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Written Requirements

Please do not staple or bind these documents.

Completed application must be received by the Department of Theatre Arts within one week of your audition date.

Applicants must submit a resume which details any training and experience you have in theatre, music and/or dance. Please attach as a PDF file. Examples of resume formats can be found here.

Please attach a recent headshot. A senior photo or any clear portrait photograph is acceptable. Please also bring one HARD COPY of the headshot and resume to the audition. These will not be returned.

An official high school transcript is required by the Department of Theatre Arts for all incoming students. (This is in addition to one required by the CMU Admissions Office.) Transfer students must provide transcripts from all colleges attended. Bring copies with you to the morning meeting before your audition. Please do not staple or bind these documents. These materials will not be returned.

Performance Requirements

Prepare two contrasting monologues not exceed 3 minutes in combined length. The monologues must be memorized and can be from any source, although plays are preferred. Tip — the best audition monologues are not "stories.“ Look for monologues in which a person is speaking to another specific person with the intent of changing them or getting something from them.