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Theatre Scholarships

The Theatre Department aims to mature young artists in their discovery of self and vocation; expose them to the world (past and present) of the working professional; instill a foundation of vocabulary, skills and methodology; challenge them to develop an aesthetic sense and standard; provide hands-on and practical learning opportunities; and produce, at the very least, a culturally active citizen.

Waldorf encourages all students to apply for theatre scholarships, as they are available for majors as well as non-majors.

To apply, visit the Theatre Scholarship webpage.


Waldorf University offers valuable scholarships for all new Waldorf students who major in theatre. Other great scholarships are available for non-majors as well. Scholarship awards are based on a successful application and an audition and/or technical interview.

Auditions will be cold readings from a potential range of contemporary and classical material. Though these materials are not required, auditioners bring supplementary materials such as production photos, design portfolios or letters of recommendation.

The Waldorf University Theatre Department hosts an annual season of four main stage, faculty-directed shows in our main performance space, Smith Theatre. We also produce up to six student-directed shows, the 24-Hour theatre project, and a variety of other experimental shows, projects, and readings.

Audition dates and locations:
Oct. 15, 2017 – Detroit-Mosaic Invitational
Nov. 10-11, 2017 – Iowa Thespians’ auditions (UNI)
Nov. 16-17, 2017 – North Texas Auditions (Plano, Texas)
Jan. 11-13, 2018 – Illinois State Theatre Festival (Illinois State University)
Jan 11-13, 2018 – Missouri Thespian Auditions (St. Louis)
Feb., 2018 – Minnesota Thespian Auditions (Minneapolis)
June 25-30, 2018 – International Thespian Conference (Lincoln, Neb.)