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 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.
|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.