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Performance Track Auditions

Audition Dates

December 4, 2021, New York
December 5, 2021, Virtual
January 22, 2022, New York
January 23, 2022, Virtual
January 29, 2022, New York
January 30, 2022, New York
February 4, 2022, Los Angeles, LAX Westin
February 5, 2022, Los Angeles, LAX Westin
February 7, 2022, Chicago, Palmer House Hilton
February 8, 2022, Chicago, Palmer House Hilton


The university application is due November 10, 2021. Late applications will be accepted, but only on a case-by-case basis.

You must submit your pre-screening materials by November 15, 2021, to be eligible for a callback audition.

If you note our December callback dates as your preferred date, you will be notified of your prescreen result latest November 20, 2021. All other applicants will be notified of their prescreen result latest December 15, 2021.

Pre-screening Requirements and Guidelines

Please follow the requirements and guidelines as you prepare for your audition. If you have a headshot and resume, please upload them at least two weeks in advance of your audition, to the online portal hub:

To submit materials:

  1. You must submit an application for admission to Fordham University, in order to upload your pre-screening materials. This will include a headshot/resume and a self-tape. Once you have applied, you will receive credentials to log into the Online Applicant Portal -after the Office of Admission has acknowledged receipt of your admission application via email. Once you receive your credentials, please log into the Online Applicant Portal, find the section called Portfolio or Materials. This is where you will upload your pre-screening materials

Monologue Information

The Performance Track requires a self-tape of two monologues as described below.

  • One classical monologue (i.e. Shakespearean, Restoration, the Greeks, Sanskrit, Noh, Kabuki; It does not have to be in verse)
  • One contemporary monologue
  • Each monologue should be a maximum of 1.5 minutes long (3 minutes total). Please time your monologues as you prepare for your audition! 
  • Please slate your self-tape with your name and location at the top.

Audition Advice

  • The first thing we learn about you is your choice of play and character. It reveals what work draws you. In your choices lies your talent. Therefore, choose material that you're passionate about.
  • Select monologues that contrast. For example, one dramatic and one comic. Show us the pleasure you take in your range.
  • Playing a mature role, or casting yourself cross-gender, is acceptable.
  • We don't recommend using a dialect unless it's mastered.
  • Embody your scenes with as much movement and physicality as possible.
  • Your audition will not include singing.

After you submit your pre-screening materials, you will receive a confirmation of its receipt. If the panel offers you a callback, then you will receive an invitation to a live audition on Zoom on a specified callback date. Callback audition days begin at 10 a.m.; 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 later than your scheduled time should we run late. You should plan to be available for 30-45 minutes for your audition.

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 residence halls throughout the day. In addition, we offer the option to attend a Fordham Theatre Q&A session. The Q&A session will begin each day at 1 p.m. 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.


Contact: or call 212-636-7562.

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