Students currently in 8-11th grades are eligible to apply.

The Drama Division seeks to instill in students a love and respect for theatre as art while developing internal and external resources, exploring creative potential, investigating the social and historical context of art, and expanding critical acumen. To achieve the development of artistry in the student-actor, background skills and a strong foundation in the student's resources become the primary focus in training. Those resources are: the voice, the body, the literary background, the creative imagination. Extensive work in class serves to exercise and enhance these resources. Daily practice is essential to artistic and professional growth both individually and in ensemble. Observation and constructive critique become part of each class and are offered to support the development of skills and to give the student discernment in the practice of his/her art. 

Include with your completed application: A written or typed resume or list of your training and experiences in performance/acting.

At the audition:
(1) You will be asked to participate in movement and vocal exercises (appropriate dress required, such as gym shoes, gym clothes, and tights).
(2) Perform a memorized monologue selection provided by the Theatre Department (visit www.nocca.com for the list of acceptable choices/NO ORIGINAL SPEECHES OR POEMS) and be familiar with the play from which the monologue was taken.
(3) Respond spontaneously in directed improvisational exercises.
(4) Read Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie  prior to the audition. You will be asked to take a short test and participate in a brief discussion of the play.
(5) You may be asked to participate in an individual interview if the faculty needs further clarification concerning your application to NOCCA.

Download the Drama High School list of Monologues