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Audition and Interview Requirements

Student actors performing for "American Idiot" show photo

American Idiot, 2021.

About the Auditions and Interviews

Admission into the Xavier University Theatre program is competitive. Any student interested in being considered as a Xavier Theatre, Musical Theatre or Theatre Education major must audition and/or interview with the Theatre faculty. This process includes either an audition or tech/design presentation and a personal interview.

It is required that you start the process by submitting either the Xavier Online Application or the Common Application. Once the applicant is accepted to Xavier University, they can and should submit the Theatre Major Application. After the theatre application has been received, you will be contacted by someone in the program to set an audition/interview time on the date you select.


AUDITION AND INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS FOR FALL 2022

Auditions and interviews usually last approximately 45 minutes. Current students will be available to answer any questions and to show you around the theatre facilities.

AUDITION AND INTERVIEW DATES FOR FALL 2022 AND SPRING 2023

Saturday, November 19, 2022: 12:00-6:00pm

Saturday, January 21, 2023: 12:00pm-6:00pm 

Sunday, February 12, 2023: 10:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday, February 18, 2023: 10:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday, March 4, 2023: 12:00-6:00pm

Saturday, March 25, 2023: 10:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm

*Students may choose to audition either in-person or via online format (Zoom). Please indicate your preference on the Theatre Major Application Form. 

B.A. Theatre

Performance

Prepare and bring the following to your audition:

  • Two contemporary monologues (1-2 minutes each in length), OR
    One contemporary monologue and one contemporary musical theatre song (prepare the entire song). Please bring sheet music for the accompanist.
  • Submit your current headshot (8x10) and resume on the Theatre Major Application Form.

Technical Theatre or Design

Bring the following to the interview:

  • Portfolio of past production materials.
  • Submit your current headshot and resume on the Theatre Major Application Form. If you do not have a headshot, please submit a favorite picture of yourself in 8x10 format.

B.A. Musical Theatre

Prepare and bring the following:

  • Two contemporary musical theatre songs (prepare the entire song).
  • One contemporary monologue (1-2 minutes in length).
  • Submit your current headshot (8x10) and resume on the Theatre Major Application Form.
  • Prior to your audition date, please email a dance video via private YouTube link to skiless1@xavier.edu. Follow these guidelines:
    • Perform a one-minute dance in whatever discipline you are most comfortable. Suggested genres include contemporary, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, African, or tap.
    • Use movements and steps that you can execute skillfully.
    • All choreography must be performed to music.
    • You should be the only person in the video. 
    • Please do not submit videos from performances.
    • Dancer’s entire body must be in frame the entire time. 

B.S. Theatre Education

Prepare and bring the following:

  • Submit your current headshot (8x10) and resume on the Theatre Major Application Form.
  • If Technical Theatre/Design focus: A portfolio of past production materials.
  • If Performance focus: Two contemporary monologues (1-2 minutes in length), OR One contemporary monologue and one contemporary musical theatre song (prepare the entire song). Please bring sheet music for the accompanist.