Holidays finally over and packed kids off to school. Now got time to post DD's SOTA Talent Academy for Theatre Studies on 14 March.
Session was from 8 am to 3.15pm. Students were split according to art form that they audition for - hence my account applies only for those applying for Theatre Arts. However, I should think the topics for writing (which is compulsory regardless of which Art Form your child is auditioning for) should be the same and there might be some overlap for interview questions.
Following the welcome address by the Principal, students headed off to different venue depending on which art form they are auditioning for. For Theatre Studies, students were split into 3 groups (about 10 plus students per group). They started off with ice breaking activities and some other activities led by a teacher. There were 2 observers in the room - one from the Academic side, and the other from Theatre Studies.
After lunch break, some students proceed to do their monologue cum interview while others headed off to take the writing test.
DD did the monologue first. She said she was led into a room with 3 persons - 2 were the same observers from the group activity and the third person is a new face, probably from Theatre Arts.
After doing her monologue, DD was asked to read aloud a passage. Then she was asked questions like "Why SOTA?", "Why Theatre Arts?" and "Recount a memorable incident."
Then she proceeded to do her writing test. They were given 3 topics to choose from. She wasn't too clear about the exact wordings but roughly "What are the qualities of an artistic person?", "Are hobbies important? Why?". She simply couldn't remember the last topic.
Session ended at 3.15pm and when I picked her up, she told me that she has enjoyed herself tremendously and felt rather good about her monologue and interview.
So, one down for us. Next on agenda - open house on 21 May.
Thank you for sharing and all the best to your dd in her DSA to SOTA.