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Lindenwood Theatre Audition Requirements

Students must apply and audition for acceptance into the BFA Theatre programs (Acting, Musical Theatre, Directing, Stage Management, and Technical Theatre/Design). Please note: Students may not receive program acceptance or scholarship offers until they have been fully accepted into the university. Students should apply to the university no later than December 15 to guarantee time for your application to be processed before our audition day.

Admissions Process:

Step One:

Apply to Lindenwood University (click here).

Step Two:

Prepare for your audition/interview and register to audition in person or via video (Registration).

BFA in Acting

  • One Minute Dramatic Contemporary Monologue
  • One Minute Comedic Contemporary Monologue OR a 16 Bar Musical Theatre Song Selection
  • (Optional) Musical Theatre Dance audition
  • Statement of Intent (up to 250 words)
  • Interview with Theatre Faculty
  • Headshot and Resume

BFA in Directing

  • Perform a One Minute Contemporary Monologue
  • Submit a 2-3 Page Paper Discussing a Play of Your Choosing and How You'd Approach Directing That Particular Production (due with materials on Feb. 9)
  • Interview with Faculty

BFA in Musical Theatre

    • One Minute Contemporary Monologue
    • Two contrasting musical theatre songs (16 bars each)
      Be prepared to sight sing upon request
    • Private On-Campus Audition or Video Submission
      Prepare and perform a 60 – 75 second combination showcasing your technique. Bring your music and means to amplify sound (on-campus audition). Feel free to showcase a combination from a production you were in or create/perform original choreography for the audition.
    • Organized Audition Day
      Be prepared to learn at least one combination in musical theatre dance. You will have your choice of Beginner/Mover or Intermediate/Advanced.
  • Provide your Headshot and Resume
  • Statement of Intent (up to 250 words)
  • Interview with Theatre, Music, and Dance Faculty (via SKYPE for video submissions)

BFA in Stage Management

  • Statement of Intent (up to 250 words)
  • Interview with Theatre Faculty
  • Production Book and Portfolio Review *
  • Resume

BFA in Tech Theatre/Design (Audio, Costumes, Lighting, and Scenery)

  • Statement of Intent (up to 250 words)
  • Portfolio Review
  • Interview with Theatre Faculty*
  • Resume

*We do not want to discourage technical theatre/design or stage management students who have not had extensive experience or did not archive their past work in a portfolio. Therefore, we will interview students and review their resume without the existence of an extensive portfolio. Please email Emily Jones for more information.

BFA Program Audition Dates:

Date Audition Name Location
November 3, 2017 Directing, Tech, and Stage Management Only

Lindenwood University

St. Charles, MO

November 16-17, 2017 North Texas Drama Auditions

North Texas

November 15-18, 2017 Texas Thespian Festival


November 19, 2017 Houston Area Auditions

Houston, Texas

November 20, 2017 San Antonia Area Auditions

San Antonio, Texas

January, 2018 Missouri Thespian Festival

St. Louis, MO

February 16, 2018 On-Campus Theatre Auditions

Lindenwood University

St. Charles, MO

March, 2018 SETC (Southwest Theatre Conference) Mobile, AL
 April 6, 2018 Directing, Tech, and Stage Management Only

Lindenwood University

St. Charles, MO



The following Bachelor of Arts degrees do not require an audition to be accepted into the program:

  • BA in Theatre
  • BA in Theatre with Education Minor (9-12 Speech/Theatre Certification)

Video Submissions

To audition and interview via video, please register and submit your materials. All video submissions must be received no later than Friday, February 9, 2018 in order to be considered for scholarships. Video auditions will be accepted after the deadline, but scholarship money and BFA program space may be limited or unavailable. Please contact Emily Jones if you have any questions or concerns.

Please submit materials no later than Friday, February 9 to:

Emily Jones, Dept. of Theatre
Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301

After reviewing the materials, you will be contacted to set up an interview via Skype or telephone.

Quick Links to Registration and Information

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301