Timothy Davis-Reed, a professor of practice in the Department of Drama, is an expert in audition technique. He was recently quoted in the Backstage article Nailing the 5 Key Elements of College Auditions by Caroline Liem, a casting director, audition coach and teacher based in Los Angeles. Liem has also served as a workshop instructor during the Department of Drama's Summer in LA experience.
In the article, Davis-Reed provides advice on the interview process and audition material.
“The thinking is, ‘If I find a great monologue, or the perfect song, they will think I am great doing it.’ Your job is not to show me a great monologue or song,” says Davis-Reed in the article, “Your job is to use the material to show me you.”
More drama audition preparation advice for prospective drama students can be found on the VPA website.