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2024 Acting

Acting students study character development, motivation, and analysis of intentions and objectives. The daily schedule may include voice and/or movement class. Students rehearse and perform an ensemble workshop production. Applicants should be aware that classes are on a collegiate level and may contain mature subject matter. Up to 18 students are accepted.

Requirements for Applicants

To apply for the acting program, applicants should select two contrasting monologues to perform, no more than two minutes in total length. At least one monologue must be from a contemporary play (20th century – present). Applicants will video record their audition to submit online as part of the OSAI application.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Download Complete Acting Applicant Guide

Funding for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute acting program is generously provided, in part, by the Sarkeys Foundation Theater Endowment Fund.

OAI Quartz Preview Days

Interested in auditioning for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute but don’t know where to start? This fall, OAI is offering free workshops as part of the OAI Quartz Preview Days! Join us for an acting workshop below:

Muskogee

Tuesday, November 28, 1:00-3:30pm
MUSKOGEE HIGH SCHOOL
3200 E Shawnee Rd
Clinician: Carly O'Brien, Assistant Professor of Performance and Stage Management, University of Central Oklahoma

Lawton

Wednesday, November 29, 9:00-11:00am - **FULL**
MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL
4400 E Gore Blvd
Clinician: Carly O'Brien, Assistant Professor of Performance and Stage Management, University of Central Oklahoma

Tulsa

Saturday, December 2, 12:00-2:00pm
BOSTON AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1301 S Boston Ave
Clinician: Carly O'Brien, Assistant Professor of Performance and Stage Management, University of Central Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

Wednesday, December 6, 1:00-3:00pm - **FULL**
OKLAHOMA CONTEMPORARY
11 NW 11th St
Clinician: Carly O'Brien, Assistant Professor of Performance and Stage Management, University of Central Oklahoma

Enid

Friday, December 8, 9:30am-12:00pm
ENID HIGH SCHOOL
611 W Wabash Ave
Clinician: Tyler Woods, Executive Producer, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park