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Graduate Application and Audition Dates

Audition Procedure for MFA Class Entering in the Fall of 2015

We will begin accepting applications in the fall of 2016 for auditions in January-February of 2017.  These auditions are for the class entering in the fall of 2017. We ask you to fill out the application form for the MFA Program and submit the application with:

  • Letter of intent (describing why Case’s program interests you) and what your objectives in training
  • Three letters of recommendation from former directors and/or theater teachers
  • Two copies of headshots and resumes.

Mail these to:

Ron Wilson / Donald Carrier, MFA Acting Program, The Cleveland Play House, 1901 E. 13th Street, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44114. (216) 400-7000 – General number /


The Audition

We ask you to prepare two contrasting pieces (one Modern, one Shakespearean Verse) with a combined time of no more than four minutes in length. While we do accept videotape auditions, they are not encouraged. Only applicants for whom travel to one of the regular audition sites is not possible should consider submitting DVDs. DVD returns are not guaranteed. The content of the DVD audition should be exactly the same as for an audition in person.   – There is no audition fee –   Department Contact Ron Wilson, Director of the MFA Acting Program, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7077 Phone: (216) 368-6142 Fax: (216) 368-5184 E-mail: