Resources & Opportunities

The Theatre Department at Emory & Henry College awards a number of four-year scholarships to promising young theatre students.

E&H theatre offers scholarship opportunities via auditions. The theatre department hosts scholarship day auditions yearly. Rolling auditions can be submitted via a digital package with videos and/or portfolios. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information about theatre scholarships.

Theatre Scholarship Audition / Interview

Scholarships are awarded by audition and/or interview, and are available both for performance (acting, directing, musical theatre), and for production (scenic, lighting, costume, stage management, art management, and make-up design). Applicants must be invited to present a scholarship audition/interview. Scholarship auditions/interviews may be presented during a scheduled Scholarship Day or during a regularly scheduled visit to the college.

Audition and Interview Requirements

All prospective scholarship and BFA students will be asked to:

  • supply a headshot and resume

  • be prepared for a brief interview

In addition, the following are specific requirements for each BFA/Scholarship track.


Prospective BFA in Acting students should prepare the following:

  • 2 contrasting monologues (no longer than 3 minutes)

Musical Theatre

Prospective BFA in Musical Theatre students should prepare the following:

  • 1 monologue (no more than 3 minutes in length)
  • One full musical theatre song (accompanist will not always be provided, therefore, bring sheet music and a recorded track)
  • Dance/Movement evaluation (this will be sent via email at least 5 days prior to your audition for you to learn)


Prospective BFA in Directing students should prepare the following:(Only one of the following, your choice)

  • Two contrasting monologues lasting no longer than 3 minutes
  • Two contrasting monologues (no more than 2 minutes in length) and one full musical theatre song (accompanist will be provided, please bring your sheet music in the correct key; no a cappella or singing with recorded tracks).
  • A portfolio of your directing work to date.  A portfolio might include production photos, your annotated working scripts, programs, reviews, etc.

Additionally please be prepared to answer questions from the following list (questions will vary):

  • Who is your favorite playwright and why?
  • Who/what is your greatest artistic influence as a director?
  • Describe your experience at a particularly influential production you have seen.
  • Name a play you would like to direct and tell us why?
  • What do you see as the main role/job of the director in a production?

Production & Design

Prospective BFA in Production & Design students should prepare the following:

  • Portfolio - Portfolios can be physical paper portfolios and or web-based. Portfolio not mandatory but encouraged.
  • Your Design/Stage Management work to date. A portfolio might include production photos, drafting, renderings, models, prompt script, audio clips, video clips, artwork, programs, reviews, etc.

Additionally please be prepared to answer questions from the following list (questions may vary):

  • Why theatre?
  • What influences you as an artist?
  • If you were not in the Theatre what other career choice would you make?