Wilkes University

Performing Arts Request for Audition form

If you would like to schedule an audition to be accepted into one of our programs, please complete and submit the form below.

2021 Audition Dates

  • Feb. 13
  • March 6
  • April 17

Scholarship awards are determined on a rolling basis, it is to your advantage to audition early; please note that you must be accepted to the University before your audition date.

Due to the pandemic, in addition to on campus auditions, we are also accepting recorded and virtual auditions. Please use the form below to schedule..

Audition Requirements

Theatre Arts Degree

Acting Audition

Two Contrasting Monologues (each 1–2 minutes)
Be prepared to perform two contrasting monologues; e.g. one comic and one dramatic, or one classical (written before 1700) and one modern. The pieces should be from a published play and must be memorized.

All applicants are required to submit:

  • A head shot or photograph.
  • A resume.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from an academic instructor.

Musical Theatre Degree

Acting Audition

Two Contrasting Monologues (each 1–2 minutes)

The two monologues can be contrasting in any way such as one comic and one dramatic, or one classical (written before 1700) and one modern. The pieces should be from a published play and must be memorized.

Voice Audition

Two Contrasting Songs

One song should demonstrate your ability to sing in your “chest” or “head” voice. Most “up tempo” Broadway numbers are appropriate. The other should be a Broadway ballad. You may perform the entire song, but do not need to do multiple verses. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist, who will be provided.

Dance Audition

All applicants will be given an “on-the-spot” audition. If you have had dance experience, you will be given dance combinations in ballet, jazz, tap and modern. If you have had no or little dance experience, you will be given a simple movement combination to determine your dance potential. A prepared piece is welcomed, but not required. Video auditions will be sent a "routine" which must be learned and submitted.

All applicants are required to submit:

  • A head shot or photograph.
  • A resume.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from an academic instructor.

(Please wear appropriate dance wear to audition)

Theatre Design and Technology Degree

Prospective students interested in theatre design and technology are asked to schedule an interview.

All applicants are required to present:

  • A resume.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from an academic instructor.
  • A portfolio containing samples of their art or design work. Portfolios may be sent to dpa@wilkes.edu.

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