Theatre Scholarship Information

Scholarship Auditions 

In compliance with CDC recommendations, all on campus auditions have been suspended until further notice.
Auditions for the Musical Theatre program
have been completed for fall 2020.
Auditions will reopen in the fall for spring 2021 and fall 2021.

At that time we will accept submitted auditions through GETACCEPTD.
On campus auditions will be re-evaluated
in the fall and will follow CDC guidelines.

 For further information regarding audition, please contact Eric Marsh elm008@shsu.edu

The Scholarship Team in the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office coordinates and administers Sam Houston State University scholarship programs for all student classification levels. SHSU utilizes a streamlined application, Scholarship 4Kats which will match a student with all scholarships they are eligible for.  Students are notified via mail from the department offering the scholarship and via e-mail from the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office if they are awarded.

For Priority Consideration

  • 1 November - Freshman
  • 1 January     -  Returning SHSU students

You must first complete the Scholarship 4Kats general application form
• Students who wish to pursue a BFA in Theatre with emphasis in Acting and Directing, Design and Technology,Theatre Studies, or Teacher Certification should also complete the Theatre Scholarship form.

Theatre Scholarship Form  *(You must first complete the Scholarship 4Kats general application form  first)
• SHSU Department Theatre and Musical Theatre list of Scholarship requirements

Auditions

Musical Theatre Auditions
Online Auditions and Portfolio Submission Only

Your audition for the Musical Theatre Program will serve as your scholarship audition. You must first also complete the Scholarship 4Kats general application form.

Please follow the submission information for Musical Theatre as posted on the Musical Theatre page. 

Musical Theatre page

For guideline and requirement questions please contact: Laura Avery lka005@shsu.edu

Design,Technology, and Scholarship Auditions
Online Auditions and Portfolio Submission Only

We are accepting online audition and portfolio submissions until April 15th.

For all Theatre scholarship auditions that were scheduled for March 28, All students registered should have been contacted by Eric Marsh, elm008@shsu.edu on how to submit their materials. If you were not, please contact him for information.

Send your design or technical portfolio with examples of your work and skills in drawing, drafting, sewing, lighting, scene construction, or design. Prompt books are welcome for stage managers. In addition, send a head shot, resume', and two letters of recommendation, one from a theatre teacher and one from another teacher or director.

Acting and Directing Auditions 
Online Auditions and Portfolio Submission Only

We are accepting online audition and portfolio submissions until April 15th.

Send two contrasting monologues, totaling no more than three minutes, head shot, resume', and two letters of recommendation one from a theatre teacher and one from another teacher or director.  

For further information regarding Acting and Directing auditions, please contact Kevin Crouch kevincrouch@shsu.edu

We are looking forward to viewing your submissions and hope to see you in the fall.

For more information contact Eric Marsh, elm008@shsu.edu, Laura Avery lka005@shsu.edu, Kevin Crouch kevincrouch@shsu.edu, Kris Hanssen, drm_kxh@shsu.edu