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Auditions and Interviews

Contact the School of Theatre and Dance to make an appointment to attend an audition, interview and/or portfolio review.

Audition and Scholarship Interview Day
(All degrees in Theatre and Dance)

Monday, February 19, 2018.

Location: NIU Campus -- School of Theatre and Dance -
See Directions and Campus Maps

Applicants to BFA in Acting, BFA in Design and Technology, and BA in Theatre Studies programs contact the school (contact information for each individual area below) to schedule an audition, portfolio presentation, or interview. Appointments are required for auditions or portfolio reviews. Auditions and interviews will take place at Grant South, Tower A beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing until 4:00 p.m.

Additional BFA Acting On-Campus Audition Dates:

TBA

 

BFA in Acting 
Professor Stanton Davis
815.753.8278 
BFA_Acting@niu.edu

BFA in Design and Technology 
Professor Tracy Nunnally
815.753.9342 
BFA_DesignTechnology@niu.edu

BA in Theatre Studies
Professor Tracy Nunnally
815.753.9342
BA_TheatreStudies@niu.edu

BFA in Dance Performance
Professor Judith Chitwood
815.753.5503
BFA_Dance@niu.edu 

NOTEPlease contact Professor Judith Chitwood for location and requirements. The dance audition consists of a ballet class with modern and jazz dance combinations. There is no audition fee and application packets can be filled out that day. Proper dance attire is required.

Off-Campus Auditions BFA in Acting Programs

Michigan Thespian Festival
Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, Michigan
December 14-16, 2017

ITA Auditions – Illinois High School Theatre Festival
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
January 11-13, 2018

Unified Auditions – New York City
Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., New York, New York
January 19-21, 2018

Unified Auditions – Chicago
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe St., Chicago, Illinois
February 4-8, 2018

Unified Auditions – Los Angeles
Westin Hotel, 5400 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, California
February 8-11, 2018

Off-Campus Interviews for the for BFA and MFA in Design and Technology Programs

BFA, MFA - Live Design International (LDI)
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 14-19, 2017

BFA - Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival (Tentative)
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin
November 16-18, 2017  

BFA, MFA - Michigan Thespian Festival
Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, Michigan
December 14-16, 2017

BFA – Illinois High School Theatre Festival
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
January 11-13, 2018

MFA - University/Resident Theatre Association (URTA) - Chicago 
Westin Hotel, 909 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
January 26-28, 2018

BFA - UNIFIED Auditions - Chicago 
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, Illinois
February 4-8, 2018

BFA, MFA - United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
Broward County Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 14-18, 2018

Off-Campus Interviews for the BA In Theatre Studies Program

Live Design International (LDI)
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 14-19, 2017

Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival (Tentative)
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin
November 16-18, 2017  

Michigan Thespian Festival
Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, Michigan
December 14-16, 2017

Illinois High School Theatre Festival
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
January 11-13, 2018

MFA - University/Resident Theatre Association (URTA) - Chicago 
Westin Hotel, 909 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
January 26-28, 2018

BFA - UNIFIED Auditions - Chicago 
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, Illinois
February 4-8, 2018

BFA, MFA - United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
Broward County Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 14-18, 2018

Contact Us

For more information about academic programs or productions: 

Office: 815-753-1334
Fax: 815-753-8415
Email: theatreinfo@niu.edu

Box Office: 815-753-1600; sotdboxoffice@niu.edu