Northwestern Theatre and Dance provides performance/talent based scholarships to theatre majors, theatre minors and dance minors. To receive a scholarship, prospective theatre/dance students must go through an audition/interview process. Students from states outside of Louisiana may also qualify for an out-of-state tuition waiver as part of their scholarship award.
- Actors must present two, contrasting, one minute, memorized monologues from plays. Preferably a “Shakespeare” and a contemporary monologue.
- Musical Theatre Actors must present two contrasting monologues as mentioned above. Plus, at least sixteen measures from a musical theatre selection. The student is asked to bring sheet music for the accompanist. If the student has formal dance training, it is suggested he/she prepare a two to three minute dance piece.
- Dancers must present a two to three minute dance piece. The student will be given a skill placement test and be interviewed by the dance faculty. Students should bring their dance accompaniment on a cd and bring appropriate dance attire.
- Designers/Directors/Stage Managers/Stage Technicians will be evaluated based on an interview process. Students are asked to bring materials that would qualify the students work, experience and talent. These materials can include, but not be limited to portfolios, photographs of productions, designs, artwork/drawings, prompt scripts, and director’s book.
*** Students auditioning/interviewing for scholarships should dress in business/casual attire. ***
Upcoming Audition Dates:
Sept 29, 2017 (Stars of Tomorrow performs this weekend)
October 28, 2017 (Scholar’s College Day)
November 4, 2017 (N-side View Day and Les Liaisons Dangereuses performs this weekend)
February 23, 2018 (Dance Concert performs this weekend)
March 3, 2018 (N-side View Day)
March 10, 2018 (Scholar’s College Day)
March 23, 2018 (An Evening of Tennessee Williams performs this weekend)
April 20, 2018 (Into the Woods performs this weekend)
Students are required to call 318-357-6891 or contact Scott Burrell at email@example.com to make an appointment for an audition.
Selected audition dates are listed below. However, students can call to request alternate audition dates at 318-357-6891 or contact Scott Burrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students should also visit the “Future Students” webpage on the NSU website, https://www.nsula.edu/future-students/ to inquire about applying to NSU, campus tours, housing, etc.