COLLEGE AUDITIONS - Registration Deadline October 1

Saturday, October 15, 2015 at Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA. (1410 NE 66th St)

$40 for Thespians; 
$45 for Non-Thespians

2016/17 Consent & Acceptance Form (*NEW - only one form needed this year)
Application (Word Doc) | Application (PDF)

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration
8:40 a.m - General meeting
9:00 - 12:30 - General acting auditions
1:30 - 5:00 - Call-back interviews

Technical portfolio auditions:  TIPS for a Successful Portfolio

12:00 - Registration
12:30 - Portfolio auditions


  • AMDA
  • Central Washington University
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Humboldt State University
  • New School, The
  • New York Film Academy
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Roosevelt University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Montana
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Wake Forest University
  • Webster University
  • Western Washington University
  • Willamette University

In order to save you an additional expense, WA Thespians have decided NOT to use as our registration site. It would behoove you to go to and start you FREE portfolio. 95% of college programs are using Acceptd as a way of pre-screening students by looking at your portfolio. They have access to your information during the audition/recruiting season and may go back to your file for updates for added resumes, video/audio clips. We highly encourage you to create a portfolio and then check the box that applies to being part of the Acceptd site. Showcase your talent at Acceptd so you can be seen by hundreds of arts programs around the world. In Acceptd, students can keep their profile information (under "Discover Me") updated and live as long as they desire. If they choose to make themselves "searchable," they will be seen by all 200 plus partners in the network. The "Discover Me" section is free to students. However, when a student decides to send an application to a particular program, such as a Theatre school, which requires it, they will need to pay them the additional fee required by each school.



All applications must be received by the due date giving the college auditors plenty of time to see if you have a portfolio in Acceptd. Follow rules on the application form – do not attach any additional papers and make sure your resume fits into the allotted space!


Q & A

Q: Who can audition

A: Only students who graduate in spring 2017

Q: Is there a required grade point?

A: Yes, a minimum 2.75 grade point average is required

Q: What is the price for the WA State auditions

A: The registration price is $40 for inducted Thespians and $45 for non-Thespians.

Q: Why audition for the WA Unified Auditions? Wouldn't it be easier just to go to the National Unified auditions instead of paying this additional audition fee?

A: WA State is the second stop of the year in the audition circuit. Students in the past have found that they can bypass the National Unified Auditions if they receive a callback from one of their choice schools here in WA State. If one receives a callback in WA, the college/university does not require a second audition at the National Unified's, only the callbacks at the individual school/campus


Q: Do I need to be available the entire day?

A: Yes! Especially if you receive a callback interview. Callback interviews go from 1:30 - 5:00 Q: Do I need to bring a lunch?

A: You may choose to bring a lunch. There is a Starbucks two blocks away. There will also be food available for purchase on campus.

Q: Where do I park?

A: There is a parking lot on the West side of the building. On 12th Ave N.E. between 67th and 68th on the right side.


1. Send:

  • each completed application form with a $40 (inducted Thespian), $45.00 (non thespian) processing fee (payable to WA State Thespians)

  • completed Consent and Acceptance Form to:

Sydney Baird

c/o Nathan Hale High School

10750 30th Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98125

by Oct 1, 2016.

Refunds will not be given due to cancellation.

Fax: 206-252-3681 ATTEN: Sydney Baird

It is important for students to fill out the application correctly. Do not attach any additional document to your application – resume space is limited, only use that space. No other materials will be provided to the college reps—this includes additional résumé pages and photographs. However, students should bring extra résumés/photos to present to the colleges at callback interviews.

There is no limit on the number of students per troupe who may participate in the college/university auditions. The audience at the audition sessions will consist of the representatives of colleges and universities. In addition to participating in the audition, college/university representatives may call students back for interviews. Tech portfolio auditions will be held the same day .

College and university representatives will not make specific offers during the audition day. Instead, they may contact students following the auditions with offers.


Audition Instructions

Acting/Musical Theatre

The emphasis during the auditions must be on presentation and performance. The performing area will be approximately 8’ x 8’. No special lighting will be available. One straight-back chair and one small table will be provided. Before your introduction, you will be allowed to set the stage. You may not use additional set pieces and you must supply any needed hand props. Costumes are not permitted. Dress neatly—it makes a good impression. Musical auditions must be accompanied by the piano—no taped music will be accepted. An accompanist will be provided; bring sheet music. No dance auditions will be permitted.

Auditions must be solo presentations. Other students may not perform with you. You will be requested to begin your audition with only an introduction (name; school; name of selection(s)). Students will be allowed a maximum of two minutes (not including the introduction). Time will be called if students exceed the two-minute maximum. Time will not permit oral or written critiques. Audition sessions are closed to delegates who are not auditioning. In the performance category you may perform one two-minute selection (song or monologue) or two contrasting one-minute selections (two monologues or one song/one monologue). No taped music will be permitted, and no singing a cappella. When choosing your performance piece, please avoid selections with dialects, accents, and any classical material unless you have been specifically trained in these areas.


Technical Students:  

Portfolio presentations for your specialty will be presented in five minute audition slots.


LOCATION: Roosevelt High School Theatre, 1410 NE 66th Street, Seattle WA 98115

Cell Phone for day of auditions:  206.252.4864


  • Acting students must plan to stay for the entire day in case you get a callback.

  • You  will be assigned to an audition slot.