Resident Company Auditions: Saturday, August 19, 2017
*NEW AUDITION INFORMATION*
"You never have to be a triple threat at Kids Who Care, but it's a place where you can become one."
- Deborah Jung, Founding Executive Director
- The Resident Company Auditions are comprised of three different sections - Vocal, Acting, and Dance.
- Every student must participate in one section of the audition and may participate in two or all three sections
- Students are NOT required to participate in all three sections of the audition.
Please Call the Kids Who Care Office (817) 737-5437 to schedule your Monologue and Vocal Audition Time.
August 19, 2017 Audition Schedule:
9:00 am - Registration Opens
9:30 am - 9:55 am REQUIRED Parent / Performer Meeting
9:55 am -10:15 am Parent Meeting with Deborah Jung
10:15 am - 10:30 am Q & A with Full time Staff
10:00 am to 12 pm - Dance Audition
12:30 - 3:00 pm /or finish - Pre-Scheduled Monologue / Vocal Auditions
How to Prepare?
Come to our Audition Workshop! Go to the Calendar Events Page
for more info.
What to Prepare:
If you choose to Audition with an Acting Piece:
- Please prepare and memorize a 30-40 second monologue or poem.
- Please select your material from a published play or published poem. Your audition is better with great words!
- Always select a monologue written for someone your age.
If you choose to Audition with a Song:
- Prepare and memorize one verse and chorus of a song. No more than 40 seconds please.
- Provide sheet music for the accompanist. Musicnotes.com
- Please do not use a song from a Kids Who Care Original Musical as we do not have full piano accompaniment for the actor.
If you choose to Dance at the Audition:
The Required Essential Element? Come ready to have FUN!
The Resident Company Education:
- Wear Closed Toe Shoes (tennis shoes) or jazz or ballet shoes.
- Wear clothing that is easy to move in (no jeans, unless stretchy).
- The Choreographer will teach both beginner and advanced combinations.
- No prior training required to audition.
In Sept-May, Resident Company
members attend weekly classes from 4:30-6:00 on Tuesday/Thursday with a weekly Friday rehearsal (4:30-6:00). Professional/degreed instructors offer skill specific studies including; vocal performance, dance (ballet, tap, modern, hip-hop), voice and diction, classic and contemporary acting studios, improvisation, audition technique, creative dramatics and creative movement. The Resident Company curriculum is designed specifically each semester to build the skills of the current company members. Learn more about our 2017 - 2018 Teachers.
The Resident Company Study Tour:
Since 1990, Kids Who Care has created an annual Study Tour designed to connect our kids to another city, and connect another city to our children and Kids Who Care. In each city selected for our Study Tour:
- Our Kids perform in Places of Power: City Councils, Mayor’s Offices
- We perform in Places that Matter: Outreach Centers, Hospitals, Schools
- We perform in Places of Crediblity: Theatres, City Landmarks
- Our Kids study with Arts Professionals
- Our Kids connect to the city’s history and cultural identity
Each child that tours brings this global wealth home to Fort Worth and our community. Past tours include Reggio Emilia, Italy, Washington DC, New York, Trier, Germany, Boston, Orlando, Chicago, Los Angeles, Albania, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi.
Resident Company Performances on the Main Stage in our Home at the Scott Theatre:
Each October and May, the Resident Company performs the latest Kids Who Care original work in our home, the Scott Theatre, located in the heart of the Fort Worth Cultural District. Each public performance is matched with a series of School Day performances for children and their teachers. Fine arts field trips are available this year on Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m. with Public Performances at 7:30 p.m.
Kids Who Care’s Original Works Toured by the Resident Company
Since 1990, Kids Who Care has premiered a new original musical with a message designed to change the world with its July Summer Company. This original work is toured by the Resident Company
throughout the school year. The creative process begins during the school year with the Resident Company of youth actors. In a series of writing workshops, this group is encouraged to explore issues they are concerned about...issues about which they want their opinions and voices heard. Their ideas and material are then shared with a group of adult musicians and writers who tweak, embellish, and create accompanying songs and dialogue. The result is a powerful production with a message that cannot be ignored especially when performed by an exuberant cast of young actors! These productions are performed by youth actors for audiences of all ages and because they are initiated with youth's concerns, the messages are powerfully delivered and received.
Book the Resident Company
Kids Who Care is available to come to your event! Pricing is negotiated per performance and varies based on venue, size of audience, length of show, travel costs and lighting and sound system requirements. Non-profits and schools may apply for reduced fee performances if needed. For more information about booking the Resident Company Call 817-737-5437 or email Kristen Thiebaud
Fine Arts Field Trips -Tickets and Transportation
Bring your school to the Scott Theatre to experience a powerful production performed by a cast of young actors! School day tickets are available for the reduced price of $6 per student with one teacher per class free. Title 1 Schools may apply for grant supported tickets and transportation funding. Call 817-737-5437. Tickets for the evening public performances may be purchased at kidswhocare.org.