Prospective Theatre Arts Majors:
All incoming freshmen and/or transfer students must audition for admittance into the ETBU theatre arts program. Following the audition, the faculty will admit the student to the program, admit the student under provisional acceptance, or not admit the student to the theatre program. The audition for entry into the program also serves as an application for a theatre arts scholarship if one is available.
Auditions typically happen as part of Tiger and Shadow Day events. However, special arrangements will be made if a prospective student cannot attend one of the regularly scheduled auditions.
Auditions for program entry consist of two contrasting monologues of approximately 1 minute each and an informal interview with the faculty. Prospective students should select one contemporary monologue and one classical monologue (Shakespeare, Marlowe, Euripides, etc). Students should also bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and a résumé detailing prior theatre experience. For students who are primarily interested in design and/or technical aspects of theatre, a portfolio of their work should be substituted for one of the monologues. The portfolio should include photographs of your work on set construction, painting, props, costumes, or lighting. You should also include any drawings, sketches, drafting, or models that you made. For stage management experience, students should present their prompt book and photographs of the production.
Finally, students should fill out the electronic audition form prior to arriving on campus for their audition.
Non-Theatre Majors and Theatre Minors: No formal audition is required of students not planning to major in theatre. If you desire to participate in one or more of our productions, we encourage you to contact the theatre directors.
Audition Process: Prospective Theatre Arts Majors Only
Step 1: Complete the online Theatre Arts Audition Form, audition form.
Step 2: Contact the Schoolof Fine Arts Office to request an audition date and time by calling 903-923-2158.
Step 3: Refer to the Audition Requirements and Procedures below. Students are encouraged to contact the theatre arts faculty if they have specific questions about the audition requirements.
Audition Requirements and Procedures
Step 4: Arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the scheduled audition time (see Location below) so that you may check in at the Fine Arts Office, warm-up, and prepare.
Students should come to the Schoolof Fine Arts Officelocated in the Jenna Guest Music Building. Practice rooms are available for warm-up and practice prior to the audition. The administrative assistant, theatre arts faculty, or theatre students will show you to these rooms. Room location of the audition will also be given at this time.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact us. To schedule your audition contact the Schoolof Fine Arts Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 903-923-2158.
Dr. Tom Webster,
Dean of the School of Fine Arts
Chair and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts