Whether it's your love for theatre, professional ambition, or calling to teach that has brought you here, we will guide you into becoming a well-rounded theatre practitioner committed to artistic and academic excellence. After all, our world needs smart, innovative artists. We start with foundational instruction on all theatrical aspects that streamline into more specific courses each year. You'll take part in departmental productions and in the local Nashville theatre scene. Our professional faculty will connect you to outside opportunities. You'll build community in our tight-knit department, where support from the relationships you gain will continue strengthening your career even after graduation day.
Click the "Audition/Interview Information" button above to learn more about the process to join the program. Please note that all degrees require this process.
BFA Acting Auditions:
Please prepare two contrasting, 1-minute monologues (not from musicals, please). We recommend that you select characters close to you in age range. No vocal audition or dance call will be required for this audition. Once you have confirmed your audition reservation, you will be emailed a link to provide your headshot and resumé.
BFA Design and Production Interviews:
Please prepare to discuss your interest in theatre design and production. You may provide a portfolio of your theatre work if available, either on paper or digitally. We would love to see any work representative of your design or stage management experience, including research, script analysis, renderings, and/or photos of your work. Once you have confirmed your interview reservation, you will be emailed a link to provide your information and any portfolio links.
BFA Musical Theatre Auditions:
Please prepare a 16 bar audition cut of a Broadway-style song and a 1-minute monologue that showcases your abilities as a performer. We recommend a contemporary monologue (not from a musical) in a character close to you in age range. Come prepared with a second contrasting musical selection piece. Please bring your sheet music marked and ready for the accompanist. Dance call for musical theatre applicants is 9:00 am on the date listed. Once you have confirmed your audition reservation, you will be emailed a link to provide your headshot and resumé.
BA Theatre Teaching Interviews:
Please prepare to discuss your interest in theatre education and experience in theatre. You may provide a portfolio of your theatre work if interested in theatre scholarship. This may include any aspects of your theatre experience, including performance, tech, directing, choreographing, and/or teaching. Once you have confirmed your interview reservation, you will be emailed a link to provide your information and any portfolio links.
To schedule an audition or interview, please fill out the form below. Our upcoming dates are:
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Saturday, March 26, 2022
If you need to submit your audition materials electronically, please contact Nat.McInytre@lipscomb.edu.
To be considered for a theatre scholarship, applicants must audition/interview by March 5, 2022. Students may still be considered for the program after this date, but scholarship will not be available. If a student changes majors during their tenure at Lipscomb, their remaining theatre scholarship may be removed.
IMPORTANT: The theatre department has limited spots available for each degree - any spots offered are contingent upon availability. It is encouraged to secure your spot soon after the offer by paying your initial deposit. It is also encouraged to audition early to ensure spots are still available. Students may be waitlisted after their offer when spots are full.