Interview Preparation

Actors and puppets receive direction during a rehearsal of Avenue Q
A hand reaches from beneath the couch cushions as two women look on in a scene from Communicating Doors
A harried-looking woman looks to her left in a scene from a production
A man and woman sit in a simulated front car seat as 3 puppets and puppeteers are arrayed behind them in a  scene from Long Christmas Ride Home
An angel hovers over a person in bed in Angels in America
A excited woman leans over a canister vacuum cleaner behind another woman, who is seated on a couch, in a scene from Bliss, or Emily Post is Dead

At your interview, present two different examples of creative work you have done, whether in theatre or in related disciplines. These may include:

  • stories, plays, creative writing
  • a monologue or song
  • pictures of three dimensional art (ceramics, sculpture,mixed media)
  • two dimensional art you've created (drawing, painting, photography)
  • biographies of characters you've played on the stage
  • character journals or process journals you've kept
  • photos of set pieces, props or costumes you built
  • set sketches, models, renderings
  • drafting or mechanical drawing (hand or CAD)
  • costume sketches, renderings
  • light plots and/or images of lighting you've designed
  • choreography notations
  • parts of prompt book
  • sound recordings of original compositions or effect manipulation
  • essays or research papers on theatre or drama, or any class project relating to theatre
  • movies you've made, web pages you've built

If you are a performer, please show us only one monologue or song, and another example of creative work from the list above. If you plan to sing, bring accompaniment on your phone. We'll have a Bluetooth speaker available.

If you are a designer, technician, or stage manager, please assemble a portfolio containing at least two different examples of creative work from the list above.

If you do everything, great! Bring in two examples of what you do best, or what makes you the most proud. Ultimately, you want to show us the bounds of your unique creative talents.

Be prepared to talk about your work, the choices you made preparing it, and what excites you about it.

Submitting Work Electronically

We've teamed up with Acceptd, a web-based service that allows you to submit interview materials to us digitally.

If you need to mail in your materials, please send only photocopies or photos of original artwork. Video portfolios and/or taped monologue are also acceptable.