Theatre

Shanklin Theatre's thrust stage design extends into the audience on three sides, creating a better connection with the performers.

Auditions and Interviews

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The Department of Theatre seeks students interested in studying acting, directing, scene design, costume design, lighting design, sound design, theatre technology, stage management, dramaturgy, playwriting, theatre management, theatre education, and general theatre studies. Auditions and interviews determine the student’s experience and potential for success in a theatre-related career. A student participating in a group audition does not need to schedule a private audition.

Auditions and interviews should include one or more of the following approaches:

  • Audition: Actors should provide a headshot, and prepare a memorized 2–3 minute monologue from a contemporary play, 20–30 lines from a play by William Shakespeare, and one verse from a Broadway musical. The student must provide recorded musical accompaniment and bring their own playing device.
  • Portfolio Review: Stage managers, designers, and technicians should provide a resume, as well as present examples of work in the form of photographs, prompt-scripts, slides, and/or drawings of productions on which the student has worked. Examples of related skills (sewing, woodworking, drawing, etc.) are also helpful. Students interested in theatre management should present a comprehensive resume, writing samples, and any photographs or examples of completed projects.
  • Interview: All prospective students will interview with members of the faculty to assess skills and interests. Interviews allow students to talk with a faculty member in an informal manner and discover what the University of Evansville and the student have to offer each other.

Auditions and Interviews Schedule

The auditions and interviews schedule lists dates and locations where faculty members will be conducting auditions. Private auditions are held at all sites, unless noted. Private auditions and interviews require a $25 audition fee that must be paid when reserving a date and time slot.

Date City Location
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Evansville University of Evansville Request a private audition
Saturday, October 15, 2016 Seattle Washington Thespian Auditions No private auditions
Friday, October 28, 2016 Louisville Youth Performing Arts Auditions No private auditions
Saturday, October 29, 2016 Evansville University of Evansville Request a private audition
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Plano North Texas Auditions No private auditions
Friday, November 18, 2016 Plano North Texas Auditions No private auditions
Sunday, November 20, 2016 Houston Geater Houston Auditions No private auditions
Monday, November 21, 2016 San Antonio Greater San Antonio Auditions No private auditions
Saturday, January 14, 2017 Evansville University of Evansville Request a private audition
Sunday, January 22, 2017 New York National Unified Auditions Request a private audition
Monday, February 6, 2017 Chicago National Unified Auditions Request a private audition
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Chicago National Unified Auditions Request a private audition
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Chicago National Unified Auditions Request a private audition
Sunday, February 12, 2017 Los Angeles National Unified Auditions Request a private audition
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Evansville University of Evansville Request a private audition

Additional audition events and cities may be added. Check back here for an up-to-date list.