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Directing Major Interviews


The Good Person of Szechwan, directed by Elizabeth Margid, Fordham mainstage

Above: Elizabeth Margid, Head of the Directing Track, answers questions at a faculty Q&A. (Also shown, Artist in Residence, Dawn Saito.)

One Flea Spare, directed by directing major, Sydney Painter

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, directed by Elizabeth Margid, Fordham mainstage


2013-2014 Fordham Theatre Program's Audition/Interview schedule

Fordham Lincoln Center
113 West 60th St. (at Columbus Ave.), 12th Fl. Lounge

Saturday, January 25, 2014 (Closed)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014 (Closed)

Directing interviews are only held during the dates indicated in NYC, at the Lincoln Center campus - not at regional locations.

Auditions and interviews must be scheduled no later than December 14, 2013.

Theatre applicants must submit academic applications to Fordham University no later than November 8th. Please check off "Early Action" on the Common Application, but be aware that decisions will not be released until March.

All interviews are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. If all interviews days are filled by the time you call or email to schedule, you may be able to schedule an individual interview on another date with one of the Playwriting Faculty (please see below for more information), but your interview must be scheduled by December 14, 2013.

A live interview is required for the directing track. Please submit the following materials to Elizabeth Margid either by email or snail mail at the address below at least 2 weeks prior to your interview:

1) A resume

2) A written statement on any of the following topics (a couple of pages):

  - A Production that you've seen that has inspired you and the reasons why

 - A playwright whose work you'd like to direct and the reasons why

 - Your vision for a production that you've directed or would like to direct

3) Optional: production photos/video of work you've directed, or visual images that suggest your vision for a production that you'd like to direct. You may include a web address where materials can be viewed rather than send them. Please contact Elizabeth Margid at with any questions.

Mailing address:
Professor Elizabeth Margid
Fordham University Theatre Program
113 West 60th Street, Rm. 423
New York, NY 10023

All Interviews must be scheduled by December 14, 2013

Other Interview Deadlines 2013/2014
Incoming freshmen and transfers: Monday, February 10, 2014 (Closed)

Scheduling Form:
To schedule your interview, please click here.

What to Expect on Interview Day:

The interviews are held at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus (113 W. 60th Street, NYC). Each day begins at 10:00 AM. You will be e-mailed a confirmation of your interview time. Please be early for your interview. We will make every attempt to stay on schedule, but please be prepared to stay if we run late. You can expect to stay between an half an hour to three hours depending on if you participate in the Q & A session and/or take a tour of the campus and dorm.

The Q & A session each day will begin at 1:00 pm (and last until approximately 1:45 pm). This is a time when the theatre faculty will talk with parents and prospective students about the theatre program.

Prospective students will also have an opportunity to talk with our Theatre Ambassadors about the program while you wait for your appointment time. The Ambassadors will also periodically be giving tours of the school and the dorms throughout the day. Ms. Sarah Dougan from the Office of Undergraduate Admission will be present as well to answer any questions you have regarding admission, housing, and financial aid.

At the interview you will be meeting with Elizabeth Margid, Head of the Directing Track.

We do not conduct phone interviews.
You must interview in person for the directing track.



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