. <3

Hey I have a quick question do they prefer those who do a different monologue in their recall to their first audition? I really like my first monologue, but am worried that they want to see range?
Original post by apspirei
Hey I have a quick question do they prefer those who do a different monologue in their recall to their first audition? I really like my first monologue, but am worried that they want to see range?
No, as far as I'm aware they don't have a preference! I did the same monologue as in my tape for my recall, so don't worry about that.
Original post by emmaapril
No, as far as I'm aware they don't have a preference! I did the same monologue as in my tape for my recall, so don't worry about that.

Thanks so much!
Original post by aw761cew
I know this a probably a bit late to make a forum, but oh well, I thought of making one just to chat about auditioning/recalling for this year
To kick things off, how is everyone feeling about recalls and what sort of monologue is everyone doing: contemporary or classical, sad or comedy?
Hey, I did my recall yesterday and I loved the experience! I did a contemporary monologue and was given a redirection that was really inventive and fun to work with. Now I just have to wait until the 8th of May to hear if I got in :smile:
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Original post by aw761cew
I know this a probably a bit late to make a forum, but oh well, I thought of making one just to chat about auditioning/recalling for this year
To kick things off, how is everyone feeling about recalls and what sort of monologue is everyone doing: contemporary or classical, sad or comedy?

this is probably the perfect time to make a form imo lol
my recall is tomorrow (drowning in nerves rn + doing some last minute research) I did a contemporary one for my initial video so I chose a Shakespeare comedy for my recall and have a song prepared in case they ask
Original post by eethwin
this is probably the perfect time to make a form imo lol
my recall is tomorrow (drowning in nerves rn + doing some last minute research) I did a contemporary one for my initial video so I chose a Shakespeare comedy for my recall and have a song prepared in case they ask

It's totally normal to feel nerves, but try not to let it get the better of you. You've already shown your potential in your self tape, so the best thing to do now is to be open, excited and enjoy it.
Reply 10
Original post by emmaapril
No worries about the questions, I'm happy to help!

1.

Zoom recalls: You hop into the waiting room. There will be some ambassadors there who can answer questions, but you're welcome to do your own thing and warm up. In the actual call, you'll be zooming with a director who works on the course. These are often people directly involved with leading the intake courses.

This is generally the same for in-person, but you do your piece, an interview, and have the opportunity to showcase a special skill. The director might redirect your piece. This doesn't mean you've done it wrong, they just want to see how you respond to direction. You can ask questions too! There's often another ambassador in the room with you as well.
You do not have to show a special skill. This is optional so they can get a better idea of who you are.

1.

I did the Senior Residential Course at Northampton. Each course is slightly different, so if you want specifics I can always reach out to someone else!

Generally you work towards a devised piece with a group, assistants and a director. You also work on acting skills, play games and improve your craft. There's often a showcase of the piece at the end.

1.

When you become a member, they host Casting Auditions from November (?) to about March. If you're 18+, you can audition for the REP Company, or if not you can still just attend the general casting. Basically you do workshops and pieces again, and they take notes. If they do a piece you could be good for you that year they will call you in for it. So, I wouldn't say there's a definite chance, but if you're right for a project you will 100% be considered.

There's also a million other things to get involved in, such as becoming a facilitator (I'm working towards that right now through ambassador-ing!) or getting into behind-the-scenes stuff. NYT is a huge network and members often make their own content. The charity supports us to do so.
If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Best of luck. Just be yourself, you'll smash it. You're already more than skilled enough to join if you've been recalled. <3

Thank you so much for your response! I literally had no idea about the entire process, so this was really helpful :smile:
Reply 11
Original post by eethwin
this is probably the perfect time to make a form imo lol
my recall is tomorrow (drowning in nerves rn + doing some last minute research) I did a contemporary one for my initial video so I chose a Shakespeare comedy for my recall and have a song prepared in case they ask

Good luck!!! Hope it goes well :smile:

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