Theatre Scholarship

Southwestern Theatre Majors are eligible for the Sarofim Scholarship by auditioning on one of our Audition Workshop days.

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Prospective students are encouraged to audition and/or participate in a portfolio review for the Sarofim Scholarship at one of our Audition Workshop days. These workshops offer you an in-depth look into the Theatre Department and introduce you to our faculty . The Audition Workshops are NOT required in order to join the Theatre Department or major in theatre at Southwestern. Once accepted into Southwestern, any student can become a theatre major if they choose to do so. Candidates that receive the Sarofim Scholarship are eligible for additional assistance, including Southwestern scholarships .

Audition Workshop Dates:
  • November 17, 2019
  • March 1, 2020
Schedule for the Day:

(Will be updated after August 1, 2019)

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  The morning session will begin with a continental breakfast and will include meeting our theatre faculty. 
  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
    • Audition/portfolio review
    • Tour our facilities
    • Acting/script workshop.
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch on campus.  Prospective students will have lunch with current students.  Family members will have lunch with the faculty.
  • 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Discussion of the Southwestern Theatre Department curricula and opportunities; followed by a Q&A session
  • 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m Time with the Southwestern University Admissions Team
  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the fall see the production Twelve Angry Jurors; in the spring see Little Women: the Broadway Musical.

Registration for auditions will open by August 31, 2019

Please read the 2018-2019 Audition Guidelines  for an idea of what this season’s guidelines will be.

Can’t make it to campus?  Visit us at various conventions this audition season

Sarofim Scholarships in Theatre are for Theatre majors only.



For any questions regarding auditions please call:

Julie Hudson at 512-863-1548.