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Scholarship Auditions

Scholarship Auditions & Interviews

The University of Tulsa Department of Theatre is happy to award scholarships to talented and enthusiastic artists. We do not require auditions to be admitted to our program, but if you are seeking a scholarship in a performance or technical area, you will need to audition or interview.

Our auditions are open to all incoming freshmen and transfer students who intend to major in theatre or musical theatre. If you plan to minor in these areas of study, you may apply for a scholarship during the sophomore year or later.

There are two audition weekends, which offer you and your family the opportunity to meet our faculty and current students, tour our facilities and campus, and meet with an admission counselor.


Schedule an Audition

Please contact Sandra Plaster at least two weeks prior to the audition date to schedule an audition at sandra-plaster@utulsa.edu or 918-631-2566.

Students should apply for admission to the university prior to their audition. It is also recommended that the FAFSA be submitted prior to the audition. No scholarship offers may be made until the student has been accepted into the university. Visit TU’s Office of Admissions for more information.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

  • 12:30 p.m.     Welcome and introduction to the program

Q&A for parents and prospective students with Department Chair and Faculty

  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.       Auditions, Portfolio reviews and Dance auditions

You will receive your appointment time on the day of the audition.

Dance auditions are required for musical theatre and acting applicants. Please wear dance attire or comfortable clothing. Character or jazz shoes are recommended.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

This date coincides with a rehearsal of our production of George Orwell’s 1984. We invite you and your family to attend part of rehearsal to see the department in action.

  • 3:00 p.m.            Welcome and introduction to the program

Q&A for parents and prospective students and visit 1984 dress rehearsal.

  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.           Auditions, Portfolio reviews, Dance auditions

You will receive your appointment on the day of the audition

Dance auditions are required for musical theatre and acting applicants. Please wear dance attire or comfortable clothing. Character or jazz shoes are recommended.

This audition also coincides with the Tulsa Time Overnight Visit Program. This two-day program is a comprehensive introduction to TU. Please visit the Tulsa Time information page for more information.


Audition & Interview Requirements

All auditions or portfolio reviews will be given ten minute appointments. Students interested in Performance must bring four copies of your resume and head shot if available.

You may audition for a performance scholarship (acting or musical theatre) as well as a design/stage management scholarship. Let us know when you schedule an appointment.

Acting: You will be asked to perform two contrasting monologues from published plays, one must be classical. Each monologue must be two minutes or less, and you will be stopped at four minutes. Be prepared with a third monologue if requested.

Musical Theatre: Prepare two 32-bar contrasting songs from the Musical Theatre genre. Prepare two contrasting monologues from published plays, two minutes or less. You will be asked to do one song and one monologue. If we need to see more, we will ask for the other material.

An accompanist will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. It is recommended that you mount it on cardstock and tape it together accordion style or put it in a binder. NO taped accompaniment or acapella singing please.

Design/Stage Management: Bring a portfolio featuring your work and four copies of your resume to your interview. Your portfolio doesn’t need to be extensive to earn consideration. Suitable material could include: photographs, prompt books, sketches or technical drawings. If you need a computer, TV or DVD player, please let us know in advance.

If you have questions, please contact Machele Dill. 

Don’t forget to check out our audition tips. 


Travel and Parking

Information on directions to campus or area hotels can be found in the Office of Admissions Visit Campus page.

Please park in the McFarlin parking lot directly to the North of Kendall Hall. Link here to see a map of the campus. All auditions and interviews are in Theatre II in Kendall Hall – enter through the Northeast doors. There will be signs directing you to the correct room.