Audition Requirements

In order to become a Theatre major at PSU you must audition and/or interview with the Theatre faculty. Please click on one of the following dates to schedule an audition/interview:

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Special auditions by appointment may be arranged on request. For more information about the Theatre program, contact:
Dr. Paul Mroczka
Director of Theatre
pmroczka@plymouth.edu.

Prospective students should schedule an audition/interview by March 30, 2020 in order to be guaranteed an opportunity for Fall 2020 departmental admission.

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