Are you exhilarated by Drama and storytelling? Do you find yourself acting out skits and re-enacting stories for friends and family? In the Acting/Improv specialty, you and your peers will work with professional artists to form an ensemble that will explore theatrical performance technique, process, and staging at the professional level. You will learn various traditions of improvisation and theater from monologue and scene work to spoken word. By the end of this jam-packed week, your ensemble will be ready to show off the incredible improvisational and acting talents in front of your peers at the Final JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® Showcase.

Audition Requirements – Acting/Improv 2020

What are we looking for?

  • A passion for acting and/or storytelling
  • A strong desire to focus on growth and improvement of live-performance skills
  • A willingness to take positive risks onstage and be comfortable in front of an audience
  • An ability to be a trusted member of a company or a team
  • Participation in school/community/professional theatre training programs is a bonus

In addition to answering the questions below, you must submit a video sample of your work. Please record a video of yourself performing a monologue or spoken word piece no more than 90 seconds in length. Be sure to state the name of the piece prior to the performance, and tell us which play it comes from. If an original piece please let us know.

Once you have recorded the video, please upload it to a site such as YouTube or Vimeo and copy and paste the link into your audition form.

Please answer the following questions in the text boxes provided on the application.

  1. Tell us briefly about your experiences in Acting/Improv at school, home, or in workshops/classes.
  2. Tell us briefly what you love about creating and improvising in the moment.
  3. Why do you want to participate in JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®?
  4. Tell us about the piece you chose and why you chose it.
  5. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
  6. Please provide the link to your video audition.