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The process for admission into the Theatre Program requires an audition or portfolio review and an interview by members of the theatre faculty. This insures that a candidate understands the requirements of the major and allows the faculty to review the candidate’s talent as well as his/ her interests, intent, and career goals.

Audition Dates

Acting Auditions

Musical Theatre Auditions

Arts Management Interviews

Design/Technical Interviews

Theatre Education Audition/ Interviews

Management/Stage Directing Interviews

How do I become a Theatre Major?

  1. Apply and be accepted into Greensboro College.
  2. All prospective theatre majors must audition and interview prior to acceptance in the theatre program. Due to the competitive nature of the theatrical business, all applicants may not be accepted into the theatre program.
  3. Call the Admissions Office to schedule an appointment to audition for the Theatre Department faculty.
  4. Audition and interview for either the performance, design/technical or K-12 certification emphasis.

Audition Dates:

On Campus:

Click the logo to register in order to audition!

Off Campus:

Acting and K-12 certification emphasis majors - The audition process at the NCTC and SETC is a 90 second monologue with the option of 30 additional seconds for a song.

Design & Technical emphasis get a 120 second presentation to show your design and technical capabilities with blueprints, etc.

Call Backs - following the auditions and presentations, Greensboro College posts a list of students that it wishes to interview.

Theatre scholarships may be offered at this time or invitations made to have candidates audition on-campus during the Open-House Weekends.

Other Options:

(Call or email us at theatre@greensboro.edu for details).


Acting Auditions

  1. Two contrasting monologues, one classical and one contemporary (post 1950), of approximately 1 minute each.
  2. 16 measures of a song is encouraged - but not required. Bring sheet music in the correct key.
  3. Be prepared to move - you will be taught a short movement piece.
  4. Resume and headshot. (Theatre resume required;headshot optional)
  5. Two letters of recommendation, one should be from a theatre teacher or director.
  6. Interview describing your theatrical past, present, and future plans.

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Musical Theatre Auditions

  1. Requirements for the Auditions for the Musical Theatre Program

     * An up to date picture
     * An up to date resume
     * A letter of recommendation from a Theatre Person (A Teacher, Director,
    Music Director, Choreographer you have worked with recently)
    *A letter of recommendation from someone who is not a Theatre person
    (cannot be from a family member)
     *Two memorized contrasting monologues
     *Two memorized contrasting song selections from *Classical American
    Musical Theatre Literature* (Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and
    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gifHammerstein, Jerry Herman, Jule Styne)

    Bring sheet music in the correct key.
     *A dance/movement audition is also required. Don't freak out! Please bring
    and  be prepared to change into something comfortable to move in.

Design/Technical Theatre Auditions

  1. Presentation showing your design and technical abilities to date. Portfolios include drawings, photographs, models, blueprints, craftwork, etc.
  2. 2 letters of recommendation.
  3. Theatre Resume. (See description above.)
  4. Interview describing your theatrical past, present, and future plans.

K-12 Theatre Education Audition

Management/Stage Directing Interview

  1. Presentation showing your abilities to date. Portfolios include ad graphics, photographs, prompt books, scripts etc.
  2. Theatre Resume. (See description above.)
  3. Interview describing your theatrical past, present, and future plans.

Arts Management Interview

  1. Presentation showing your abilities to date. Portfolios include ad graphics, photographs, prompt books, scripts etc.
  2. Theatre Resume. (See description above.)
  3. Interview describing your theatrical past, present, and future plans.