Auditions and Admissions

Audition for a spot in our theatre design or acting programs.

Your theatre career starts here with your application for admission to Adelphi. The Office of University Admissions encourages you to learn about financial aid and scholarships and complete and submit an application.

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Your admission to our theatre program is by audition. You will be required to present two monologues of two to three minutes each. One monologue should be classical (Shakespeare, Marlowe, Molière, Greek theatre, etc.) and the other contemporary.

Your audition will also determine whether you’ll receive one of our several talent scholarships.

Call Barbara Sullivan at 516.877.4930 to make an appointment or ask us any questions about the audition process.

Audition Dates

Saturday – November 2, 2019
Saturday – December 7, 2019
Saturday – February 29, 2020
Saturday – March 28, 2020


Entrance into the program is determined by review of your portfolio for design or by interview for technical theatre. The directors and resident designers of the program will conduct the interviews. For the interview, you will need:

  • Written statement about your professional goal
  • Informal photograph for our files
  • Written résumé of your educational background and professional and nonprofessional theatre experience
  • Examples of previous artistic experience such as lighting plots, designs, sketches
  • Portfolio of your work including drawings, paintings, models, sculpture pieces, or photographs of such work if available
  • Stage management candidates must submit one to three letters of recommendation from directors and producers and/or evidence of ability and promise, in lieu of art work.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Several departmental scholarships are available for dance students.

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Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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