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UPTA Pre-Screen Auditions: Now Accepting Submissions Until 9/22!

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Audition Screening

In an effort to maintain the high quality of auditions that UPTA has had for 20 years, we are instituting a new registration process for auditions. Unless you have a Master Level degree or higher in THEATRE (MA, MFA, PhD, etc.), OR are a current member of Equity, OR have attended previous UPTA auditions within the last 5 years, you must provide a link to a high quality 90-second audition video which will be screened and rated by 5 UPTA companies.

UPTA Registration Information

Those with the highest average scores will be the first to receive audition numbers.

  • We must receive your video link by 9/22/18. Sooner if possible!
  • You may only link to one video.
  • Preferred formats are YouTube, Vimeo, or MP4 HTML5 compatible files.
  • It must be an AUDITION video. Do not link to clips from performances.
  • Your video should be no more than 90 seconds in length.
  • Please make sure the video is HIGH quality and that we can see you clearly.
  • Please make sure the sound quality of your video is good and that we can hear you clearly.
  • If you are acting only, your 90 seconds must include at least one monolog, more if you like, but you may not exceed 90 seconds total.
  • If you are acting and singing, your 90 seconds must include at least one monolog in addition to your song. NO SINGING ONLY.
  • The order in which you present your material is up to you.
  • If you are singing, DO NOT SING ACAPELLA. You must include some form of accompaniment.
  • Do not accompany yourself.
  • If you are singing, make sure we can hear your voice clearly above your accompaniment.
  • Do not over-dub or lip-sync.
  • The song must be presented on video – not as an audio file.
  • Show the video to your teachers and coaches before submitting.
  • This Audition Screening Video does NOT have to be the package you present at UPTA in February.
  • Slate only with your name.
  • Your videos will be seen by 5 UPTA company reps and judged on a scale from 1 (should NOT attend UPTA) to 5 (should attend UPTA).
  • The reps will not see your resume. You will be adjudicated solely on the merits of your 90-second package.
  • Those receiving an average of 5 will be taken, in order of registration, and assigned audition numbers first. Then those who average 4.8, then 4.6, and so on.

How to share your video link

Providing a link to a YouTube video

  • Find your video on YouTube.
  • Click on Share.
  • Copy the full link and paste it into the “Audition Screening Video” field on the Registration form.
  • The privacy setting for the video must be set to either Public (the default) or Unlisted.
  • The privacy setting for video embedding must be set to Allow Embedding (the default).
  • Click here for information on how to create a YouTube account.


Providing a link to a Vimeo video

  • Find your video on Vimeo.
  • Click on the Share icon
  • Copy the full link and paste it into the “Audition Screening Video” field on the Registration form.
  • The privacy setting for the video must be set to Anyone (the default).
  • The privacy setting for video embedding must be set to Anywhere (the default).
  • Click here for information on how to create a Vimeo account.


Providing a direct link to a video

  • The link must be to a web compatible video file.
  • Preferred format is MP4 H.264 (AAC or MP3).
  • Copy the complete address such as:
  • Paste it into the “Audition Screening Video” field on the Registration form.
  • The link must play in a web browser. Test this by having a couple of friends paste your link into their browser address bar to ensure it plays.
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