Auditions and Interviews


We are excited to announce that, in addition to several Chase Carlson Acting Scholarships, we will be awarding a Pennsylvania Board of Governor's FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP to a Pennsylvania resident BFA Acting (Musical Theatre/Theatre Performance) candidate!

Students seeking to be considered for acceptance into the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Acting program with a concentration in Theatre Performance or Musical Theatre Performance for the 2019-2020 academic year are required to audition at Slippery Rock University on one of the following dates:

  • Sunday, November 11 (9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
  • Sunday, December 9 (9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, February 9 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Sunday, February 10 (9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Audition Requirements for B.F.A. consideration:

  • Theatre Performance concentration: 2 monologues that contrast in style & time period, not to exceed 4 minutes total
  • Musical Theatre Performance concentration: 1 monologue not to exceed 2 minutes; 2 contrasting songs (32 bars each), one up-tempo and one ballad

To schedule an audition for consideration for entrance into the B.F.A. Acting program, click here.

For any questions, please contact Department Chair, Rebecca Morrice, at 724.738.2333 or

For the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs in Design/Technology, Arts Administration, and Acting, the Department of Theatre at Slippery Rock University invites new and incoming majors to join us for an introductory welcome interview rather than an audition. This process is designed to offer students the opportunity to present their work, as well as get to know the faculty, either prior to entering the program or during their first semester in the Department. During this process:

  • Acting majors present two contrasting monologues (one contemporary and one classical) that total a maximum of five minutes combined, as well as a resumé containing related theatre experience.
  • Design & Technology majors present a portfolio of representative work thay may include: production photos, design renderings or collages, sketches, drafting, etc., as well as a resumé containing related theatre experience.
  • Arts Administration majors present a personal statement addressing the following: an experience that contributed to their decision to pursue a degree in arts administration, a description of personal strengths and areas for growth, and future aspirations in professional arts administration, as well as a resumé containing related theatre experience.

To schedule an introductory welcome interview, please contact Department Chair, Rebecca Morrice, at 724.738.2333 or

Please note: we will no longer be accepting students into the B.A. Acting program after May 6, 2019.

Production Auditions & Assignments

The SRU Theatre Department holds open auditions for all students on the SRU campus! Acting emphasis majors must present a prepared monologue, while all other students may audition with materials provided. The rehearsal process generally runs 5-6 weeks, with a varied schedule of evening and weekend rehearsals prior to technical rehearsals and the run of the show.

Students interested in design, stage management, and arts administration production assignments must submit their names during the annual call for assignments during the spring semester. Students interested in working in the shops or production run and costume crews should contact Department Chair, Rebecca Morrice.