Scholarship and Audition Guidelines

We are always interested in hearing from students who have a passion for theatre and are interested in pursuing a major or minor in theatre, as well as from students majoring in other fields who are interested in participating in one of our theatre productions. Annual scholarships are available for both theatre majors and minors, but unfortunately we do not provide scholarships for those outside of the major or minor in theatre. The following information outlines the process for auditioning for theatre scholarships.

Audition Guidelines

An audition is required for all students, whether they are interested in majoring or minoring in theatre. In addition to determining eligibility in entering the theatre program, the audition is also used to determine theatre scholarship awards.

Ensemble auditions for 2015-2016 will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Students interested in scheduling an audition should review the following audition guidelines and then click the following link to schedule an audition:

http://www.myfaulkner.org/inquiryform

If you are unable to attend one of the official audition dates, please contact our fine arts departmental secretary, Carolyn McCoy, as soon as possible so that an alternate audition date and time can be determined cmccoy@faulkner.edu; 334-386-7190).

Audition Requirements

The following guidelines should be followed when preparing for a theatre scholarship audition.

Technical Theatre Audition Requirements

Students interested in auditioning for the technical theatre scholarships should be prepared to do the following:

  1. Portfolio – Please prepare a portfolio of previous experiences in technical theatre. Areas of interest can include Set Design, Costume Design, Sound, Lighting, Properties, Stage Management, or Directing. Please include a statement about your design aesthetic and your design process and procedures. Portfolios should include pictures of previous work, as well as a detailed list of all technical theatre experiences.
  2. Interview – All students seeking to be admitted into the technical theatre degree must complete an interview with the theatre faculty to assess the strengths and weakness of the candidate. The interview will also be used to determine the amount of scholarship that the student will be awarded.

Theatre Performance Audition Requirements

Students interested in auditioning for the theatre performance scholarship should be prepared to do the following:

  1. Resume – Please prepare your acting resume listing all previous acting experiences such as show title and role, as well as the producing organization and dates of production.
  2. Headshot – Please provide a copy of your most recent headshot for the fine arts faculty to attach to your application.
  3. Two contrasting performance pieces – Prepare two selections (contemporary dramatic monologue, contemporary comedic monologue, classical dramatic monologue, classical comedic monologue, upbeat musical selection, or ballad) to perform in front of the Theatre Faculty.
  4. Interview – All students seeking to be admitted into the theatre performance degree must complete an interview with the theatre faculty to assess the strengths and weakness of the candidate. The interview will also be used to determine the amount of scholarship that the student will be awarded.

Scholarship Requirements

Scholarship recipients are required to participate in at least one production per semester, in either a performance or technical role. Scholarship recipients must audition for or submit their technical preferences for all productions during the school year.

Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a good standing with both Faulkner University and the performances in which they are participating. This includes faithfully attending all rehearsals and performances of their productions.

Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

Students will be evaluated by the fine arts faculty at the end of each year to determine whether theatre scholarships will be continued, increased, decreased, or discontinued.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will auditions be held?

Auditions will take place in the Faulkner Dinner Theatre located in the Eastmont Shopping center, across Atlanta Hwy from the main campus. Auditioning students should plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their appointed time and report to the main lobby upon arrival to check in.

What should I wear?

Students should be well-dressed for their audition. Although blue jeans are not appropriate, slacks or a skirt or dress are.

Will there be a place to warm up prior to my audition?

Yes, there is a warm up room located inside the dinner theatre where you will be able to practice and warm up on the day of your audition. We will direct you to them when you check in.

Will an accompanist be available, or should I plan to bring my own?

An accompanist will not be provided for the audition, however, you may bring your own accompaniment CD or portable device. A CD player with a line in for auxiliary devices will be provided.

Still Have Questions?

Please feel free to e-mail Angela Dickson (adickson@faulkner.edu) if you have additional questions about your performance audition or Mr. Jason South (jsouth@faulkner.edu) if you have further questions about your technical audition. We look forward to meeting you and hearing you audition!