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Theatre Arts

Future Students

 Prospective students and transfers must submit their application through the Common Application or the Marymount Website before they can schedule an audition or interview. Once the application has been submitted students will be given access to their Admissions Portal, where they will be able to schedule an audition. The entire admissions file with transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendations does not need to be complete in order to schedule an audition.

 

Audition Dates: New York City

(For Acting, Theatre Performance, Musical Theatre and Directing. No Pre-screen is required.) 

  • November 18, 2017
  • January 20, 2018
  • January 27, 2018
  • February 3, 2018
  • February 10, 2018
  • February 24, 2018 (Transfer and Current Students Only)

INTERVIEW DATES: NEW YORK CITY

(For Design and Technical Production and Producing & Management ONLY. No pre-screen is required.)

  • November 17, 2017
  • January 19, 2018
  • January 26, 2018
  • February 2, 2018
  • February 9, 2018
  • February 23, 2018 (Transfer and Current Students Only)

Audition Dates: Regional

(Pre-Screen is required. Regional auditions are only offered for those interest in Acting, Theatre Performance, and Musical Theatre.)

  • San Francisco: January 4 & 5, 2018
  • Denver: January 21, 2018
  • Atlanta: March 3, 2018

SCHEDULING YOUR AUDITION/INTERVIEW

  • An audition/interview is reqired for students interested in Theatre Performance, Directing, Design & Technical Production, or Producing & Management, as well as the Musical Theatre Minor. 
  • Applicants interested in the BA in Theatre Arts major with concentrations in Theatre and New Media, Writing for the Stage, or Theatre History & Performance Texts are not required to complete an audition/interview for acceptance. However, an additional application, specific to the concentration of interest, must be submitted through the Admissions Portal
On-Campus

For all prospective freshmen and transfers, once you have submitted your Application for Admission, you will have access to the Theatre Audition Form on your Admissions Portal. Here you will be able to select an audition/interview date.

You are not required to submit all transcripts, test scores, and recommendations to gain access, just the Application itself.

You DO NOT need to submit pre-screen materials for an NYC audition/interview, unless all audition/interview dates are booked and you would like to be put on a waitlist.

Once you receive an audition confirmation, you will receive further information about what to prepare and the format of the interview/audition.  PLEASE DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS UNTIL YOUR AUDITION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.

All prospective students and their families are invited to attend the information sessions about our Theatre Arts programs that are offered at each of the Saturday interview/audition dates. At these sessions faculty present an overview of the College and Theatre Arts programs, and answer your questions.

Prospective students for the concentrations in Design & Technical Production and Producing & Management are interviewed by faculty on Fridays, the day before scheduled Saturday interview/audition dates. 

Off-Campus

Students applying for the BFA in Acting, BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Theatre Performance and Musical Theatre can audition at one of our regional sites. In order to be considered for a regional audition slot, a student must first submit pre-screen materials through their Admissions Portal.

Once the faculty has reviewed your pre-screen material, applicants will be notified as to whether they will be granted a regional audition.  PLEASE DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS UNTIL YOUR AUDITION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.  In your confirmation letter for your off-campus interview/audition you will be notified as to how those interview/audition days will be conducted. 

As required for on-campus auditions, all prospective freshmen and transfers must have submitted your Application for Admission with the college. The faculty will not review your materials for a regional audition, until you have submitted your college application.

Digital Audition

All applicants are strongly encouraged to interview/audition in person. If extraordinary circumstances prevent travel to New York City or a regional site, a digital portfolio may be submitted through their Admissions Portal.

As required for on-campus and regional auditions/interviews, all prospective freshmen and transfers must have submitted your Application for Admission with the college. The faculty will not review your materials, until you have submitted your college application.

 

Digital & Pre-screen Requirements

Musical Theatre
  • Headshot & Resume
  • 2-minute video introduction. Must include: Formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre. 
  • 2-minute contemporary monologue.
  • 2 contrasting 16-bar cuts.
Monologue Only
  • Headshot & Resume
  • 2-minute video introduction. Must include: Formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre. 
  • 2-minute contemporary monologue.
Directing, Design, and Producing & Management
  • Headshot & Resume
  • 2-minute video introduction. Must include: Formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre. 
  • Portfolio of work.

 

Scholarships

(All applicants who complete their application to the theatre program are automatically considered for a Theatre Arts Award.)

Based on your audition or interview and your academic record and family need, Theatre Arts Awards may be awarded in both the BA in Theatre Arts and the BFA in Acting. Your admissions file to the College must be completed in the Admissions Office by March 17 to be considered for a Theatre Arts Award. Any admissions file completed after this date will be considered for a Theatre Arts Award based on remaining funds available. No additional written application is required for Theatre Arts Awards. 

RE-AUDITION PROCESS

Students who were not accepted into the Theatre Arts programs after their first audition may not audition again. Those who did not audition prior to attendance at Marymount are eligible to audition during the Spring semester of their first year. This will be effective for students entering for Fall 2018.

Higher education opportunity program

Prospective Theatre students who are HEOP applicants are encouraged to apply to the HEOP program by December 15th and schedule their Theatre Arts audition/interview as early as possible.  For more information on the HEOP program, please refer to the HEOP page or contact Keith Windsor at kwindsor@mmm.edu. 

If you have any questions about the Department of Theatre Arts or would like to schedule a class visit, please contact Theatre Recruitment and Admissions at 212-774-0767 or email us at theatre@mmm.edu.  You may also contact Kevin Kemler at 212-517-0514 or email him at kkemler@mmm.edu. We look forward to speaking with you!