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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 February 1 to guarantee time for your application to be processed before program acceptance is announced on April 1, 2019.

Admissions Process:

Step One:

Apply to Lindenwood University

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
  • 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. 1)
  • 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
  • DANCE 
    • Submit a dance audition video. This should be at least one video (five max) showcasing 60-75 seconds of your dance technique. You may showcase ballet, jazz, tap, and/or musical theatre. (REQUIRED for Musical Theatre, OPTIONAL for Acting). Submit videos/links to videos through the audition registration website.
  • 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
June 25-30, 2018 International Thespian Festival Lincoln, NE
October 2018 Music Theatre Kansas City Kansas City, MO
November 2 ,2018 On-Campus at Lindenwood St. Charles, MO
November 15, 2018 North Texas Drama Auditions Dallas, TX
November 15-17, 2018 Texas Thespian Festival Houston, TX
November 18, 2018 Houston Area Auditions Houston, TX
November 19 San Antonio Area Auditions San Antonio, TX
January 10-12, 2019 Missouri Thespian Festival Kansas City, MO
February 8, 2019 On-Campus at Lindenwood St. Charles, MO
February 22, 2019 On-Campus at Lindenwood 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 by the deadline posted on the registration website 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 all materials digital.

Emily Jones, Recruitment Coordinator for 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