SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN IN THEATER!
The university has made merit-based scholarships available for first year students in theater. We have 4 FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS to offer, as well as two $10,000 scholarships for those who wish to minor in, or pursue theater as an extracurricular at CWRU. The scholarships are based on audition and portfolio presentations. To compete for one of these scholarships, the prospective student must apply to the university by the traditional route, and also make an appointment to audition (for an acting concentration), and interview/present portfolios (for a concentration in directing, playwrighting, stage management, or scene, costume or lighting design). See specific audition/interview requirements below. In order to be eligible for a full tuition scholarship, you must indicate that Theater is your intended major during your first year at Case. You may change your major at the beginning of your Sophomore year and still retain the scholarship.
THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO - Spring 2010 (Full Cast)
If you are interested in competing for this scholarship or would like more information about the department, please contact Professor Christopher Bohan, Head of Undergraduate Theater Recruitment, at 216-368-6097 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
How do I schedule an audition or interview?
1. Scholarship Weekend Registration will be opening soon for our annual Scholarship Weekend, to be held November 22-24, 2013. Please check back soon to register. Scholarship weekend will give prospective students the opportunity to stay at CWRU for the weekend with a current CWRU theater student. Prospective students will have the opportunity to audition or interview for the scholarship, as well as see one of our main stage productions, meet with faculty and students and ask questions about the program. Scholarship Weekend is your best opportunity to be introduced to all the CWRU theater department has to offer.
2. On-Campus Audition or Interview If you are unable to attend the Scholarship Weekend, you may contact Professor Bohan to schedule a time to come to campus for an audition or interview. Individual auditions or interviews are only held during the school week. We will hold a day of auditions and interviews on Monday, January 20, 2014 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. If you would like to make an appointment, please contact Professor Bohan.
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE - Fall 2009 (Student Designer Cassie Dorland)
Scholarship Audition/Interview Requirements
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE - Fall 2009
Acting: Candidates interested in focusing on the Acting concentration need to prepare 2 contrasting monologues, one Shakespeare and one contemporary, not to exceed a total time of 4 minutes. You may also prepare 16 bars of any song, but this is not required. Scholarship auditions will be made on an ongoing basis by contacting the Director of Recruitment for Undergraduate Studies (see final paragraph).
Directing: For the directing scholarship candidates, an interview and/or portfolio presentation is required. Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for more information.
Playwrighting: Playwrights need to submit a play that has been written and produced as either a full production or staged reading. This could be at a high school or in the community.
Stage management: Students interested in stage management should bring in their SM binders, copies of scripts they have worked on (with cues written in), paperwork related to the show, and any other evidence of skills related to stage management such as organization, managing/coordinating large groups of people, multitasking, and communication.
Design: For the design concentration scholarships, a one-page resume of experience in theater or a related field, such as art, architecture, or graphics is needed. Additionally, a statement of intent, even if that statement is exploratory should be provided. Other materials may include a portfolio presentation showing skills in drawing, drafting, computer graphics, etc. The portfolio may be in scrapbook format. Art projects or model making could substitute or be included with the other requirements. The material should be organized into some kind of cohesive presentation, with identifying labels for references.