Performance or Directing students wishing to schedule an audition time should contact Professor Tee Quillin via email
Tech/Design or Playwriting students wishing to schedule a portfolio review and interview should contact Professor Jeff Stover via email
. Requests for auditions/interviews should be made least 3 weeks prior to the desired date of the campus visit. Students should apply for admission and financial aid to the university prior
to their audition and have the above steps completed before arranging an interview. The deadline for auditions and scholarship is March 1st.
Those wishing to audition will be asked to do one monologue and if you are a singer, prepare one song. If we need to see more, we will ask to see other material. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key and be prepared to sing acepella as sometimes an accompanist may not be available for the audition. Please be sure to provide us with any available headshots and/or resumes.
Those more interested on the technical side of Theatre, be prepared to show any design samples or portfolio materials you may have. Be prepared to answer questions in an interview type setting with additional Theatre faculty members.
Those interested in playwriting and scriptwriting can submit an original ten-minute play, original screenplay and/or any additional writing samples.
While it is highly recommended that those wishing to be considered for a scholarship audition in person, it is also recognized that that is sometimes impossible. We do accept DVD submissions. Those wishing to audition for a performance scholarship – either Musical Theater or Acting – should include monologues and songs as required for the live auditions (please perform all your required material). You may also include brief cuttings from shows in which you have performed. This is especially useful if you are interested in dance and the cutting displays your dance talents. Please include a written explanation of what is contained on the tape along with headshots and resumes. Those wishing to present their design portfolio should do so via CD or DVD is possible. Playwriting applicants should include samples of their work.
Performance Submissions should be directed to:
- Department of Theatre, Cinema and Dance
- Attn: Tee Quillin
- Missouri Western State University
- 4525 Downs Drive
- Saint Joseph, MO 64507