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Auditions

Salem State theatre cast of Antigone

BFA Theatre Audition/Portfolio Review Dates for 2019-2020:

  • Saturday, November 16, 2019, beginning at 11 am (after the admissions open house)
  • Saturday, December 7, 2019, beginning at 11 am
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020, beginning at 11 am

Please contact Ashley Preston in the theatre department at 978.542.6290 or apreston@salemstate.edu to schedule an audition. 

Bachelor of Arts vs. Bachelor of Fine Arts

There are two tracks in the theatre major to which students can apply:

  • Bachelor of Arts, BA (does not require an audition/portfolio)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, BFA (requires an audition/ portfolio as part of the application review)

If you do not initially apply to the BFA as an incoming student, you will have the opportunity to audition during your freshman year.

Audition Requirements for the BFA Theatre Performance Program:

  • Prepare two monologues. The monologues should be contrasting styles, and each monologue should be about one minute long for a combined time of two minutes total.
  • Bring two copies of your theatre resume.
  • Bring two copies of your headshot or a recent photograph.

Portfolio Review/Interview Requirements for the BFA programs in Directing, Playwrighting, Stage Management, Technical Theatre, Theatre Design:

  • Prepare a four-minute portfolio presentation. Your portfolio can include any relevant paperwork, photos, renderings, or production books you have from previous shows.
  • Bring two copies of your theatre resume.

All auditions will be held in the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. Please contact Ashley Preston in the theatre department at 978.542.6290 or apreston@salemstate.edu to schedule an audition, or if you have further questions.

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