NYT Studio is holding One-Act Play auditions for “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” and “The Secret Garden.”  Auditions for one-act plays are open to kids that are ages 12-19. During auditions, kids will read for different roles, so they should be familiar with all the characters in the one-act play that they are auditioning for. Details for both One-Act Plays are below. Please register for one One-Act Play to audition for.

TOMBALL Location

Auditions: 
Thursday, January 18
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Redeemer Church, 730 Baker Street, Tomball 77375
Rehearsals: 
Thursdays beginning Jan. 18
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Redeemer Church, 730 Baker Street, Tomball 77375
Tech Rehearsal:
Thursday, May 9
Collective Church
Performance: 
May 10
Collective Church, 8103 FM 1488 Road, Magnolia 77354
Directors: 
Lyndze Deyo & Kristi Vaughn

Audition FAQs

Q – How many kids are usually in a one-act play?
A – For “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong,” we need 2 females and 6 males.

Q –Are one-act play auditions the same as for regular productions?
A – No.  It’ll be more similar to callbacks than to auditions. Before auditions, we will release sides for each character. Students should come prepared with the character(s) they want to audition for.  They could also be asked to read for other characters though and should be familiar with any role for which they could be cast.

Q –What if I cannot attend the in-person audition date?
A – Video auditions will be accepted.  Students should submit a video of themselves reading from the callback sides like they would during a callback. They can have another person read additional roles for them. 

“The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” Synopsis
“The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” begins before the curtain has even been raised, as the audience are present while the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society prepare to stage their new production – the 1920s murder mystery “Murder at Haversham Manor.” However, the set is not yet complete and there is no time to finish it off…..the show must go on!

With a murder (and a moving corpse) established from the beginning, the murder mystery gets into full flow. However, the props start to disappear, actors go missing and the set begins to collapse around, and often on, the cast. Mayhem ensues, the acting gets worse, and the set becomes increasingly dangerous, but the company struggle on regardless. The question is whether any of the cast and crew will remain standing, or conscious, by the final curtain?!


MAGNOLIA Location

Auditions: 
Tuesday, January 16
8:00-9:30 p.m.
Collective Church, 8103 FM 1488 Road, Magnolia 77354
Rehearsals: 
Tuesdays beginning Jan. 16
8:00-9:30 p.m.
Collective Church, 8103 FM 1488 Road, Magnolia 77354
Tech Rehearsal:
Wednesday, May 8
Collective Church
Performance: 
May 10
Collective Church, 8103 FM 1488 Road, Magnolia 77354
Director: 
Rachel Holland & Britanie Long

Audition FAQs

Q – How many kids are usually in a one-act play?
A – For “The Secret Garden,” we need a minimum of 12-14 (and 4 boys), but we can have more than that.

Q –Are one-act play auditions the same as for regular productions?
A – No.  It’ll be more similar to callbacks than to auditions. Before auditions, we will release sides for each character. Students should come prepared with the character(s) they want to audition for.  They could also be asked to read for other characters though and should be familiar with any role for which they could be cast.

Q –What if I cannot attend the in-person audition date?
A – Video auditions will be accepted.  Students should submit a video of themselves reading from the callback sides like they would during a callback. They can have another person read additional roles for them.  

Q – What else should students know about auditions?
A – Directors would like to hear auditions done in accents. Proper British for the wealthy and cockney for the servants.

“The Secret Garden” Synopsis
After Mary Lennox is orphaned, she becomes the ward of an uncle in England she has never met. As she adjusts to her new life at secluded Misselthwaite Manor, Mary discovers a secret garden. If she can uncover the mysterious circumstances behind the garden, she might be able to save her sickly young cousin and melt the heart of her emotionally distant uncle. A touching coming-of-age story, based on the classic novel.

One-Act Play FEE Information

  • $77.50 is the one-act play is the monthly tuition for the hour-and-a-half class for anyone in the cast.
  • $35 is the one-time registration fee per student per year.
  • $60 is the recital recital fee that will help pay for costumes, props, etc.  This is billed February 1st and charged per class per student.
  • Classes are billed monthly on the first of the month.
  • There is a multi-class discount per student.  The $55 is for the first one-hour class in a family ($77.50 for an hour-and-a-half class), with a discount for each subsequent class: $45 for every class one-hour class per family after that.
  • We cap fees at $190 for unlimited classes (for first student), $180 for unlimited classes (for second+ students). Tiny Tumbling excluded from this discount. 

 

If you have any questions about one-act play auditions, please contact our class coordinator at [email protected].