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Audition Information

Audition Information

Students seeking talent-based scholarships need to fill out a Scholarship Application and return it to Theater Division office. They will then be scheduled for an interview. They may also call the Theater Division: 740-593-4818

You can download the application here: Fine Arts Talent Award Application [pdf]

Scholarship Days are currently scheduled for

  • October 10, 2016
  • January 14, 2017

Students who desire to apply for Theater scholarships but are unable to attend one of these dates should contact the Theater to schedule an alternative day. Students may not be considered for talent based scholarship after February 28, 2017.

There are four Theater areas in which a student can interview/audition to receive a scholarship and a student may interview for scholarships in more than one area.

  1. Performance: Your audition should consist of two contemporary contrasting monologues no longer than 3 minutes in total length. They should be material that you are comfortable with, age appropriate, and gives the best representation of yourself. If you wish to sing as part of your 3-minute audition please know that there will not be an accompanist; you will need to bring your own music and music player. After presenting your monologues you will have a short interview with the faculty. Please bring a picture and resume.
  2. Production Design and Technology: The faculty will review your portfolio. In addition to light plots, costume renderings, set designs, painters elevations, photographs, or slides of any theatrical work you have done your portfolio can include: sketches, drawings, paintings, doodling, poetry, short stories, or collages. In short, include anything that you have created that represents your aesthetic and/or your creative impulses.
  3. Playwriting: You will need to submit a writing sample of at least 10 pages in length to playwriting faculty (up to 30 pages in total maximum) one week in advance of the scholarship day you are attending (or one week in advance of a planned visit). Though dramatic writing samples are typically preferred, writing samples can be any creative writing or academic/scholarly writing that you believe best represents your voice as an artist. Writing samples may be mailed to the Theater Division as hard copies, or emailed as PDF or Word attachments to ramseye@ohio.edu.
  4. Stage Management: Your interview will consist of a review of your resume, which should list all appropriate high school and, if applicable, community experience. You may bring a production book if you have one, but it is not required. Stage Managers may also bring a portfolio of other production work you have done, anything that represents your experience with stage production is appropriate.

 

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