Thinking about auditioning for a Theatre Scholarship?

Excellent! An audition or portfolio review is not required to study theatre at Muhlenberg — but it can be a great way for us to get to know you and for you to get to know the theatre program.

You don't have to audition in order to study Theatre at Muhlenberg. However, a strong audition or interview can improve your chances of admission, and an audition or portfolio review is required for students who wish to be considered for a talent scholarshipStudents do not have to major in theatre to be considered for an award.

For the 2022-23 academic year, we will be conducting theatre auditions and portfolio reviews in person. We understand that campus visits are not always possible. If you are unable to audition/interview in person, please schedule a zoom interview/audition. Please use the Campus Visit & Audition Form to tell us a little bit about yourself and schedule your audition and interview!

For the student with many interest — we would love to talk to you about all of them! Please give a performance audition and bring along any pertinent portfolio materials for your visit!

You're very welcome to visit campus in person, even if you don't plan to audition (or you're not ready to yet)! During your visit, can tour the facilities, talk with students and faculty, and visit a theatre class. You can use the Campus Visit & Audition Form to schedule your visit (with or without an audition!)

Timelines

Early Decision 1:
   application deadline: Nov. 15
   audition date: Dec. 1
   admissions decision: mid-Nov – Dec. 15 (admissions decisions released on a rolling basis)

Early Decision 2:
   application deadline: Feb. 1
   audition date: Feb. 1
   admissions decision: mid-Jan – Feb. 28 (admissions decisions released on a rolling basis)

Regular Decision:
   application deadline: Feb. 1
   audition date: Feb. 1
   admissions decisions: mid-March

Audition dates above are ideal to give us the opportunity to review your audition, conduct an interview with you, and add feedback to your admissions profile. Financial aid packages will be available to view on the same day students receive notification of their acceptance (as long as students have set up their financial aid portal). For more information on admissions and timelines, visit the Admissions website.

Audition/Interview Requirements

For students interested in acting:

Please fill out the Campus Visit Form and we'll be in touch to schedule your audition/interview. Contact us at theatredance@muhlenberg.edu with any questions you may have.

For the acting audition, prepare either …

  • two contrasting monologues, memorized, totaling not more than four minutes in length. It is recommended that no accents be used, and you read the plays that the monologues are from. OR…
  • one monologue and one song (32 bars), selected from the musical theatre repertoire. Students with classical voice training have the option to sing an additional 32-bar section of an art song or aria.

Students who plan to sing are required to bring recorded accompaniment. We will provide a stereo equipped with bluetooth, aux, and CD.

For students interested in directing

Please fill out the Campus Visit Form, and we'll schedule your interview. Please bring a résumé and any portfolio materials that you would like to share (prompt books, production photos, programs etc.). In addition, two letters should be submitted from teachers or theatre professionals attesting to the quality of the student's talent and work ethic. The letters should be submitted directly to theatredance@muhlenberg.edu.

Directing applicants also have the option to perform an acting audition in addition to their interview. See above for acting audition information.

For students interested in stage management or design and technology

Please fill out the Campus Visit Form, or contact Professor Rebecca Lustig at rebeccalustig@muhlenberg.edu to set up an interview appointment.

You're welcome to submit portfolio materials, but it's not necessary. If you do wish to share materials, feel free to include drawings from art classes, photos of work presented on stage, light plots, costume renderings, photos of creative art projects, or other materials that show visual artistic ability and imagination.

In addition, two letters should be submitted from teachers or theatre professionals, attesting to the quality of the student's talent and work ethic. The letters can be submitted directly to Professor Lustigat rebeccalustig@muhlenberg.edu.

For students interested in playwriting

Please fill out the Campus Visit Form, and we'll schedule your interview.  Applicants may submit a sample (between five and ten pages) of their dramatic writing. In addition, two letters should be submitted from teachers or theatre professionals, attesting to the quality of the student's talent and work ethic. The letters can be submitted directly to theatredance@muhlenberg.edu

If you have any questions about the audition/interview process, please don't hesitate to contact us at theatredance@muhlenberg.edu for more information.

 


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