Anonymous lilted: Hey how did you audition for atyp?
I was a member of the atyp years 10-12 Ensemble (which then became the 11-12 Ensemble) from the beginning of 2010, year 11. They don’t require an audition, it’s like a weekly class where you learn drama skills etc, and pretty casual, but my drama teacher recommended to the staff that I join the atypical youth advisory panel, and then I started attending the meetings.
The atypical advisors are involved with what’s going on within the company and give a youth perspective on it (considering it’s a youth company) and because of that I was aware of what shows were being produced for the season so I knew when they were auditioning, and because I had become a regular around the theatre, I was sent audition notices.
That was the long way to be alerted about auditions, though.
I don’t have an agent either, but the atyp website does advertise openly for auditions here. The specifics for each audition changes, but for the ones I’ve done, it’s been 2 contrasting monologues of 2 minutes each.
It’s a great company, especially for people just starting out in the acting world (like me) and they welcome people with all levels of experience.