• Audition Requirements

    for HSU Department of Theatre BFA/Scholarship Auditions

    BFA - Acting

    All applicants interested in auditioning for the BFA degree in Acting must select an audition date and prepare the following audition materials in addition to the required application forms online.

    Acting Audition Requirements:

    • Perform two age-appropriate, contrasting monologues:
      • One classical piece from a play written prior to 1930 with an emphasis on heightened language/verse
      • One contemporary piece written post 1930 to today
      • (Have a third monologue of your choice prepared if so requested)
    • Monologues must not exceed one (1) minute each
    • Applicants must have read the entire play from which the monologue comes in order to comprehend the given circumstances of the character
    • A chair will be provided for your audition should it be needed
    • Please provide a resume and recent headshot or photograph

    BFA - Musical Theatre

    All applicants interested in auditioning for the BFA in Musical Theatre must follow the audition requirement set forth above for Acting in addition to the following:

    Musical Theatre Audition Requirements

    (an accompanist will be provided):

    • Perform two contrasting Broadway songs (one Golden Age and one contemporary) – 32 bars or one verse and one chorus (show off a little!) – have a third song prepared if so requested
      • One ballad
      • One "up tempo"
    • Please bring fake book or provide proper sheet music in the correct key for your selections
    • At the end of the auditions, all Musical Theatre applicants will reunite to participate in a basic group choreography session taught by a faculty member – please bring appropriate dance attire to change into.

    Any inquiries regarding these requirements should be made to Dean Nolen at (325) 670-1404 or r.d.nolen@hsutx.edu

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