“An Open Mind, A Brave Heart and A Willing Spirit.” “It’s never about you; it’s always about the other person and the story.” “Never treat anyone like a jerk.” In the Drama Division, we believe that these qualities and practices are the basis for developing as an artist. We are all working artists that approach our work here in a professional manner, we expect the same approach to the work and respect for the work from our students. We see ourselves as older artists collaborating with younger artists. We are committed to providing students with a nurturing environment, a place where young artists feel secure in the knowledge that everyone is there to support one another. We celebrate the growth of our fellow ensemble members as much as we strive for personal growth. We are not result-oriented nor are we looking to encourage young artists to live for applause; we would rather help them to develop a more refined sense of artistic taste. We want to provide them with tools that will help to ensure their success over a lifetime. Our intention is to place students in the top theatre programs nationally. We stress personal accountability in academics as well as arts training.

Audition Expectations: Students will be asked to participate in movement, improvisational  and vocal exercises and perform a memorized selection provided by the NOCCA Theatre Department. All students also need to pass a test as part of their audition on Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie.

Students currently in 8-11th grades are eligible to apply.

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