Join the Foundation in Acting cohort

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Auditions are designed to give candidates a sense of the unique training and experiences offered at the Hawai’i Conservatory of Performing Arts, as well as giving our faculty and artists an opportunity to evaluate whether or not potential students are the right fit for our Foundation in Acting one-year intensive training.

Audition Registration

Early auditioning is recommended as slots will be offered to qualified candidates as they are seen. Audition is by appointment. You can register by clicking the link below, and our Education Coordinator will contact you to arrange an appointment.

What To Prepare  

Prospective students auditioning for a spot in the Foundation in Acting cohort will need to prepare the following:

  • One monologue from a local play no longer than one minute in length.
  • One monologue from a classical play no longer than one minute in length.  
  • One headshot photo of you from the shoulders up. Professional quality is not required, it’s just a reference for our faculty and artists.  

For the local monologue, you may choose a piece from Alani Apio, Tammy Haili’ōpua Baker, James Grant Benton, Dennis Carroll, Lee Cataluna, Darrell H. Y. Lum, Ryan Okinaka, Edward Sakamoto, Susan Soon He Stanton, Lee A. Tonouchi, Lois-Ann Yamanaka, or any other local playwright.  

For the classical monologue, please choose a piece from a play written prior to 1800 C.E.