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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.

College programs will extend invitations for students to participate in NATCA virtual/live auditions via Zoom November 17 & 18, 2022 and will contact students directly for callbacks. 


Steps to NATCA


  • 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 colleges wish to see will receive invitation to audition live via Zoom connection Nov. 17 OR 18. Students will be assigned audition date/time by NATCA .

  • Participating colleges will view students' auditions live via Zoom auditions on Nov. 17 & 18.

  • 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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