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Theatre Degree Auditions

Theatre Degree Auditions

Admission to our theatre programs require the completion of an audition for BFA Acting and BA Theatre and Performance applicants. Portfolio reviews are required for BA Theatre Design, Production, and Technology applicants. We offer multiple options for completing these items. For more information call Neal McCollam at 312-996-3991.

Spring and Fall 2023 Audition Instructions

After you submit your application, you will receive an email that provides instructions on how to schedule your audition or portfolio review. If you are unable to audition/ or review your portfolio in person, there will be an option to submit recorded audition or portfolio materials. If you have any questions about this process, please email Neal McCollam at

Audition Requirements


  • Prepare two 2-minute contrasting contemporary monologues,
  • Submit a digital copy of your resume


  • Select one of the following options:
    • Performance of a dramatic or comedic monologue (2 min) 
    • One minute of spoken word, poetry, or storytelling (self-composed or otherwise) Non-text performance is OK (movement, voice, silent improvisation.)
    • Reading from a 2 min excerpt of a play you have written or adapted (bring three copies for faculty.)
    • Be prepared to discuss your work
  • Submit a digital copy of your resume


  • Interview and presentation of student’s portfolio; your interview will be an opportunity for you to share with our theatre design faculty examples of your work and to discuss your plans for pursuing your educational and professional artistic development here at the UIC School of Theatre & Music. Please call if you have questions on examples of work you would like to share, 312-996-3991.
  • Submit a digital copy of your resume

Audition Dates for Theatre Applicants

Monday Nov 14, 2022, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (For Sp 2023 Transfers)

Monday, Nov 21, 2022, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (For early action applicants) 

Saturday, Jan 14, 2023, from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Monday, Jan 23, 2023, from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Monday Feb 6, 2023, from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.

Monday, Feb 20  2023, from 3:00pm – 6:00pm (Presidents day)

Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 11:00am – 1:00pm