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Playwriting Track Interviews

Interview Dates

We'll be interviewing in New York in January (2019). Please check back on this page for the specific interview dates which will be updated by late September.

Also, a non-refundable interview fee of $50 is required after registering for your interview. Once you have registered, your confirmation email will include a payment link. Please check back on this page for the registration link which will be updated by late September. You must pay the interview fee, in a timely manner, in order to avoid cancellation of your interview. However, if you are an internal transfer, the fee will be waived. Please notify us after registering for your interview.


The University application deadline is now please check back for a specific date deadline which will be updated by late September. Late applications will be accepted, but only on a case-by-case basis.

You must schedule your interview by please check back for a specific date deadline which will be updated by late September.

Requirements and Guidelines

Your interview will be with Daniel Alexander Jones, Head of the Playwriting Track.

Your playwriting major interview will include a discussion of your writing sample. At least three weeks prior to your interview date, please email your writing sample to Prof. Daniel Alexander Jones at Submit your best writing for your writing sample, and feel free to send several pieces to represent your artistic voice. We accept plays, short stories, and poetry for the writing sample. Please include the following information with your writing sample:

  • your name
  • your address
  • your phone number
  • your email address

New York City interview days begin at 10 a.m. and 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 residence halls throughout the day.

You will also have 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.

If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled interview days, you may be able to schedule an individual interview on another date, or through a Skype session. Please contact us at to discuss this possibility.

If you have any further questions about the playwriting interview or writing sample, please contact Daniel Alexander Jones at


Contact: or 212-636-7562.