2021 Rules and Overview
2021 Rules and Overview
- Self-Taped Submissions: Two contrasting monologues (one piece can be song). Preliminary will be a pre-recorded self-tape. Semi-finals will be the same self-tape you submitted for the preliminary round, but streamed during Festival. Final Round will be the same material as previous rounds but will be performed live in a ZOOM type situation. All the material will be the same for each round. No partners.
- Intent to Participate will be due January 15th. Submission Dates for the Self-Tapes will be January 15th to January 25th. Once you submit your Intent to Participate, you will receive an email with an Airtable Submission link to upload your self-tape.
- Need to follow rules of the Red List and Green List, which can be found: http://www.kcactf.org/performance/irene-ryan-scholarship-auditions/royalties-and-permissions.html
- 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. DO NOT say your college or university in your slate or you will be disqualified.
- 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. One take, no internal editing.
- Use of tracks/pre-recorded music is suggested if you choose to perform a song as one for your performance pieces. You may have a roommate or a parent you live with accompany you, but they must be off camera.
Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions Co-Directors:
Vanessa Mizzone Pellegrini
East Los Angeles College
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.