An audition and/or interview is required for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and for non-majors who would like to be considered for theatre participation scholarships for the 2021/2022 academic year.

AUDITIONS & INTERVIEWS

Tabor Theatre will host one on-campus audition day for admission to the 2021-2022 academic year. This audition day will feature a facilities tour, a Q&A with faculty and current students, and an opportunity for prospective students to attend a performance of one of the faculty-directed spring productions. Students who are unable to make this audition date are invited to attend any number of our off-campus audition dates, upload their audition materials to Acceptd or schedule an on-campus audition no less than two weeks in advance.

Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre degree at Tabor College is an ideal degree program for students seeking a diverse and Christ-centered liberal arts education while receiving a thorough grounding in theatre practice, theory, and history. Students in the BA in Theatre program encounter a curriculum that includes core courses in acting, musical theatre, theatre history, directing, technical theatre, and script analysis. Electives in these core areas allow students to focus on one concentration or study all of them. (Please note that these focuses are not additional certificates or degree programs.) Students within the BA program also have the ability to double-major and minor through other academic departments at Tabor while graduating in four years.

All interested students should fill out the Audition Form prior to February 1, 2021 for priority consideration. April 1st will be the final deadline for students applying for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Performance (Select either Option A or B. Students interested in musical theatre are encouraged to sing at their audition.):

OPTION A

  • Two, 60-90 second monologues
    • 1 Contemporary (written after 1900)
      • For Acceptd: Contemporary monologue should be filmed in a “close-up” shot which means the top of the head to the chest should be visible in the frame.
    • 1 Classical (written pre-1900); Only perform Shakespeare if you feel comfortable doing so.
      • For Acceptd: Classical monologue should be filmed in a “full body” shot which means the top of the head to the feet on the floor should be visible in the frame.

OPTION B

  • One, 60-90 second monologue to be selected from the following options:
    • 1 Contemporary (written after 1900)
      • For Acceptd: Contemporary monologue should be filmed in a “close-up” shot which means the top of the head to the chest should be visible in the frame.
    • 1 Classical (written pre-1900) Only perform Shakespeare if you feel comfortable doing so.
      • For Acceptd: Classical monologue should be filmed in a “full body” shot which means the top of the head to the feet on the floor should be visible in the frame.
    • One, 60-90 second song to be selected from the following options:
      • One song written prior to 1970. This song can be either up-tempo or ballad (student’s choice).
      • One song written after 1970. This song can be either up-tempo or ballad (student’s choice).

Design/Tech

  • Interviews for students interested in design/tech will take place on February 27, 2021 unless scheduled with faculty no less than two weeks in advance. Prospective students are encouraged to bring along any documentation that relate the student’s interest and prior experience. Examples include a resume, design portfolio, sketchbook, and/or stage management call scripts.

ADDITIONAL VIRTUAL AUDITIONS & INTERVIEWS

Tabor Theatre will participate in the following regional auditions & interviews for the 2021-2022 academic year:

2020 Texas Thespians State Festival in partnership with Kansas Thespian State Festival
October 24, November 7, November 21, and December 5, 2020
Virtual

https://globauxsource.swoogo.com/TexasthespianV20

North Texas Drama Auditions
Virtual
http://www.collin.edu/department/theatre/northtexasdrama.html

Greater San Antonio Area Auditions
Virtual
https://greatersaaudtions.weebly.com/

Nebraska Thespian State Festival
TBA
Virtual

http://www.nebraskathespians.org/

Missouri Thespian State Festival
TBA
Virtual

http://missourithespians.org/

72nd Annual SETC Convention – Undergraduate Auditions
March, 3-7, 2021
Memphis, TN

https://www.setc.org/convention/

ACCEPTD

Please submit an application through Acceptd (https://app.getacceptd.com/taborcollegetheatre) by preparing, recording, and uploading the previously listed audition selections for your area of interest. Tabor Theatre will respond to your Acceptd audition within three weeks.

Heart of America College Theatre Auditions & Portfolio Reviews
Please upload your audition or portfolio to https://www.hoaauditions.com/.

Theatre Scholarship Form

Tabor College Theatre scholarships are available for incoming freshman and transfer students who have completed an audition and/or interview for Tabor Theatre faculty. Please see our Audition & Scholarship page for more information on audition dates.

These scholarships are offered to majors and non-majors alike and are renewable yearly provided scholarship requirements are met. Depending on the scholarship, requirements could include auditioning for shows and acting in shows, serving on various production crews, designing for season productions, taking theatre courses, participating in meetings, master classes and workshops, auditioning/interviewing for productions, and completing an annual end-of-the-year jury and portfolio review for majors.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete the Theatre Scholarship Form.
  2. Incoming freshmen: submit your high school transcript and official ACT or SAT scores to Tabor College Admissions. Transfer students: submit all college transcripts.
  3. For those interested in performance: Attend an on-campus Audition Day and perform an audition or attend any number of our virtual audition dates. For students interested in being seen on campus who are unable to attend our On-Campus audition date, please e-mail Director of Theatre, Lauren Carlton to schedule an audition no less than two weeks before your expected visit. Audition requirements are listed on our Audition & Scholarship page.
  4. For those interested in design/tech: Attend an on-campus Audition Day and interview with a theatre faculty member, interview at one of our off-campus dates, or e-mail Technical Director, Austin Harleson at austinharleson@tabor.edu to schedule an interview via Zoom. Interview information is listed on our Audition & Scholarship page.
  5. To schedule an audition or ask questions about the application process, contact Lauren Carlton, Director of Theatre, at laurencarlton@tabor.edu or (620) 947-3121 ext. 1132.
  6. Submit Theatre Scholarship Form by February 1, 2021 for Priority Consideration. April 15, 2021 for Final Consideration.
  7. All students who would like to register for the On-Campus Audition & Interview date on February 27, 2021 are encouraged to e-mail Lauren Carlton to register for the event by February 1, 2020.

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