Acting & Directing Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the BFA in Theatre with Emphasis in Acting & Directing at Sam Houston. We're looking forward to receiving your audition and learning more about you. Registration for our 2023-24 audition season will open in early September 2023.

LIVE AUDITIONS ON CAMPUS:

Friday, November 3rd, 2023 (for Spring 2024 consideration & Fall 2024 consideration)
Friday, February 2nd, 2024 (for Fall 2024 consideration)
Friday, April 5th, 2024 (for Fall 2024 consideration)

RECORDED AUDITION OPTIONS:
APRIL 13th, 2023 (for Fall 2024 consideration)

For ALL auditions, to get started, head to our landing page at GetAcceptd. 

Once your audition Acceptd application has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with more details regarding the audition. You DO NOT need to have applied and been accepted to the University before auditioning. This audition will be your scholarship audition as well so you DO NOT need to participate in a separate scholarship audition.

When submitting your audition materials, you will be asked for the following:

  1. Headshot
  2. Resume
  3. 2 Letters of Recommendations & Transcript for Transfers
  4. Two contrasting Monologues. (these will be performed live if attending live auditions)
    • Total time of two pieces together not to exceed 3 minutes.
    • One of the monologues must be from a contemporary play.
    • Both pieces memorized.
  1. Personal Statement Video (this will be recorded and uploaded before attending live auditions)
    • A “wild card” video that helps us see your personality, essence and authenticity. Consider these ideas for your “wild card” video:
      • Why you want to pursue performing as a profession.
      • What you like to do outside of performance.
      • How you realize and express your true essence in your everyday experiences.

Once again, thank you for your interest in Sam Houston.

For more information, please contact us using the contact information:

Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre
Kevin Crouch, Coordinator of Acting & Directing
Box 2297, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341-2297
Phone:(936)294-1333 | Email at kevincrouch@shsu.edu 

DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP

We offer a significant amount of department scholarships each year for new students. Your audition for the Theatre & Musical Theatre Program will serve as your department scholarship audition therefore you do not need to participate in the Theatre Scholarship Audition process. Individuals wishing to be considered for a department scholarship should fill out a scholarship application at Scholarships4Kats. Candidates will be notified via email before May 1 regarding department scholarships. 

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

You might also consider applying for scholarships through the University. Application deadline for University scholarships is November 1. Apply at Scholarships4Kats.‚Äč