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.
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 516-299-2900 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
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 Please do not use material from monologue books, poetry, movies or television shows, or unpublished plays.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.
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. 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:
LONG ISLAND - DATES TBD (All auditions begin at 2:00 PM in the Theatre/Film building)
LONG ISLAND: See above dates for Undergraduate Theatre Auditions.
Admission to the Dance Studies program requires an audition and interview.
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: 516-299-2900 during business hours.
To make a dance audition appointment via e-mail, please contact Dr. Cara Gargano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.