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Prepare Your Video Audition


In order to be considered for acceptance into the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre program, a department scholarship or both, prospective theatre majors to Purdue Fort Wayne should submit a video audition. The video audition requires you to perform two pieces: a performance of a song from a Broadway musical and a performance of a 1 to 2 minute monologue from a published play. Please work on these pieces until fully memorized and polished, and then video them. Note that prospective students seeking an acting concentration may opt to perform two monologues instead of a monologue and a song, if they wish.

Before performing your pieces, include an introduction that: 1) announces your name and your high school, 2) indicates whether you are applying for the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, the B.A. in Theatre with a concentration in either Acting or Musical Theatre, or simply applying for a department scholarship, and 3) identifies the pieces you will be performing, indicating play title and character name.  

Upload your video to Youtube, and send the Chair of the Department of Theatre Beverly Redman, your Youtube link at [email protected]. While this completes the process, the department also invites you to interview with the Chair or schedule a campus visit or department tour.  Prospective students who are interested in a B.A. with either a concentration in Directing or Design/Technology, without a performance concentration, should contact Dr. Redman and arrange an interview.