Auditions and Interviews

Thank you for your interest in our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree programs. Our on-campus auditions for the 2020 cycle are now complete. If you are interested in being considered for one of our BFA concentrations - Theatre Performance (Acting) or Musical Theatre Performance - through a video submission, please contact us directly to make arrangements. Please note that we are only accepting video submissions, at this time, as SRU is conducting the remainder of its spring semester instruction through distance learning modalities.

operating remotely for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

  • For the BFA Theatre Performance (Acting) concentration, please contact David Skeele (david.skeele@sru.edu
  • For the BFA Musical Theatre Performance concentration, please contact Jonathan Flom (jonathan.flom@sru.edu)

Audition Requirements for BFA consideration:

  • Theatre Performance (Acting) 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.

Please note that there is no audition or interview requirement for entrance into the Bachelor of Arts (BA) programs in Design/Technology, Theatre Arts Management, Theatre Studies, or Acting. However, we encourage all students interested in pursuing a BA in Theatre at SRU to schedule a department visit! At this time, SRU is conducting the remainder of its spring semester instruction through distance learning modalities. We currently recommend utilizing the SRU online virtual tour to explore campus. You are also welcome to reach out to our Department Chairperson, Rebecca Morrice, to learn more about our faculty, program and concentrations!

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.