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Scholarship Information

It is not necessary to audition/interview for a place in the Theatre program. However, some students may wish to audition/interview for a Theatre Department scholarship.

Students receiving Department of Theatre scholarships are expected to:

  • Be a declared Theatre major
  • Maintain an academic advisor from the Theatre faculty 
  • Maintain a 3.0 (or higher) grade point average in Theatre department courses
  • Be involved in at least three Department of Theatre productions each year through the practicum program. 
  • Acting and musical theatre emphasis students must audition for all productions.
  • Participate in each end of semester evaluation.
  • Attend any guest workshops provided by the department.

Scholarship Audition/Interview dates are as follows:

  • Friday, January 21, 2022, 1-3pm
  • Friday, February 25, 2022, 1-3pm
  • Friday, March 11, 2022, 1-3pm
  • Fill out the application form and submit to sign up for a specific date
  • Auditions/interviews may be done in-person or via Zoom.
  • Bring your questions to your interview/audition. This time is for us to get to know you, as well as for you to get to know us!

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Interview Guidelines

  • Bring a portfolio and/or resume. Interviewees are encouraged to include any additional materials that represent their individualized artistic range, skills and interests including, but not limited to, theatre.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early (in person or via Zoom)
  • Come well-groomed and wearing professional attire
    • Wear clothing that isn’t restrictive or uncomfortable. Simplicity is best: we want to see you!
  • Be professional and courteous the moment you step into the building/enter the Zoom room; you’re always interviewing!

Audition Guidelines

  • Your selection must be from a published play
  • Select a piece that is age appropriate, a character you could play today
    • Avoid material with extremely high emotional demand or has excessive vulgarity
    • Find material that is compelling but authentic (using your natural voice: no accents)
  • Your monologue needs to be memorized
  • Physically, vocally, & mentally warm up before your audition
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early
  • Come well groomed and wearing professional attire
    • Wear clothing that isn’t restrictive or uncomfortable. Simplicity is best: we want to see you!
  • When you hit your mark, BREATHE. Then slate.
    • “Slate” refers to how you introduce yourself & tell us the piece you’re performing
      • Include the play and the playwright
      • Ex: “Hello! My name is Jane Doe, I’m 13, my pronouns are they/them, and I will be performing a monologue from Sweat by Lynn Nottage”
  • Your monologue should fall between 30 and 60 seconds
  • Be professional and courteous the moment you step into the building; you’re always auditioning!
  • Avoid miming, using, or bringing any props!
  • Never apologize for your audition! Unless you tell us, we’ll assume that’s exactly what you meant to do. Audition with confidence!