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For a low one-time fee, Performance or Design/Tech/Stage Management Students will submit links for videos, portfolios, your headshots, resumes, GPA, and class rank as well as all contact information. MAKE SURE to follow COLLEGE MUSICAL THEATER COMMON PRESCREEN CRITERIA. We share your information with ALL participating NATCA colleges from across the U.S. It gives programs the opportunity to view all prescreens and student info prior to October 19 & 20, 2024.


 You will receive an audition appointment time and at invitational auditions Oct. 19 & 20 you will perform for all our colleges at the same time. You will follow the same 90 second time limit and can sing two song excerpts or a song and a monologue.


College directors will contact students directly to make callback appointment that same day or schedule interviews or campus visit at a later date. 

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NATCA Information

NATCA Information

Choose either Performance or Design/Tech Stage Management option and upload your videos, portfolio and info to the NATCA platform for you to be seen by multiple college and university programs. It will put your prescreen in front of all NATCA programs with only one upload and one cost.

Students will audition live for colleges October 19 & 20, 2024 at the event hosted at Texas Woman's University Divison of Music building in Denton, TX. Colleges will contact students directly for callbacks on that same day or to schedule on campus interviews or visits at a later date. 

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Steps to NATCA

North Texas Drama Auditions


  • Complete the NATCA Application for either Performing or Technical Theatre

  • Pay the NATCA Registration fee

  • ALL participating colleges will see students' profiles and info

  • Students will be assigned audition date/time by NATCA .

  • Participating colleges will view students' auditions live or via Zoom on .Oct. 19 & 20.

  • Colleges will contact students directly if they wish to set up callback interviews

The Video Submissions

Follow the Papermill Playhouse College Musical Theater Common PreScreen Criteria

  • You get 2 video link options. It can be 2 songs, 2 monologues, or 1 song/1 monologue.

  • You get 60-90 seconds (including the slate) for each video

  • You need to do each video in one take.

  • Refer to the Papermill Playhouse Standard Prescreen for any additional information or questions

  • You get to upload 1 dance video link (30-60 seconds). There is no slate required ~ full body.

  • There should not be a separate introduction or “slate” video. Instead, “slates” are to appear at the beginning of each piece and included as part of the time allotment.

  • The proper slate for a song is to share your name, the song title, and show in which it appears.

  • The proper slate for a monologue is to share your name, the title of the play, and the playwright.

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