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Playwriting Track Interviews

Interview Dates

January 18, 2020, New York, NY
January 19, 2020, New York, NY

Please register here for your interview . Payment of a non-refundable interview fee of $50 is required immediately after registering for your interview. Your confirmation email will include a payment link. You must pay the interview fee in a timely manner, in order to avoid cancellation of your interview.

We also offer a theatre minor for undergraduate students, which does not require an interview.


The University application deadline is November 1, 2019. Late applications will be accepted, but only on a case-by-case basis.
You must schedule your interview slot by December 15, 2019.

Requirements and Guidelines

Your interview will be with Daniel Alexander Jones, Head of the Playwriting Track.
Your playwriting track interview will include a discussion of your writing sample. Therefore, at least three weeks prior to your interview date, please email your writing sample to Professor 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 sample:

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

Playwriting Interview days begin at 10 a.m. Interviews are scheduled every few minutes throughout the day. After you register for your interview, 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 at least 30-45 minutes for your interview.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to talk with our theatre ambassadors about the program while you wait for your appointment. The ambassadors provide tours of the school and the residence halls throughout the day.

Finally, 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.

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.

Scenes from various theatre productions