Theatre Audition and Interview Information

Upcoming Undergraduate Audition and Interview Dates

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, auditions for the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance are now being processed electronically ONLY. 
In order to be considered for a scholarship, all prospective Theatre and Dance at Wayne students must submit a completed audition registration form.
Performance applicants must complete the Theatre Audition Registration Form and include a link to their audition video to be considered.
All Design/Tech and Stage Management applicants must complete the Theatre Audition Registration Form. A representative will be contacting you to set up a video interview.
We know that this is a challenging time for all students, teachers, and artists. The faculty at Wayne State is looking forward to reviewing your submission.  We still have many scholarships to award and are excited to recruit our next class.


Undergraduate Audition and Interview Process

Performance Auditions (Acting & Musical Theatre)

Applicants must select, prepare and memorize two selections, each approximately two minutes in length, from plays with which you are familiar.  One should be a role of the type you think best suits you, while the other should display your skills in characterization.  Make sure you do not exceed your total time limit of four minutes.

You may add 30 seconds to your allotted time for a musical audition.  There is no musical accompaniment provided for singers but you may bring your phone or a laptop that has your accompaniment recorded on it. 

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

The student is highly encouraged to bring 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.