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Audition form (closes October 10th) Past performances

Thank you for your interest in Irvine Talks! As a reminder, we will not be evaluating you on your public speaking abilities. We just want to hear YOUR authentic story. For examples of past performances, we've linked our YouTube here:

Over the past few years, we have heard students share about what makes us human, what your perspectives are, what you define as movement, what reflection means to you, and the important moments in your life.

Our theme, "Becoming," is purposely open-ended, and the only requirement is that your performance connects back to it. You are welcome to choose any form of expression for your performance (talking, poetry, singing, dancing, etc.) and be as creative as you like. Performances do not have to center around a one-of-a-kind, life-changing event. Performers in the past have talked topics ranging from their personal journeys learning to open up with others to their family's weekly Friday night dinners.

Irvine Talks Chapter VI will take place on March 25.

Auditions will take place on:
October 9th from 9am to 12pm
-October 11th from 4:30-7:30pm
-October 12th from 4:30-7:30pm

For your audition, you will only present 2 - 4 minutes of your final piece. Your speech does not need to be completely memorized and you can use a script to reference. If you have any questions please leave them on this form or email

Audition form will close at 11:59 pm on October 7th and the audition schedule will be sent out on October 8th.