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Directing Major Interviews

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

One Flea Spare, directed by directing major, Sydney Painter

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


Directing Major Interviews


Interviews must be scheduled no later than December 15.

Interview Dates

January 24, 2015 New York, NY
January 25, 2015 New York, NY
January 31, 2015 New York, NY

Please note that Directing Major interviews will be held ONLY in New York City during the dates indicated in the interview calendar.

Your interview will be with Elizabeth Margid, Head of the Directing Track.

Please use our Directing interview calendar in order to schedule your interview.

Requirements and Guidelines

Your Directing Major interview will include a discussion of your personal statement on directing. At least two weeks prior to your interview, please send (electronically or by postal service) the following materials to Prof. Elizabeth Margid, Head of the Directing Track.
  • ● A resume
  • ● 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; or Your vision for a production that you've directed or would like to direct
  • ● 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.
If you are interested in applying to the directing program, but can't make it to the interviews, please send your interview materials to Elizabeth Margid. After reviewing, she may decide to arrange a phone or Skype interview. Email and questions can be sent to:

Hard copies can be mailed to the following address:

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

New York City interview days begin at 10:00 AM; interviews are scheduled every few minutes throughout the day. After you schedule your interview online you will receive an email 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 later than your scheduled time should we run late. You should plan to stay for 30-45 minutes for your interview.

At the interview, you will also have the opportunity to talk with our Theatre Ambassadors about the program while you wait for your appointment time. The Ambassadors also give tours of the school and the dorms throughout the day.

New York City interviews offer the option to attend a Fordham Theatre Q&A session. The Q&A session will begin each day at 1:00 PM and is approximately 45 minutes long. This is a time when the Theatre faculty will talk with parents and prospective students about the Theatre program. A representative from the Office of Undergraduate Admission will also be present to answer any questions you have regarding admission, housing, and financial aid.

If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled interview days, you may be able to schedule an individual interview on another date. Please contact us at to discuss this possibility. We do not permit telephone interviews for the Directing Major.

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