Audition for a spot in our theatre design or acting programs.

Your theatre arts career starts here with your application for admission to Adelphi. The Office of University Admissions encourages you to learn about financial aid and scholarships and complete and submit an application. The theatre program has additional admissions requirements.

Acting Auditions

Your admission to our theatre program is by audition. You will be required to present two monologues of two to three minutes each. One monologue should be classical (Shakespeare, Marlowe, Molière, Greek theatre, etc.), and the other contemporary.

Your audition will also determine whether you’ll receive one of our several talent scholarships.

In-Person Auditions

  • Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Saturday, April 15, 2023

Register for an audition

For additional information regarding video auditions, please contact the Department of Theatre at 516.877.4930 or

Design & Technology Portfolio Reviews

Entrance into the program is determined by a review of your portfolio for design or by interview for technical theatre. The directors and resident designers of the program will conduct the interviews. For the interview, you will need:

  • A written statement about your professional goal
  • Informal photograph for our files
  • Written résumé of your educational background and professional and non-professional theatre experience
  • Examples of previous artistic experience such as lighting plots, designs, sketches
  • Portfolio of your work including drawings, paintings, models, sculpture pieces, or photographs of such work if available
  • Stage management candidates must submit one to three letters of recommendation from directors and producers and/or evidence of ability and promise, in lieu of artwork.

To set up an appointment via phone, zoom, skype, please contact the Department of Theatre at 516.877.4930 or

Portfolio Review

You can submit your audition digitally using Slideroom to be considered for a major in Theatre-Acting or Theatre-Design Technology.

Phone Number
Performing Arts Center 256
Phone Number
Performing Arts Center 253
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