Neptune Prep is an advanced training program for youths age 16 and over who wish to pursue a post-secondary theatre education. This unique curriculum, which is currently unavailable anywhere else in Nova Scotia, trains students as pre-professional artists and prepares them to audition for college and university programs in the performing arts. Running from September - February, Neptune Prep guides students in preparing and selecting audition materials, school applications, resumé creating, theatre skills training, song performance and basic dance and movement skills.
This specialized program includes over 144 hours of training (Saturdays, 10am-5:30pm, and some Mondays 5-9pm) with leading professional artists as well as tickets to some Neptune Shows and Masterclasses. There is also asynchronous learning and work in theory, ear training, self tapes, reading and research expected for weeks leading in, and during the training. Training includes a focus in musical theatre and acting with courses physical theatre, improvisation, voice and speech and other specialties. Enrollment is kept small to focus on the individual student and their development as artists.
With Covid-19 restrictions, we're working to revamp our Prep Program to provide a safe, creative, constructive educational experience that will help students getting ready for the next step; whether that means post secondary education, or a more focused career path in the performing arts.
To register for a prep interview CLICK HERE and submit a video audition information below (by April 30, 2021)
When audition submissions are being accepted, students should send in an audition video with following components:
1) a short monologue (1-2 minutes) ideally from a play
2) a short song (1-2 minutes) any style
3) a thirty second blurb telling us who you are and what you love about performing and what you hope to get out of the program. Is there a program or aspect of a program that interests you most?
4) Be sure to fill out the form (above)
Please be sure to label your audition clip with your name and the program you are auditioning for.
The simplest way to share is to download it to youtube, unlisted, and share the link with your name and contact to firstname.lastname@example.org. Audition tapes will be accepted from January-April 2021.
(Top row, left to right: Landon Duqette, Kate Vandermeulen, Lauren Scott, Gracie McNeil. Bottom row, left to right: Charlotte Samson, Henna Matharu, Kilah MacCoul)
Our students, who come from all over Nova Scotia, studied intensively for months with our professional panel of instructors in acting and musical theatre.
In previous years, many students auditioned and were accepted into post-secondary institutions insluding Dalhousie, Sheridan College, CCPA, Randolph Academy, St. Clair College and the National Theatre School.
"Neptune Prep allowed me to grow as a performer, gaining confidence in myself and insight into the professional theatre world from fantastic instructors with first-hand experience in the field."
- Abigail Sinclair
"I had an amazing time! I was challenged and pushed to put myself out there, which vastly improved my confidence as a young actor preparing to audition for many schools and shows. I felt confident knowing that I had the material and experience to go into my auditions fully prepared." - Rebecca Temple
"Neptune Prep was a wonderful experience. I was completely prepared for all of my post-secondary auditions. Thanks to Prep, I had proper audition etiquette, appropriate material and just overall confidence! I learned how to communicate more with other people and how to listen to my scene partner and just other people in general. Everyone was very supportive and having a wonderful time!"
- Riel Reddick-Stevens
"Neptune Prep Program definitely helped my feel confident in the audition room and provided me with a set of skills that enhanced my performance as a triple threat." - Ria Kapur
"Coming in to Prep, I didn't know much about auditions. I auditioned for one university, didn't get in, and had a year to spare. In Prep, I learned all the stuff I didn't even know I needed to know about universities, auditions, jobs and the industry, and the skills I'll need to have to succeed in theatre." - Alison Dickson