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
Sat, Sep 24, 2016EvansvilleUniversity of EvansvilleRequest a private audition
Sat, Oct 15, 2016SeattleWashington Thespian AuditionsNo private auditions
Fri, Oct 28, 2016LouisvilleYouth Performing Arts AuditionsNo private auditions
Sat, Oct 29, 2016EvansvilleUniversity of EvansvilleRequest a private audition
Thu, Nov 17, 2016PlanoNorth Texas AuditionsNo private auditions
Fri, Nov 18, 2016PlanoNorth Texas AuditionsNo private auditions
Sun, Nov 20, 2016HoustonGeater Houston AuditionsNo private auditions
Mon, Nov 21, 2016San AntonioGreater San Antonio AuditionsNo private auditions
Sat, Jan 14, 2017EvansvilleUniversity of EvansvilleRequest a private audition
Sun, Jan 22, 2017New YorkNational Unified AuditionsRequest a private audition
Mon, Feb 6, 2017ChicagoNational Unified AuditionsRequest a private audition
Tue, Feb 7, 2017ChicagoNational Unified AuditionsRequest a private audition
Wed, Feb 8, 2017ChicagoNational Unified AuditionsRequest a private audition
Sun, Feb 12, 2017Los AngelesNational Unified AuditionsRequest a private audition
Sat, Feb 18, 2017EvansvilleUniversity of EvansvilleRequest a private audition

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