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Graduate Application and Audition Dates

Audition Procedure for MFA Class Entering in the Fall of 2013

We will begin accepting applications in the fall of 2012 for auditions in January-February of 2013.  These auditions are for the class entering in the fall of 2013.

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 3 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, Chair
Department of Theater
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7077
Phone: (216) 368-6142
Fax: (216) 368-5184