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Directors of Aubie
Directors of The Aubie Program are a part of SGA Cabinet and consist of 3 co-directors (Director of Scheduling, Director of Fundraising, and Director of Publicity) who assist in the day-to-day logistics of Aubie. Their main goal is to aid the Friends of Aubie in bringing Auburn’s beloved tiger mascot to life. Other responsibilities of the co-directors include, but are not limited to: assisting Aubie at all home football games, escorting Aubie to and from weekly appearances, attending weekly meetings, assisting in fundraising campaigns, and helping with the publicity and management of Friend of Aubie tryouts. Interviews for SGA Cabinet are held each spring, so make sure to check out SGA’s website and their page on AUInvolve for more information about applying to become a Director of Aubie.
2018-2019 Friend of Aubie Tryout Information
If selected as a Friend of Aubie, Aubie must be a top priority, second only to school. To tryout you must be an undergraduate student currently enrolled at Auburn University, which means that you must be at least freshman status during the semester of your tryout. You must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Upon selection as a Friend of Aubie, you must maintain a 2.25 cumulative grade point average in order to continue in the program. All Friends of Aubie must live in Auburn during the summer and, of course, during the regular school year. The students who served as a Friend of Aubie the previous year are eligible to serve again the following year, with a maximum of two years of service. Any student who has served as a Director of Aubie at any time during the preceding years is ineligible to try out. Becoming Aubie’s Friend is no easy task. The tryout process is very strenuous and is designed to teach you everything you need to know to be a Friend of Aubie.
To tryout, you must attend an Orientation session and a four-day Aubie Clinic. In addition, you may attend the optional Skit Workshop. The actual tryout is a three-step process with cuts being made after each round. The first round is a skit portion, where each contestant is required to perform a 2 minute pre-prepared skit, the second round is an impromptu section, and the final round is an interview. The chosen Friends of Aubie shall work together to fulfill all the responsibilities required of Aubie.
Aubie Pre-Tryout Information
Orientation is an info session about the Aubie tryout process. In it, we will discuss all aspects of the tryout process, including skits, impromptu, and more. In addition, you will learn the requirements and commitments needed to become a Friend of Aubie. You must attend at least one Orientation session to try out.
The skit workshop is a brief tutorial on how to develop an Aubie quality skit. You will learn about skit making, how to develop a central theme, some basic prop building techniques, and the do's-and-dont's to performing a quality skit. This workshop is optional, but it is highly recommended that you attend, as skit making is an essential part of your role as a Friend of Aubie.
Aubie Clinic will prepare you for tryouts and to be a Friend of Aubie. You will learn Aubie’s character, walk, and emotions. There will be skit and impromptu exercises. Further, you will have one-on-one time with former Friends of Aubie. The first hour of each session is mandatory.
|1||February 15th||3:30 p.m.||Student Center 2227|
|2||February 15th||7 p.m.||Student Center 2109|
|3||February 19th||7:30 p.m.||Student Center 2109|
|4||February 20th||12:30 p.m.||Student Center 2310|
|5||March 5th||5 p.m.||Student Center 2225|
You must only attend one orientation session.
|Skit Clinic||March 5th||6 p.m.||Student Center 2225|
|Aubie Clinic||March 19th||6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.*||Student Act Courts 5-7|
|Aubie Clinic||March 20th||6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.*||Student Act Courts 5-7|
|Aubie Clinic||March 21st||6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.*||Student Act Courts 5-7|
|Aubie Clinic||March 22nd||6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.*||Student Act Courts 5-7|
*only the first hour of each clinic is mandatory
Aubie Tryout Information
Skits will be held Wednesday, March 28th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center.
The Impromptu round will be held Thursday, March 29th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center. Interviews for those making it through the first two rounds will be held immediately following the impromptu round, in the Auburn University Student Center.
Skit Performance: (participants must have completed all Pre-Tryout Requirements)
Each contestant must present a 2-minute skit. The skit needs to have a theme. Contestants are judged on creativity, theme, prop usage, character development, and overall impression. Following the skit there is a callback, where those that are selected to compete in the second day of competition are notified.
Skit General Rules:
- There is to be a maximum of 10 props to be used during the two minute skit and props may be no larger than 3'x 3'x 3' at measurement but can expand to 5' x 5' x 5' during the skit.
- Each skit may be no longer the 2 minutes with an additional of 1 minute for set up and 1 minute to break down.
- There will be a maximum of 2 people allowed to help Aubie with each skit. This includes any role in setting up props, taking down props, or acting in the skit.
- Each prop will be measured before the skit competition begins. Any prop that does not meet the requirements will not be allowed on the floor.
- If any part of your uniform/costume is taken off it must be immediately put down. If you use it in your skit it becomes part of your props.
- A prop may not have any flaps or attachments that exceed the prop to more than 5 feet at any time.
- Props may not be stacked together or attached in any way to exceed 5 feet.
- "Clapping Hands" or "Poms" are considered one prop.
- Each item that is thrown into the crowd will count as one prop. For example, if 4 t-shirts are thrown into the crowd, those will count as 4 of your props.
- The use of live animals, pyrotechnics, fire extinguishers, extension cords, and motors is prohibited.
Impromptu: (Participants are those called back from the Skit Performance Round)
The second day is an impromptu performance. For 3-5 minutes each contestant is asked to display their "Aubie skills" with several props and music to go along with those props. Impromptu is judged on each contestant's ability to emulate Aubie, prop usage, creativity and once again, overall impression. Following the impromptu there is a callback where those that are selected to move on to the interview portion of tryouts are notified.
Interviews: (Participants are those called back from the Impromptu Round)
Interviews are held quickly after the impromptu round in the Auburn University Student Center. Dress is business professional. Potential candidates should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their interview time.