Department of Theatre Auditions


Students should apply to LIU Post prior to auditioning by following this link: apply.liu.edu/quickapp/.

THEATRE: Admission to the Theatre program for actors requires an audition and interview. For the Design and Production program an interview is required. The program conducts auditions both on campus; through National Unified Auditions; and regionally. Click here for audition locations and dates.

DANCE: Admission to Dance requires an audition and interview. Click here for audition locations and dates.

ALL auditions and interviews for theatre and dance are by appointment only. To schedule your audition, please fill out the Audition Form. You may also schedule an audition by calling (516) 299-2353 during business hours.

Appointments for theatre auditions at National Unified Auditions are highly recommended. We do accept "walk-in" auditions at National Unified Audition sites time permitting, so stop by our room to request an audition. Please click here to request an appointment at National Unified Auditions. Auditions at regional events may require pre-registration with a sponsoring organization. Please click the links below for more information about registering for regional auditions.

Students who successfully complete their application, audition and interview in the fall will be informed of the department's decision in January. Students who successfully complete their application, audition and interview in the winter or spring will be informed of the department's decision in March.

Theatre Audition/Interview Requirements (For Dance requirements, click here)

Students should prepare two short contrasting contemporary monologues in English from published plays. Please do not use material from monologue books, poetry, movies or television shows, or unpublished plays. Monologues should be from characters aged within 5 – 7 years of student's actual age. Students interested in Musical Theatre should substitute 16 bars of a song for one monologue, and must provide their own recorded accompaniment. Total audition time is 3 minutes. BRING HEADSHOT AND RESUME. Students interested in production and design should bring a portfolio of their recent work.

Video Auditions for Theatre

International students, and domestic students who cannot get to an audition site below, may submit an audition video using the Acceptd website: www.getacceptd.com/liu. Your audition material should follow the guidelines listed above. In addition, for video auditions, we recommend that you shoot the audition in a medium shot, meaning from your waist up, and against a neutral background with no windows. Previously filmed material, edited to a 3-minute audition, is acceptable only if you have principal roles and the material is fictional. No television commercials or industrial film acting is acceptable. All audition material must be in English. Video auditions must be submitted by February 1. Applicants must also complete an application to LIU Post, either on our website (www.liu.edu/post/admissions) or using the Common App (www.commonapp.org).

UNDERGRADUATE THEATRE AUDITIONS: 
B.A./B.F.A. PROGRAMS IN ACTING, DIRECTING, PLAYWRITING, AND MUSICAL THEATRE

LONG ISLAND (all auditions begin at 2:00 PM in the Theatre/Film building)

Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Sun., Mar. 29, 2020

Sun., Apr. 26, 2020

REGIONAL AUDITIONS (Prior registration required with organization or host school as indicated below):

LAS VEGAS:  Oct. 11 - 12, 2019.  Location: Las Vegas Academy of The Arts

KENTUCKY: Oct. 25, 2019.  Location:  Louisville, KY

NORFOLK, VA: Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, 2019.  Location: Hilton Norfolk Hotel.  (Registration: Virginia Theatre Association)

MID-ATLANTIC UNIFIEDS:  Nov. 3, 2019.  Location: Rowan University, New Jersey. (Registration: https://www.midatlanticauditions.com/)

PLANO, TX: Nov. 21, 2019.  North Texas Theatre Auditions. Location/Registration: Collins County Community College.

DALLAS, TX: Nov. 22-23, 2019.  Location: Booker T. Washington H.S.

HOUSTON, TX: Nov. 24, 2019.  Greater Houston Area Auditions.  Location: Kinder H.S. for the Performing and Visual Arts

SAN ANTONIO, TX: Nov. 25, 2019.  Greater San Antonio Area Auditions.  Location: William H. Taft High School

LOUISVILLE, KY: Feb. 26 - Mar. 1, 2020.  Location/Registration:  Southeastern Theatre Conference.  

NATIONAL UNIFIED AUDITIONS (No-fee walk-in auditions slots available!)

NEW YORK CITY:  Jan. 18 - 19, 2020.  Location: Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave., 12th Floor

CHICAGO: Feb. 3 - 6, 2020.  Location: Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe St., Salon 1

LOS ANGELES: Feb. 8 - 9, 2020.  Location: Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5400 W. Century Blvd.

GRADUATE THEATRE AUDITIONS AND INTERVIEWS: 
M.F.A. PROGRAMS IN ACTING, DIRECTING, AND PLAYWRITING

LONG ISLAND: See above dates for Undergraduate Theatre Auditions.

REGIONAL:

ATLANTA:  Nov. 7 - 9, 2019.  Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel-Airport. (Registration: https://www.setc.org/auditions/link/)

LOUISVILLE, KY:  Feb. 26 - Mar. 1, 2020.  Southeastern Theatre Conference.  

UNIVERSITY/RESIDENT THEATRE ASSOCIATION (U/RTA) AUDITIONS:  (Registration:  http://urta.com/events-hub/)

NEW YORK CITY: Jan. 17 - 20, 2020.  U/RTA Satellite Auditions.  Location: Hilton Midtown Hotel, 1335 6th Ave., NYC

CHICAGO:  Jan. 22 - 25, 2020.  U/RTA Satellite Auditions.  Location: Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe St.

LOS ANGELES: Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2020.  U/RTA Auditions.  Location: UCLA, 245 Charles E. Young Drive E.

DANCE

Admission to the Dance Studies program requires an audition and interview.

Audition/Interview Requirements

Students should expect a ballet barre, with center combinations in Modern, Jazz, Tap, & African Dance. We do not expect proficiency in all areas. You can expect the audition to run for approximately 2 hours. BRING HEADSHOT AND RESUME.

To make a dance audition appointment by phone, please call: 516-299-2353 during business hours.
To make a dance audition appointment via e-mail, please contact Dr. Cara Gargano at cgargano@liu.edu.

Video Auditions for Dance

International students, and domestic students who cannot get to an audition site below, may submit an audition video using the Acceptd website: www.getacceptd.com/liu. Your audition video should include a ballet barre, with center combinations in Modern Jazz, Tap, or African Dance.

Video auditions must be submitted by February 1. Applicants must also complete an application to LIU Post, either on our website (www.liu.edu/post/admissions) or using the Common App (www.commonapp.org).

UNDERGRADUATE DANCE AUDITIONS:
B.F.A. PROGRAM IN DANCE STUDIES

LONG ISLAND

Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Fri. Nov. 8, 2019

Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Sun., Mar. 29, 2020

Sun., Apr. 26, 2020

REGIONAL: (Prior registration with sponsoring school or organization required.)

NEW YORK CITY: Oct. 5 - 6, 2019.  DanceWave.  Location: Hunter College

LOUISVILLE, KY:  Oct. 25, 2019.  Kentucky College & Career Day.

CHICAGO: Nov. 2 - 3, 2019.  CNADM Dance Unifieds.  Location: Chicago Oakbrook Doubletree Hilton

DALLAS: Nov. 21 - 23, 2019.  Location: Booker T. Washington H.S.


CONTACT

College of Arts, Communications & Design
Post-CACD@LIU.edu