Auditions and Interviews

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 two-to-three-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 and interviews require a $25 audition fee that must be paid when reserving a date and time slot.

Auditions and Interviews Schedule
Date City Location
Plano North Texas Auditions No private auditions
Grapevine Texas Thespian Technical Auditions No private auditions
Dallas Booker T. Washington College Showcase No private auditions
Houston Greater Houston Area Auditions No private auditions
San Antonio Greater San Antonio Area Auditions No private auditions
Denver Colorado Thespian Festival No private auditions
Denver Colorado Thespian Festival Request a private audition for Saturday, December 14, 2019
Hilliard Ohio Unified Auditions No private auditions
New York National Unified Auditions Request a private audition for Sunday, January 19, 2020
Evansville University of Evansville Request a private audition for Monday, January 20, 2020
Chicago National Unified Auditions Request a private audition for Monday, February 3, 2020
Chicago National Unified Auditions Request a private audition for Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Chicago National Unified Auditions Request a private audition for Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Columbus Georgia Thespian Conference No private auditions
Columbus Georgia Thespian Conference No private auditions
Columbus Georgia Thespian Conference No private auditions
Los Angeles National Unified Auditions Request a private audition for Saturday, February 8, 2020
Evansville University of Evansville Request a private audition for Saturday, February 22, 2020

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

Office Phone:
812-488-2744

Office Email:
theatre@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 106, Hyde Hall