Prospective Students

What to Prepare for Auditions / Interviews

Actors
Prepare 2 monologues, each of them 60-90 seconds long and from contemporary plays or films. One should be comic, the other serious. Singing is not required, but if it is a strength, you may perform up to 16 bars from any Broadway musical. If you plan to sing, bring an accompaniment CD. Following the audition there will be a brief interview portion with the faculty.

After the monologues are presented, you will be taught a short movement combination, so bring an appropriate change of clothes.

Designers/Stage Managers
Please note: In lieu of practical experience, theoretical design work is accepted.
Designers and theatre technicians should be prepared to present their portfolio, explaining concepts and design approaches where appropriate. You should also be prepared to answer questions about techniques employed and processes followed.

Lighting Design candidates are encouraged to present a complete light plot with corresponding paperwork, research, renderings, and production photos (where available).  Please be prepared to discuss your conceptual approach as well as instrumentation and color choices.

Costume Design candidates are encouraged to present research, renderings, fabric samples, costume plots and production / construction photos (where available). Please be prepared to discuss your conceptual approach as well as how your research influenced your finalized design.

Scenic Design candidates are encouraged to present a groundplan, section and elevation drawings along with any corresponding research, renderings, scale models, and production / construction photos (where available). Please be prepared to discuss your conceptual approach as well as specific choices you made in materials both in the design and the model.

Sound Design candidates are encouraged to present sound samples, cue sheets, sound plots, system diagrams, research and production photos (where available). Please be prepared to discuss your conceptual approach, your process in creating the sound / music utilized for the production and any equipment / software used in the creation of the design.

Stage Management candidates will be asked to present at least one prompt book, with any corresponding paperwork (rehearsal / production reports, fitting sheets, prop lists, cue sheets, blocking annotation) that is available. Please be prepared to discuss your approach to stage management specifically as it relates to your relationship with the director, the cast and the designers, how you organize and manage the backstage space during a performance and how you deal with various challenging situations.