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.

Audition dates for the Performing Arts are set for these dates in 2022:

Once we have received notice from Admissions that you have signed up for an audition, you will receive information from us on how to submit your audition materials. 

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

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

Matt Kizer
Program Coordinator
mkizer@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
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

 

Contact Us

Matt Kizer

Program Coordinator

Phone: (603) 535-2385
Email: mkizer@plymouth.edu