Auditions and Interviews

Auditions for Fall 2020 admission into the B.F.A. Acting program with concentrations in Theatre Performance & Musical Theatre Performance will be conducted during the following dates/times:

  • Saturday, November 23, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 25, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 15, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

To sign up for an audition slot, click HERE.

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 90 seconds from a contemporary (post-1950) published play. Students must also prepare 2 contrasting songs (32 bars or approximately 1-minute each), one up-tempo and one ballad. One of the songs should be from the standard/Golden Age catalogue of musical theatre (pre-1965). The second song can be a contrasting style or period of the student's choice, and may include contemporary musical theatre or pop/rock. Students should bring sheet music prepared in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. A brief dance call will also be included during the audition process and students must bring appropriate movement attire.

For the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs in Design/Technology, Theatre Arts Management 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 four minutes combined, as well as a resumé containing related theatre experience.
  • Design & Technology majors present a portfolio of representative work. They 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

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, dramaturgy, stage management, and other arts management 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.