The Drama Division seeks to instill in students a love and respect for theatre as art while developing internal and external resources, exploring creative potential, investigating the social and historical context of art, and expanding critical acumen. To achieve the development of artistry in the student-actor, background skills and a strong foundation in the student’s resources become the primary focus in training. Those resources are: the voice, the body, the literary background, the creative imagination. Extensive work in class serves to exercise and enhance these resources. Daily practice is essential to artistic and professional growth both individually and in ensemble. Observation and constructive critique become part of each class and are offered to support the development of skills and to give the student discernment in the practice of his/her art.
Audition Expectations: Auditioning students are expected to present a written or typed resume/ list of training and experiences in performance/acting and a photograph of their head and shoulders. 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.
- Download the Drama High School list of Monologues [updated 10/15/2013]
- Download the Middle School list of monologues