Application Materials and Auditions

  • Applicants are invited to audition or interview based on New School  application and Acceptd submissions; not all applicants will receive an invitation.

    MFA Acting

    Acceptance into the program requires an audition in addition to all other materials. Please prepare two one-minute monologues, one from a contemporary dramatic work (1960s-present) and the other from a classical one (Greek or Roman, Elizabethan, Shakespeare, etc.). A table and two chairs will be provided for the audition. If you feel your performance requires props, keep them to a minimum; you are responsible for providing any props you require. Wear clothes that suggest what is appropriate for the character you are portraying, but keep in mind that costumes are strongly discouraged as are dialects.

    MFA Playwriting

    Acceptance into the program requires submission of samples of your writing in addition to all other materials. Required: one full-length play. Optional: an additional one-act play. All playwright interviews take place at the school with a member of the Playwriting faculty, and it is expected that applicants who are invited to interview for the program will make plans to travel to New York.

    MFA Directing

    Acceptance into the program requires submission of a director’s portfolio in addition to all other materials. All Portfolio materials will be submitted through Acceptd. It will not be possible to consider a directing application without the submission of a portfolio. All director interviews take place at the school with a member of the Directing faculty, and it will be necessary to travel to New York for this phase of the application process.

    Audition Dates

    January 30-31, 2016 - School of Drama, NYC

    February 8-11, 2016 - The Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago

    February 13, 2016 - American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco

    February 14, 2016 - Le Meridien, San Francisco

    Callback Weekend

    March 4-6, 2016 - School of Drama, NYC

    If you are invited to Callback Weekend, you must attend in order to be considered for admission to the program.

×