Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Theater Audition Requirements

All students applying to the Theater Department must complete an audition to be evaluated by a member of the artistic faculty. Auditions generally occur between October and late January for students applying for the Priority deadline of January 15. Auditions after February 1 will be offered as space is available.

To schedule an audition, please contact the Admission Office at 508.650.5020 or Applicants are encouraged to make arrangements at least four weeks in advance.

Theater applicants must prepare one monologue and one song (not exceeding a total length of four minutes).

Song and Monologue Guidelines

Monologue Guidelines

  • Monologue must be memorized
  • Monologue must be chosen from plays. Do not use poems or material from a one-person show. Pieces from monologue books are only acceptable if the monologue is from a published, full-length (one act or longer) play
  • If selection is from a monologue book, be sure to read the entire play and understand the given circumstances of the monologue
  • Try to choose a monologue in which you speak directly to one other person

Song Guidelines

  • The song must be memorized
  • The song must be chosen from the musical theater repertoire
  • The song may be accompanied by a CD or sung a cappella
  • Familiarity with the production the song is from is not necessary

Digital Audition Submissions

If unable to attend a live audition, students may submit a recorded audition using Slideroom. Digital audition submissions should follow the same guidelines as listed above.