Theatre Department Admission & Scholarship Auditions


We are thrilled that you are considering joining the Theatre Department at Southwestern University to further your passion in the arts!

Here’s everything you need to know…


Audition WORKSHOPS for Enrollment Fall 2017


Our Audition Workshops are your formal audition into the Theatre major at Southwestern. We will also help you get acquainted with the Sarofim School of Fine Arts, learn more about the programs offered, and introduce you to the faculty in the Theatre department.

The Fantasticks


2016/2017 Audition Dates November 13 & February 26





 Schedule for the day! 

  • 9:00 a.m. -9:45 a.m.  The morning session will begin with a continental breakfast and will include meeting our theatre faculty, touring our facilities

  • 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Auditions

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. Acting/Script Workshop

  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on campus.  Prospective students will have lunch with current students.  Family members will have lunch with faculty.

  • 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Designer Presentation

  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. See a Theatre Production

You’re a Goodman Charlie Brown - Nov 13

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play - Feb 26


  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Time with the Southwestern University Admissions Team

Following Day: Pirate Preview

 * Parents are welcomed to all activities except the formal audition.  We even have time in the day for parents to ask all their questions during lunch with faculty.

Complimentary tickets are available to see our Fall production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown OR our Spring production of In the Next Room: The Vibrator Play.


Credit: Carlos Barron


Registration forms for auditions  SIGN UP NOW!





Sarofim Scholarships in Theatre are for Theatre majors only. 

  • Sarofim Scholarships are renewable annually up to four years, based on satisfactory performance and continuation as a theatre major.
  • This scholarship is made with the expectation that you will make significant contributions to the theatrical life of Southwestern University.  Your Sarofim Scholarship is renewable for a total of eight semesters, subject to departmental review of the following criteria: satisfactory academic progress, contribution to the departmental activities, satisfactory performance with promise of continued growth, demonstration of motivation and interest and maintenance of a 3.0 grade point average in theatre coursework and a 2.5 grade point average in your overall studies.  This scholarship is not transferrable to off campus study or study abroad programs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must apply for general admission to Southwestern University separately, and must have an active application to Southwestern University in order to schedule an audition. However, they need not have been accepted yet in order to audition. Please note that, although recommendations will be made following a student’s audition, admission to Southwestern must be granted in order to receive the scholarship. An individual student’s admission status may not be determined until after the final audition deadline in March.

  • Recipients of Sarofim Scholarship in Theatre and Performance Awards may also be eligible for additional assistance such as academic scholarships. In addition, recipients may apply for University need-based aid.

  • For more information, please click: FINANCIAL AIDMERIT SCHOLARSHIPS or call 1-800-252-3166.

  • Any financial aid offer from Southwestern University will be void as of May 1, 2016 if a student accepts financial aid from another college or university.





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