New York City: January 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22
721 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Chicago: January 30 and 31
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
San Francisco: February 3 &4
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108
Audition dates and times are subject to change.
Arrive early at your audition and be prepared to stay for the full time for which you are called. We may run as much as an hour late, so it’s best to expect that. Please keep your schedule flexible.
What You Have to Bring
Prepare and bring with you:
1. Four monologues (two classical and two contemporary, both comedic and dramatic) and a song.
2. A full-face photograph (headshot).
3. A detailed résumé listing your prior acting experience (attached to the back of your photograph or on a separate sheet).
4. A personal statement in essay form (approximately 500 words or two pages, typed and double-spaced). Write freely and personally about yourself and your acting. It will not be seen as a sample of your literacy, or as a test of your character. Tell us why you are applying here to NYU’s Graduate Acting Program (as opposed to a general interest in graduate school), what you expect the experience to be like, and what you would like to accomplish. Write about your life, past and present; how you get along with people, the world; likes, dislikes (in theatre, literature, golf, anything). The personal statement will be instrumental in helping the auditors make a ﬁnal decision about your professional abilities. It will be read only by the chair and designated faculty in strict conﬁdence.
Your headshot, résumé, and personal statement are needed at your audition.
Do not send your headshot/résumé or personal statement to the Office of Graduate Admissions or attach them to your online application.
Approximately 60 applicants from the ﬁrst round of nationwide auditions will be asked to come to New York for two of three available days: Saturday, March 3; Sunday, March 4; and Monday, March 5, 2018 for the ﬁnal callback round. The entering class of 16 students will be selected from the March callback.
If you are called back, you will be given specific instructions as to how to prepare for your callback “weekend.”