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Auditioning for Shows

Show Auditions

Any WKU student can audition for our shows.  Audition announcements are posted to the Theatre & Dance student email list which anyone can subscribe to.  They are also posted on the callboards of the department greenrooms in GWH 114 and FAC 118.  We really don’t have any other blanket policies about auditions.  No student is guaranteed a role and no one is given preference because of their major or their seniority.  Simply put, if you nail the audition you should get the role.  Some directors like to use prepared auditions and some use cold readings.  Sometimes an audition might involve improv or theatre games.  Sometimes it’s just an interview.  No two auditions are exactly alike.  That’s how you learn to audition.  And that’s how the business works.  We want freshmen to begin auditioning as soon as they arrive on campus.  Ideally,  every student in the theatre program should audition for every show. 


Student Film Auditions

Our Department frequently hosts WKU student film auditions.  If you are a student filmmaker we can typically reserve you a room in Gordon Wilson Hall for your audition and post your audition announcement to our listserv.

Send an email to theatredanceoffice@wku.edu if you want to request an audition room.  We will need to know the date and time, as well as your name and contact information.  Late afternoons usually work best for room availability.  Please contact us at least one week in advance.  Once we've determined that a room is available, we will reply with a confirmation and further instructions on how to post your audition announcement.   We cannot typically host film auditions for off-campus companies or organizations.  




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 Last Modified 5/3/23