Thank you for your interest in the Theatre Department at Concordia University Ann Arbor! Our theatre department strives to develop artists who use the stage as a tool to expound on their individual creativity to form stories into lasting performances that inspire and positively connect with the community.

Theatre Performance
Theatre Technicians

Scholarship Stipulations

Students receiving scholarships agree to participate in a theatre production semester as a student. This includes enrolling in THTR 101: Theatre Practicum for each successful role auditioned for or in a technical capacity.

Auditions

Students may arrange an in-person audition or submit an online audition. Arranged auditions are subject to the availability of the Theatre Department Faculty. All materials and online submissions can be emailed to Amanda Williams, Amanda.williams@cuaa.edu.

You may audition in one of the following ways:

The Acting Audition
  1. Present two memorized contrasting one-minute monologues from plays or submit a 5-minute highlights real.
  2. Provide your performance/training resume which should include all literature, dance, theatre, music and fine arts classes and workshops taken, and all roles and technical positions in shows.
  3. Provide a 200–250-word essay expressing your theatre goals and aspirations and write about your experience and training.
The Technical Audition
  1. Present a portfolio of your work. This should include photos, programs, sketches, renderings, samples of prompt books, etc. OR provide a one-page letter of recommendation from someone you worked under in a technical capacity.
  2. Provide your performance/training resume which should include all literature, dance, theatre, music and fine arts classes and workshops taken, and all roles and technical positions in shows.
  3. Provide a 200–250-word essay expressing your theatre goals and aspirations and write about your experience and training.
The Musical Theatre Audition
  1. Sing one selection from a musical theatre production that showcases your ability. A pianist will be provided at in-person auditions. You may not sing with your own accompanist, a cappella, or with recorded accompaniment at an in-person audition. You may sing with your own accompanist or with recorded accompaniment for an online audition. You may not sing a cappella for an online audition.
  2. Present a one-minute memorized monologue from a play. The monologue may be comic or dramatic.
  3. Provide your performance/training resume which should include all literature, dance, theatre, music and fine arts classes and workshops taken, and all roles and technical positions in shows.
  4. Provide a 200–250-word essay expressing your theatre goals and aspirations and write about your experience and training.


Audition registration

Click here to register for a Theatre Scholarship Audition!

Frequently asked questions

Questions about the Audition Process? Please click below for answers!

Who can apply for a theatre scholarship?

Theatre scholarships can be awarded to all incoming or transfer full-time students. Returning students are not eligible for new theatre scholarships.

Do I need to minor in theatre for a scholarship?

No. As a liberal arts university, Concordia values the participation of all students in our productions.

Am I talented enough to receive a theatre scholarship?

The audition process at CUAA is designed to be welcoming for students with a wide variety of backgrounds. No matter where you are in your journey, there is a place for you at CUAA. Because of this, we encourage everyone with an interest to apply!

How do I choose a monologue?
  • Choose something that fits you
    • Age, Personality, Etc.
  • Choose a monologue that is active & easy to follow
    • Find something where the stakes are high for your character.
    • Find something that the audition panel can easily follow with no back story
  • Do not do dialects unless your execution of the dialect is flawless
  • You may not use movie monologues for theatre auditions.
Where can I start looking for monologue?
What are some tips for recording my video?
  • Make sure the video and audio are clear
  • Record with full body in the frame
  • Dress as if you were at in-person audition
  • Try to record against a wall or a simple background
  • Do not cut or edit the video
  • Announce your full name
I have more questions. Can I email someone?

For questions, please contact Amanda Williams, Amanda.williams@cuaa.edu.