Upcoming Undergraduate Audition and Interview Dates (for B.A. and B.F.A programs)

  • February 23rd, 2024
  • April 12th, 2024
  • or Submit by distance audition (video submission) 

Theatre Audition and Visit Day Application

To schedule a tour or to shadow a student, email

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance accepts theatre audition applications on a rolling basis. Theatre Majors at Wayne State University get the opportunity to study with distinguished faculty in acting, musical theatre, design, and stage management, all in the heart of America's most innovative city – Detroit! Your application is reviewed by the Theatre Faculty, allowing them to get to know you and your interests. Each year, we award Talent Scholarships and Endowed Scholarships! While virtually meeting you is exciting, we suggest visiting the department to meet the faculty and students and feel the energy of Wayne State Theatre and Dance. It is highly recommended that applicants are accepted to the university prior to visiting campus. 

Audition and Interview Process 

Theatre Design and Technology Interviews (Costume, Scene, Lighting Design and Stage Management) 

All design applicants must fill out a Theatre Audition and Visit Day Application.  Applicants are highly encouraged to provide any renderings of costumes or set designs, models, light plots, prompt books, production photographs, etc. If your technical theatre experience has been largely or exclusively in construction, that is perfectly acceptable. Most importantly, this is an opportunity for you to report on your accomplishments, interests, and goals and to ask questions about our program. 

Performance Auditions (Acting & Musical Theatre) 

All acting and musical theatre applicants must fill out a Theatre Audition and Visit Day Application. Applicants should select, prepare, and memorize two selections from plays with which they are familiar. Make sure you do not exceed your total time limit of 2 minutes. Applicants interested in musical theatre may choose to add 30 seconds to their allotted time to sing. 

Directions and Parking 

All students will meet in the Hilberry Gateway for a tour of the facilities at 10 am, followed by auditions in our studios at Old Main. Please enter the theatre through the entrance located on Cass Avenue.
Hilberry Gateway
4715 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202



There are many metered spots on streets adjacent to the Hilberry Gateway and Old Main; however, the best option is to park in a paid lot or structure.  Here are some options: 

  • Park N Lock located on Cass Avenue between Forest and Hancock 
  • Surface lot on corner of Hancock and Cass 
  • WSU Parking Structure 8, located at 91 West Forest between Woodward and Cass 




E-mail Theatre Recruit