Theatre Recruitment and Auditions


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A leading destination for the fine and performing arts, the theatre program at Berry is built on a challenging and well-rounded academic curriculum; significant opportunities for student involvement including participation in all levels of production through paid work positions; and a faculty that consists of world-class performers, instructors, and technical experts.

Whether you choose to major or minor in theatre, minor in musical theatre, or simply wish to be part of a diverse artistic community, you can find your place at Berry. We’re excited to help you learn about the many ways that being part of the theatre program will enhance your time here and beyond. Use the link below to help us get to know you, your talent and your interests, and we’ll be in touch!

Theatre Recruitment Form

Scholarship Auditions

Scholarships are available for students who intend to major or minor in Theatre or minor in Musical Theatre at Berry. Theatre scholarships are awarded based on experience and demonstrated talent in acting, stage management, playwriting, research and design/technical activity. 

Scholarship auditions for students interested in enrolling at Berry in Fall 2023 will take place in Fall 2022-Spring 2023, with dates to be announced soon. You will have the opportunity to request an audition later this fall after you have submitted your application for admission.

Actors/Performance

Actors need to prepare two memorized, contemporary or classic monologues from a published play, up to 90 seconds each in length. Additionally (but not required), those who wish to sing may bring a 16-bar cut of a song from a published musical. Singers can request live accompaniment per their audition request form, but they must bring their own sheet music. Requests for an accompanist must be at least 7 days in advance to be granted. Recorded tracks of accompanying music are also allowed, but it is requested that they be piano only.

Design/Tech

Designers/technicians should be prepared to share a portfolio with design renderings, technical drawings (ground plans/light plots/costume renderings, etc.) as well as production photos. Stage managers should be prepared to share prompt scripts. 

Writers/Researchers

Playwrights/researchers should bring two printed copies of three writing samples which could include original short plays, a scene cut from a longer play, a research paper, an essay, or dramaturgical work/samples. As this is an in-person meeting, and not just an online submission, please be prepared to for a positive conversation between artists on the context and motivation behind what you wrote.

Virtual Auditions

Because theatre is a live, in-person experience, it is preferable that students audition with us in person at Berry. However, a virtual option is available for those who cannot make the trip to campus. Should you elect to audition virtually, you will receive an assigned time on your preferred date to complete a live audition and/or interview.

Virtual auditionees should prepare performance selections and/or materials according to the guidelines outlined above based on your concentration area(s). Additional instructions will be provided regarding music, technical portfolios, writing samples, etc. when your audition date and time is confirmed.

For All Auditionees

All students are advised to bring a head shot, current resume, and two letters of recommendation from teachers, directors, etc. who can speak to your qualifications and dedication to theatre. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years.

Current Berry students may also apply for a scholarship, but must schedule an audition or interview with the department.

If you have any questions about the audition process, please contact the Berry College Theatre Office at bctc@berry.edu.

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