Theatre applicants must specify a concentration in Acting, Directing, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, Stage Management, or Theatre Management & Producing.
ALL applicants MUST submit the following:
1. Brief autobiography: Approximately 500 words summarizing the applicant's life and theatrical experience.
2. Statement of theatrical and personal objectives: Approximately 500 words indicating theatrical figures and/or principles that inspire the applicant.
3. Current theatrical resume
Applicants must ALSO submit materials for the concentration they specify, as outlined below:
Acting: A detailed resume and headshot. The program will contact you to schedule an audition after the application deadline. The first round of auditions in New York City will be on January 26 and 27, 2013; in San Francisco on February 8 and 9, 2013; and in Chicago on February 5 and 6, 2013. Callbacks and final callbacks in New York City will take place February 23 and 24, 2013. Audition requirements are 2 one-minute contrasting monologues, and a one-minute a cappella song with movement.
Directing: Videos can be uploaded online through SlideRoom or a DVD (Region 1) containing 15-20 minutes of a representation of your work as a director. We strongly recommend that applicants submit videos online. Auditions are held by invitation only. See the Theatre home page for updates.
Dramaturgy: Two writing samples, one of which may be creative, on theatrical topics. It is recommended that applicants submit a combination of analytical or critical writings on plays/theatre, or a piece of dramatic writing, translation or adaptation.
Playwriting: A full-length play or two one-act plays.
Stage Management: A production book or a sampling of materials from such book. Please include blocking notation, set, prop and costume plots, daily rehearsals, calls, memos, and shift plots.
Theatre Management & Producing: Please choose one of the following:
i. A press and publicity portfolio, size not to exceed a 1" three-ring binder;
ii. A portfolio or documentation of work you have created and produced in theatre management and/or producing, size not to exceed a 1" three-ring binder;
iii. A Theatre Manager's play analysis. This item should be in essay form, not to exceed 750 words, and should consider the management and production issues that arise in mounting a full production of a play of the applicant's choice, including an analysis of budgetary issues. The essay should also identify problems that may be encountered in producing the play and how these problems might be anticipated and solved. Work from a full acting script only.
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Interviews for each concentration will be scheduled at the discretion of the program.
The above is only a list of Creative Material requirements. You must also submit your Application, Undergraduate Transcript, three Letters of Recommendation and Application Fee. Please see the Apply page for all information.