*DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE IRENE RYAN SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS for the 2022 Festival is January 3rd, 2022.

Please note that in addition to this Ryan Registration, you must also be registered for the Festival.

For those who wish to participate in the Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions for Festival 54 (January 11-15, 2022) here are your steps:

  • Understand all rules/guidelines (link below)
  • Register for Festival 54 (link below)
  • Register for the Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions (link below)
    • You will be asked to upload your preliminary round monologue

KCACTF Region II Registration (for the festival)

Performance Rights for IRENE RYAN Audition Material

 

Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Audition Registration Form (changes may not be made after 1/3/22)

IRENE RYAN AUDITION EVENT GUIDELINES

Candidates and Partners

CHOOSE A PARTNER

Select a partner who is able to rehearse with you during the fall semester and winter break. Unnominated partners may work with two different Ryan nominees but no more than two. Choose selections that are appropriate for both of you but feature the nominee and meet the Ryan criteria. Read the contents of this website and its links for tips, rules, and explanations. Seek out faculty guidance in preparing for the audition and completing the remaining steps.

SECURE THE RIGHTS

Double-check that you have permission to perform all three pieces you’ve selected. You will need to know the rights holders of each in order to complete the online Ryan Registration Form. To find the rights holder of a particular play, a good, though not perfect resource is www.findaplay.com. Some pieces are published for reading and study by publishers who do not control the performance rights. You may need to provide proof that you’ve secured performance rights to any pieces not automatically cleared (see rights holder info link above and below). For example, all Dramatists Play Service except Albee and Beckett are automatically eligible for use at the regional level so you do not need hard copy proof but different publishers have different rules. Be sure to check! You can click the link or visit HERE for more detailed information.

COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM TO REGISTER

Nominees MUST complete the online Irene Ryan Registration Form. All nominees and partners must be registered for the festival. There is no additional fee for participating in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Audition. By submitting the Ryan Registration Form, you affirm that you were a college student at the time of your Ryan nomination.

Watch your inbox before the festival for an email confirming your registration and assigning you an audition date and time. Communicating any changes of material, performance order of material, or partners’ names will ensure that paperwork and schedules prepared in advance of Festival is accurate and complete. Changes to information supplied after online Ryan Registration should be emailed to ireneryans1@kcactf2.org. Please put “Ryan Change” in the subject line.

GET FEEDBACK

The best part of the Ryan process is the opportunity to grow and learn from the experience. Regional faculty respondents will provide each student individual feedback after the preliminary round and semi-final and final round judges will give one on one responses after each of those rounds.

WIN A SCHOLARSHIP

There are sixteen regional and two national scholarships annually. One nominee and partner from every region will be invited to the national festival and the nominee will receive a $500 scholarship. The runner-up in each region will receive a $500 scholarship, but will not attend the national festival to audition for the national scholarship. Students and coaches are encouraged to consult their regional chair or regional Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Coordinator for information on other regional awards. The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships are, indeed, scholarships; so the Foundation disburses the award through a school designated by the winner, to pay tuition and fees for further education, not necessarily limited to theatre arts. Feel free to contact us at ireneryans1@kcactf2.org with questions regarding the Ryans. We look forward to seeing you in at the Festival!

AND! Break a leg Ryan nominees and partners!!!

Contact

Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian

Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian

Irene Ryans

Lycoming College

Wolf Sherrill

Wolf Sherrill

Irene Ryans

James Madison University

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