Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions

2021 Rules and Overview

  • Irene Ryans Region 8:
     
    1. Taped Submissions: Two contrasting monologues, preliminary will be pre-recorded, semi-finals will be pre-recorded, but streamed during Festival. Final Round to be in real time via a Live Streaming Video.  All the material will be the same for each round. One piece can be a song. No partners.
     
    2. Intents to Participate will be due January 15th. Submission Dates for the Self-Tapes will be January 15th to January 25th. Stay Tuned for Submission Link.
     
    3. Need to follow rules of the Red List and Green List, which can be found:
     
    4. You will introduce yourself and your pieces at the beginning of your tape and then take a beat and go into your first monologue (or song). Then transition into your next monologue second (or song). Again only one piece can be a song. Introduction/ slate should include your full name, the title of your pieces and respective playwrights. Then take a beat and go. Introduction will not be included in the 4 minutes time frame.
     
    5. Perform one piece in a medium frame closer to camera (chest up) and then another a little farther away (hips/thighs up). Lock the frame and keep it simple for each performance piece. Camera shouldn’t move during the monologue or song performances. The camera should be at eye level.
     
    6. Use of tracks/pre-recorded music is allowed if you choose to perform a song as one for your performance pieces.

Intent to Participate

The Intent to Participate must be completed so the Irene Ryan Coordinators know you are participating in the Ryans and can schedule you accordingly. Intent to Participate forms are due January 15 each year. We are only asking for the first round title this year in order to save us a lot of work – the semifinalists will have to email the coordinators with their titles once that round is announced…so no need to verify them before that time.

You have to register complete and pay for Festival Registration. This expense covers all events at the festival, allowing you to participate in all the wonderful opportunities at festival, including the Ryans. Think of it as your one-price-includes-all fee.

Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions

Please follow this link to the national website for additional information:

http://kcactf.org/performance/irene-ryan-scholarship-auditions/index.html

Overview

Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions Coordinators:

Shaheen Vaaz
Pierce College
ireneryanskcactf8@gmail.com

Vanessa Mizzone
East Los Angeles College
ireneryanskcactf8@gmail.com

Since 1972, the Irene Ryan Foundation of Encino, California, has awarded scholarships to the outstanding student performers at each regional festival. These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the late Irene Ryan, who is best remembered for her portrayal of the lovable and feisty ‘Granny Clampett’ in The Beverly Hillbillies. All student actors in both Participating and Associate productions are eligible for consideration for the $500 regional scholarships

The Irene Ryan Scholarships provide recognition, honor, and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education. The Irene Ryan Foundation awards 8 regional awards and two national scholarships annually. There are two scholarships of $3,500 each for the winners at the national festival in Washington, D.C.

2020 Prelim Round

Please follow this link for the Irene Ryan Semi Preliminary Round and their instructions: TBD

Please contact the coordinator listed below if you have questions:

Shaheen Vaaz
Pierce College
ireneryanskcactf8@gmail.com

Vanessa Mizzone
East Los Angeles College
ireneryanskcactf8@gmail.com

2020 Semi Final Round

Please follow this link for the Irene Ryan Semi Finalists and their instructions: TBD

Shaheen Vaaz
Pierce College
ireneryanskcactf8@gmail.com

Vanessa Mizzone
East Los Angeles College
ireneryanskcactf8@gmail.com

2020 Final Round

Please follow the link to view the Festival 52 Irene Ryan Finalists and rehearsal times: TBD

Shaheen Vaaz
Pierce College
ireneryanskcactf8@gmail.com

Vanessa Mizzone
East Los Angeles College
ireneryanskcactf8@gmail.com