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 Shakespearean monologue 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 their own digital accompaniment (CD/phone). 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/music player/phone 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 their 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:
October 4, 2019 – Our Country’s Good performance weekend
October 25, 2019 – BFA Dance Audition Only
November 9, 2019 – N-Side View Day
November 15, 2019 – Songs for a New World performance weekend
November 16, 2019 – Scholar’s Day
February 14, 2020 – Spring Dance Concert performance weekend
March 14, 2020 – Scholar’s Day
March 20, 2020 – Doubt performance weekend
April 17, 2020 – BFA Dance Audition Only
April 24, 2020 – Newsies performance weekend
Students are required to call 318-357-4483 or contact Brett Garfinkel at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment for an audition.
Selected audition dates are listed above. However, students can call to request alternate audition dates at 318-357-4483 or contact Brett Garfinkel at email@example.com.
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.