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Directing Track Interviews

Interview Dates

January 18, 2020, New York, NY
January 19, 2020, New York, NY
January 25, 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 . However, if you are an internal transfer, the fee will be waived. Please notify us after registering for 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 by December 15, 2019.

Requirements and Guidelines

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

The interview will include a discussion of your personal statement on directing. Therefore, at least two weeks prior to your interview, please send (electronically or by postal service) the following materials to Professor 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 are unable to attend in-person interviews, please still register for an in-person interview in the interview registry, but add to the notes that you would like to have a Skype session instead of an in-person interview. Also, you must include your Skype address in the notes. Note: In-person interviews are highly encouraged. Again, it is imperative that you send your personal statement on directing to Professor Margid at least TWO weeks ahead of your Skype session. All Skype sessions are in EST. Please contact us at with any questions. We do not permit telephone interviews for the Directing Major.

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

Interviews begin at 10 a.m.; interviews are scheduled every few minutes throughout the day. After you schedule your interview online, you will receive an auto-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.

The day of 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 will provide tours of the school, including the dorms, throughout the day.

Finally, you also have the option to attend a Fordham Theatre Q&A session. The Q&A session begins each interview day at 1 p.m. and is approximately 45 minutes long. During this time, the Theatre faculty talks 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 212-636-7562.

Scenes from various theatre productions