Auditions at the Puerto Rican Athenaeum’s Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

The Puerto Rican Athenaeum’s Conservatory of Dramatic Arts will hold auditions for people interested in studying theater during the 2010-2011 academic year. The auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 24 and Wednesday, August 25, 2010, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. To be able to audition for the conservatory applicants must take the pre-basic course [Curso Pre-básico] offered by the institution and pre-enroll by telephone. Note that the pre-basic course is absolutely free and open to the community interested in performance studies at the conservatory. 

The preparatory course for the auditions will be taught by Roberto Ramos-Perea, professor of dramatic arts at the Athenaeum and Conservatory director. The course consists of three 2-hour sessions held from 1:00-3:00pm on the following Sundays: August 1, August 8, and August 15, 2010, at the Puerto Rico Athenaeum. These workshop classes will develop techniques to plan a good audition, selection of text and delivery, attitude of the professional actor, and preparation for the audition interview. 

The Conservatory of Dramatic Arts was founded in 1879 by Don Alejandro Tapia y Rivera, father of Puerto Rican letters, and is part of to the Puerto Rico Athenaeum’s Institute of Free Education [Instituto de Libre Enseñanza]. Its mission is to train actors, playwrights, and directors for the Athenaeum Theater Company [Compañía Titular del Ateneo] and for careers in Puerto Rico’s world of theater and cinema. Students accepted for studies at the Conservatory will study free of charge. The Conservatory has seven faculty members and the support of Xavier Cifre Productions.

To enroll, please call (787) 977-2307.

[Photo of the Athenaeum by Andrew Ma.]

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