Theatre Scholarship

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

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:
Schedule for the Day:
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Continental breakfast and meeting with our theatre faculty. 
  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:50 p.m. 
    • Design portfolio review
    • Acting auditions
    • Tour our facilities
    • Acting/script workshop
    • Design workshop
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch on campus.  Prospective students will have lunch with current students.  Family members will have lunch with faculty .
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Discussion of the Southwestern Theatre Department curricula and opportunities; Time with the Southwestern University Admissions Team followed by a Q&A session
  • 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.
  • 5:15 p.m. Optional Q&A Session

Register Now for November 17

register now for March 1

Please read the 2019-2020 Audition Guidelines  .

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

  • TETA: September 26 -29, 2019 in Dallas, Texas
  • North Texas Drama Auditions: November 21, 2019, in Plano, Texas 

Sarofim Scholarships in Theatre are for Theatre majors only.



For any questions regarding auditions please contact:

Laura Sewell at