Please be aware that there is NO EARLY ACTION admission for Theatre Majors.
NEW YORK CITY - Fordham Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th St. (at Columbus Ave.), 12th Fl. Lounge
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2013
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013 (This date is full)
CHICAGO, IL Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA
The Westin Los Angeles Airport 5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2013
All auditions are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. If all audition days are filled by the time you call or e-mail to schedule, you will need to audition by sending a DVD of your two monologues.
2012-2013 PERFORMANCE MAJOR AUDITION DEADLINES
If you are planning on auditioning, the deadline to schedule an audition is DECEMBER 15, 2012.
DVD Auditions (DVDs are the only acceptable format. VHS, Mini or DV tapes will NOT BE VIEWED). See guidelines on this site. Must be postmarked by:
Incoming freshmen: MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
Transfer students: FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013
MONOLOGUE REQUIREMENTS Two monologues:
- One classical (i.e. Shakespearean, Restoration, the Greeks)
- One contemporary
Time requirement: Maximum of 1 1/2 minutes for each monologue (or 3 minutes total)
Pease time your monologues! We will be adhering strictly to this time limit; running over the 1 1/2 minute time limit will result in someone from the faculty cutting you off and will not reflect favorably on your audition.
The number one thing we want to tell you regarding your monologues: SHOW US WHAT YOU LOVE.
Choice of material is so important. Choose material that you LOVE. Choose a character and a play that you are passionate about.
Your monologues should be selected with contrasts in mind: differences in tone (humorous or serious), language styles, and character. Mature roles are fine, but don't force it. We don't recommend, for example, that you try dialects you aren’t totally comfortable with, or to leap into a climactic moment in Greek tragedy. These choices won't tell us about you, and are hard to pull off in an audition situation. Think about your widest acting range as it is now, and show us that. If your selections are physically active, that's even better.
PLEASE NOTE: Singing will not be required at the audition. Musical Theatre is a very small component of the Fordham program; the curriculum provides one musical theatre course. Students interested in musical theatre can supplement their Fordham training with dance courses at Alvin Ailey for up to four Fordham credits (call Undergraduate Admission at 212-636-6710 for more information). There are also many excellent dance studios within a close proximity of the Lincoln Center Campus. Students interested in continuing their vocal training also have many options throughout the city.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON AUDITION DAY
New York City Auditions
The New York City auditions are held at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus (113 W. 60th Street, NYC). Each audition day begins at 10:00 AM. You will be e-mailed a confirmation of your audition time. (Auditions are scheduled every five minutes throughout the day). Please be early for your audition. 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 a half-hour andthree 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 withour Theatre Ambassadorsabout 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. 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.
On the audition day, you will be auditioning for two or more of the following theatre faculty:
MATTHEW MAGUIRE, Theatre Program Director
TINA BENKO, Acting Faculty
GEORGE DRANCE, Artist In Residence, Acting Faculty
DANIEL ALEXANDER JONES, Acting Faculty and Head of the Playwriting Program
ELIZABETH MARGID, Acting Faculty and Head of the Directing Program
CARLA JACKSON, Theatre Program Administrator
DAWN SAITO, Artist In Residence, Acting Faculty, and Teacher of Movement
We will give you specific information when we send your confirmation email. This information will include audition location, time, etc. Please be early for your audition. We will make every attempt to stay on schedule, but please be prepared to stay if we run late. You can expect to stay approximately a half hour to 45 minutes depending on schedule.
To schedule your audition, please click here. The deadline for scheduling your audition is December 15, 2012.