THE AUDITION

Due to the unpredictability of the Covid 19 situation, we will conduct both online and in situ auditions for the Sept 2021 intake. 

We do encourage applicants to participate in the real-life auditions in Copenhagen if at all possible, since the all-day workshops offer the best opportunity for the audition panel to assess each applicant’s dramatic talent and preparedness for this particular kind of methodological training, and for each applicant to gain a profound insight into this way of working.

Having previous experience within theatre, film or TV is not compulsory. However, we look for distinct dramatic talent, and considering that the training is extremely demanding, the applicant is very wise prior to the audition to do some research about the specific kind of training offered at CISPA, and about acting in general.

Please note, that you must be both physically and mentally robust, and that embarking on this kind of training requires a fair quantity of self insight and discipline.

For the Copenhagen auditions, please prepare a dramatic scene, and a song in your mother tongue, according to the below guidelines.

For the online auditions, please prepare a dramatic scene, a song in your mother tongue, and a physical/choreographic interpretation of a piece of music and its lyrics, according to the below guidelines.

Overview of the audition dates:

March 3, 2021 ONLINE
April 4, 2021 ONLINE
May 5, 2021 Copenhagen
June 6, 2021 Copenhagen
August 8, 2021 ONLINE

What do you need to prepare?

1. A dramatic scene lasting no more than 3 minutes

  • You can choose a text of any era, style or genre, and by any author, including self-written. At least half of the text should be in English, but if you want you’re welcome to present part of your scene in your mother tongue. This should be indicated in the text file attached to your application. 
  • The scene should be a monologue, and be thoroughly investigated and rehearsed in advance.
    The important thing is that the scene resonates with you personally in terms of the character, circumstances and themes.
  • We are more interested in your personal interpretation and courageous exposing of inner life than in a polished display of acting skills.
  • Please attach the monologue to your application form, clearly stating the author, and, if applicable, the name of the play/script, the Act/Scene, and the character’s name.

2. A song in your mother tongue

  • You can choose from a song of any era, style or genre, and by any musician, including self-written, as long as it is in your mother tongue.
  • The song should be performed a capella.
  • We are more interested in your personal interpretation and courageous exposing of inner life than in beautified singing. 
  • Avoid copying the singing style or mannerisms of any possible idols you may have.

3. A physical/choreographic interpretation of a piece of music and its lyrics

  • The choreography should last 1-2 minutes and be created and thoroughly rehearsed in advance.
  • You should choose between four pieces of music/song lyrics, which will be provided when you’ve send in the application and paid the audition fee.
  • You may use the selected piece of music to accompany your choreography. 

How do you need to prepare your space for the audition?

  • Make sure that you have a solid internet connection, optimally 800kbps/1.0Mbps (up/down) for high quality video.
  • Make sure your camera, microphone and speakers are working. You will need to be able to move so you won’t be able to use a headset.
  • Find a space where you are alone and can freely express yourself. Talk to your family/flatmates/partner/neighbours in good time ahead of your audition. 
  • Make room so you can move freely and your camera can capture your entire body. 
  • Consider what you are wearing: avoid clothing that might interfere with or restrict your ability to move.

The audition procedure

  • At normal workshop auditions at CISPA, we start with a common warmup. In this instance, it’s the responsibility of each applicant to warm up physically and vocally by themselves beforehand. 
  • At 10am you will be joined in a conference call with other applicants and a panel of three tutors/directors and one student representative from CISPA (a Zoom link will be provided beforehand). We will have a talk about the school and the training and you will be able to ask questions. Do study our website and consider any questions you may have beforehand. Our full Course Catalogue is available upon request (admin@cispa.dk). 
  • You will be allocated a time slot of 1 – 1,5 hours for your individual audition, but there might be some waiting time, so please keep at least 1,5 hours free after the scheduled time slot. 
  • We will work further with you based on the material you present.
  • We will engage in an informal interview with you, asking you to tell us more about yourself.
  • You can expect a reply from us regarding the outcome of your audition within 2-3 days.

Our next audition will be held online on March 27, 2021. The next in situ audition will be held on May 5, 2021.

Application Form