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Theatre Scholarship Information

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Audition for a Theatre or Simpson Productions Scholarship Here

We are currently accepting applications for both in-person and virtual auditions/interviews:

For virtual auditions/interviews: 

  • Applicants with performance auditions should provide a link to their recorded audition. Click here for directions on recording an audition.
  • Technical Theatre applicants should provide a link to their technical portfolio.
  • All applicants will take part in a Zoom audition/portfolio/interview with Theatre faculty.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for a theatre scholarship?

Theatre and Simpson Productions scholarships are available to new or continuing Simpson College students. The awards are given based on an audition and interview process. Scholarships are available for both theatre majors and non-majors. Students earning a Theatre or Simpson Productions scholarship are expected to participate in all theatre productions.

What is the difference between the two scholarships?

Theatre scholarships are available for both theatre majors and non-majors who are interested in performance or technical theatre. Simpson Productions scholarships are available for Theatre and/or Music majors who are interested in performing in musicals and operas as well as plays.

What are the audition guidelines?

For the Theatre scholarship please prepare the following:

  • One contemporary monologue 90 seconds in length

For the Simpson Productions scholarship, please prepare BOTH of the following

  • One contemporary monologue 90 seconds in length
  • One musical theatre piece 90 seconds in length

At the beginning of your audition, you should introduce yourself and then the names of the pieces you are performing.

You are not auditioning for a part in a show; you are trying to “showcase” your abilities and potential. Therefore, choose material that you are comfortable with, that you can do well and that lets your audience see you at your best.

Following the audition, you will meet virtually or in person with departmental faculty for the interview. This is an ideal time for you to ask any questions you may have about the Theatre Department and/or Simpson Productions.

What does an audition/Interview consist of for technical theatre students?

Students interested in technical theatre areas should provide a link to their portfolio that reflects their technical experiences. Items to include could be: drafting, sketches, renderings, production photos, light plots, or pages from journals, promptbooks or marketing material. 

Technical students will either meet in person or virtually with departmental faculty to talk about their thechnical theatre background and go through your portfolio. Technical portfolios can be created either online or as a physical portfolio.


Our primary in-person auditions will be held on the following dates: 

  • Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
  • Sunday,February 4th, 2024 
  • Friday, March 22nd, 2024

Students who are not able to attend the above audition dates may elect to schedule an in-person audition as availability allows or submit a recorded audition. 

Contact  ann.woldt@simpson.edu for more details.