All applicants to the School of Drama must audition and interview in person. Taped auditions cannot be accepted. Please prepare the following for your Acting or Directing audition:
Professional Actor Training Program
- You will prepare and perform three monologues: one classical (preferably Shakespeare
or one of his contemporaries), and two contrasting monologues from modern plays.
- Each monologue should stand on its own.
- Do not use accents, dialects or stylized characters.
- Choose audition pieces from published plays. Read the complete play.
- Do not use generic monologue books as a source of material.
- You will prepare and perform 16 bars of a song without accompaniment.
- The audition song should come from the standard musical theatre repertory.
- You may use a pitch pipe if desired or an app for a pitch pipe.
- The three monologues and song must not exceed a total of six minutes.
- You should be prepared for a short interview following the audition.
Admission is limited to three students per year, and is at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Drama.
- Your audition consists of one contemporary monologue and one classical monologue for a duration total of four minutes.
- You will be interviewed by Drama faculty.
- Additional application materials include:
- A short, one-page essay detailing why you wish to pursue a directing degree
- A short, one-page essay detailing your approach to the production of a Shakespeare play
- For directing applicants, we would be interested in seeing one of your personal references relate to your leadership experience
- If available, please bring any portfolio materials with you on the audition date: production books and photographs from any plays in which you’ve worked as a director or assistant director