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Department of Theater and Dance

Scholarship Auditions

Auditions/interviews are open to all first-year students interested in majoring in theater. You must apply for admission to Christopher Newport prior to auditioning.

Request your audition date here. Your reservation is not guaranteed until confirmation is received.

We will assign audition/interview times, with each lasting approximately 10 minutes. The order will be determined on the audition day.

Requirements for Acting Candidates

  • One dramatic monologue
  • One comedic monologue
  • Combined length must not exceed 3 minutes
  • Current headshot (if available) and performance resume

Requirements for Musical-Theater / Dance Candidates

  • One 60–90 second monologue
  • Two songs, 16–32 bars of each, from musical theater, one up-tempo, one ballad.
  • Marked sheet music for songs as accompanist will be provided.
  • Participate in dance call (optional).
  • Current headshot (if available) and resume

Dance Call

  • Theater faculty will teach a three-minute dance routine
  • All candidates should wear black pants or jazz shorts with tights, leotard, jazz top or form fitted T-shirt, jazz shoes

Requirements for Design/Tech Candidates

Present a portfolio or other examples of your work and be prepared for a 5–10 minute interview with members of our faculty.

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