Auditions and Admissions

THEATRE PROGRAM AUDITIONS
Next Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 9:30am

Hobart Taylor – Black Box Theatre

Any student interested in majoring in theatre must schedule an audition for the Department of Theatre in addition to completing the formal admission application to PVAMU.  Students cannot major in theatre without a successful acceptance to PVAMU by the Office of Undergraduate Admission through the completion the university application process.

TO SCHEDULE A THEATRE AUDITION:

  1. Download and complete the Theatre Audition Request form.
  2. After filling out the form, “SAVE AS” the form with your name as the file name.
  3. Return the form to theatre@pvamu.edu as an email attachment.
  4. You will receive email confirmation of your audition within 2 business days.
  5. Review the Audition Guidelines below to help prepare your audition.

Questions? Email theatre@pvamu.edu or call (936)261-3307.  
For Music auditions, click here.

THEATRE AUDITION GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES

All auditioning students must prepare two contrasting monologues (i.e. a comedic and a serious piece) from a contemporary play that has been published in the last 40 years. Each monologue should be 2 minutes. Monologues should be memorized and well prepared. Audition Options: If you sing, prepare a ballad and/or an up-tempo song from published musical. Choose a song that demonstrates your vocal range and ability to perform theatrical music. If you dance, prepare a dance routine. (You may bring accompanying music on a CD for dance routines. But, please note that no accompanist is provided or required for songs or dances.)

For Technical Theatre:  Students interested in design, directing, playwriting, stage management or other areas of theatre should be prepared to discuss their abilities and experiences in those areas. Technical Theatre students are encouraged to provide a portfolio and/or technical theatre resume at the auditions to demonstrate their technical background and interests.

All auditions will be videotaped. The audition lasts approximately 2-3 hours and consists of 3 parts:

  1. Orientation/Introduction: Upon arrival, there will be a brief orientation and introduction to the Theatre Department open to both students and parents.
  2. Group Class/Workshop: Under the leadership of a theatre teacher, auditioning students will participate in an acting class with a vocal and physical warm-up followed by improvisational, imagination and ensemble building exercises. (The acting class is open only to participants. Parents and/or guests are not allowed.)
  3. Individual Monologues and Interviews: Each auditioning student will individually present their prepared monologues before the department faculty. Following the prepared monologues, each student will have a brief one-on-one interview with the theatre faculty. (Parents and/or guests are not allowed in the individual auditions.)

 

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