*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

See Festival 54 (2022) Irene Ryan Guidelines below

Candidates and Partners

CHOOSE A PARTNER

NEW THIS YEAR: Irene Ryan Nominees MAY choose to partner with each other for the Zoom scene. Students may partner with another nominee and also be considered for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship themselves. These students will prepare two monologues and will have the option to utilize the same scene or a second scene with either the same partner or another student. 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.

If you need to make changes to information supplied, please complete an another online form before deadline.

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 scholarship selectors will give one on one responses after each of those rounds.

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

2022 KCACTF REGION II

IRENE RYAN GUIDELINES

 

Register Here for the Region 2 Irene Ryan Audition.

The Deadline for Preliminary Submissions is January 3rd, 2022.

Please note that guidelines have changed since last year. Read carefully all information.

This year, EVERY student can self-nominate themselves for the Irene Ryan Scholarship auditions whether they were nominated for the Irene Ryans or not. The complete audition process for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship for the 2022 Festival season will be student preparation of a total of 6 minutes of work, consisting of two monologues and a scene with a partner, constructed as follows:

The Preliminary Round Audition will be one monologue, not to exceed 90 seconds, recorded and uploaded to Submittable before or on Jan. 3. No late submissions will be accepted.

The recorded monologue will be viewed by the Scholarship Selectors who will select 32 semi-finalists. Nominees will receive feedback given by faculty respondents during the first day of the Festival.

Recommendations for Recordings:

  1. Virtual submissions will be recorded with one camera and/or phone.
  2. Please record with a source of light directly in front of you. How To Record A Perfect Self Tape for Audition At Home! – Bombay Actors Guide
  3. The quality of the recording will not be considered when evaluating preliminary round submissions.
  4. Timing of the audition will begin with the first action or word in character following the setup and introduction and will not stop from that point onward.

The Semi-Final Round Audition will be LIVE and open to the public. It will consist of a scene with a partner and a second monologue performed on ZOOM. The total running time of the Semi-Final Round will not exceed five (5) minutes.

Guidelines for Scene:

  1. Partners must be in separate spaces (ZOOM boxes).
  2. You may use any props/scenic/costume elements that support the story.
  3. The ZOOM camera must be static (you may not have someone on camera).
  4. Scenes and monologues must be fully memorized

The Scholarship Selectors will select 16 finalists and offer feedback to all semi-finalists and their partners.

The Final Round Audition will be LIVE and open to the public. It will consist of the monologues from the Preliminary and Semi-Finals Rounds, and the scene from the Semi-Final Round performed on ZOOM. The order of the Final Round audition material will be determined by the students in consultation with their mentor(s.)

One finalist and one runner up will be selected by the Scholarship Selectors.

Please note

  • Musical Theatre elements (songs or duets) will not be part of the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship audition process in 2022. Actors who sing are encouraged to participate in the Region’s Musical Theatre programming, in addition to the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship process.
  • Irene Ryan Nominees MAY choose to partner with each other for the Zoom scene. Students may partner with another nominee and also be considered for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship themselves. These students will prepare the two monologues described in the criteria above and will have the option to utilize the same scene described above or a second scene with either the same partner or another student.

How to Participate

The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nomination process will continue, but continuing the practice inaugurated in 2021, students may self-nominate for the Scholarship process, preparing an audition based on the criteria above.

Students may partner with another nominee and also be considered for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship themselves. These students will prepare the two monologues described in the criteria above and will have the option to utilize the same scene described above or a second scene with either the same partner or another student.

Eligibility

Only those performers who are bona fide students during the festival year are eligible. For the purpose of these awards, a bona fide student is:

  • An undergraduate student* registered for at least six semester or equivalent quarter hours;
  • A graduate student* registered for at least three semester or equivalent quarter hours;
  • Or a continuing part-time student* enrolled in a regular degree or certificate program.

*Undergraduate, graduate, and continuing part-time students must be matriculating and pursuing a degree at the time of the KCACTF official response. The chair of the theatre department (or their delegate) must verify the candidate and partner’s bona fide student status.

All scene partners must have been a bona fide student at the time of the initial KCACTF response or during the term in which the regional festival occurs (confirmed in writing as outlined above). Nominees and their partners need not be students at the same institution.

Contact

Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian

Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian

Irene Ryans

Lycoming College

Wolf Sherrill

Wolf Sherrill

Irene Ryans

James Madison University