Audition Requirements

In order to become a Theatre major at PSU you must audition and/or interview with the Theatre faculty. Prospective majors are asked to both apply to Undergraduate Admissions, and to sign up for an audition by clicking on one of the dates below: 

(PLEASE NOTE: All theatre auditions may be changed to ‘virtual only’ if we continue to have COVID-19 restrictions in place on campus.)

JANUARY 30, 2021
FEBRUARY 27, 2021
MARCH 26, 2021
*APRIL 24, 2021

(*This is a virtual audition ONLY. Updated information on how to upload video recorded auditions and deadlines to submit will be provided shortly.) 

For specific requirements regarding your degree option, please see below. 

If you have any questions regarding your theatre audition, please contact: 

Dr. Paul Mroczka
Director of Theatre
pmroczka@plymouth.edu.

There are five options within the Theatre Major at PSU. Each has its own criteria for auditions or interviews, listed below.

BA, Theatre Arts Audition Requirements:

Acting Option
  • Two monologues of contrasting styles, memorized (total of four minutes or less)
  • Interview with faculty
  • Resumé of training and performing experience
Design/Technology Option
  • Portfolio of previous work (samples of art, drawing, sewing, costumes, painting, props, photos of productions, etc.)
  • Interview with faculty
  • Resumé of training and prior experience
Music Theatre Option
  • One ballad and one up-tempo solo (total of four minutes or less) and one monologue (about one minute) – all memorized. 
  • Basic theatre movement exercise (administered on campus)
  • Brief test of basic music theory
  • Interview with faculty
  • Resumé of training and performing experience
  • Note: Music Theatre auditioners must submit their accompaniments to Dr. Adam Mayon two weeks prior to scheduled auditions through email at: apmayon@plymouth.edu or by mail to the following address:Plymouth State University Attn: Dr. Adam Mayon 17 High St., MSC 37Plymouth, NH 03264.
Contract Option
  • Examples of previous work
  • Interview with faculty
  • Resumé of training and performing experience
Dramatic Writing Option
  • Portfolio of work in creative writing, including play, video or film scripts; short fiction; poetry
  • Interview with faculty
  • Theatre and/or writing resumé