Theatre

Theatre

The Emory & Henry Theatre Department has a rapidly growing program, a variety of majors, ample performance opportunities, and passionate faculty. The Department of Theatre is also recognized as one of the region’s finest.

Guidelines for Theatre Interviews, Auditions, and Portfolio Reviews

Prospective students interested in any of our four respective Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs must audition for acceptance. You can visit our campus on scheduled auditions dates or submit a video audition. Students are considered for theatre scholarships during their audition and interview for acceptance into the program. All students interested in auditioning for our BFA program must complete an Emory & Henry College application.

While there is no audition or interview for acceptance into our BA degree program, students may also audition and interview for a theatre scholarship.

On Campus Audition Dates:

 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Saturday, February 1, 2020 (RSVP coming soon)

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Audition and Interview Requirements

Theatre Scholarship application form

All prospective scholarship and BFA students will be asked to:

  • supply a headshot and resume
  • be prepared for a brief interview

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

B.F.A Acting

  • 2 contrasting monologues (no longer than 3 minutes)

B.F.A Directing

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 (recorded tracks will be permitted, an accompanist is not always available).
  • 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:

  • 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?

B.F.A Musical Theatre

  • One monologue (no more than 2 minutes in length)
  • One full musical theatre song (recorded tracks will be permitted, an accompanist is not always available).
  • Dance/Movement evaluation.

B.F.A Production & Design

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:

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