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Theatre Program

To be held July 2024 at SUNY Fredonia

The School of Theatre program provides students with intensive instruction in acting, movement, improvisation, and voice, working side by side with nationally recognized faculty. Daily classes include acting, improvisation, scene study, voice, and movement, along with guest artist workshops in stage combat, mask, Shakespeare, playwriting, directing, and acting technique.

To Audition:

Applicants must fill out an application and submit a recorded audition online consisting of both a memorized classical monologue and a contemporary monologue, each no longer than 2 minutes in length. Selections should be from well-known, published plays (not musicals), and should reflect contrasting moods and/or characters. Students will be rated on honesty, interpretation, diction/voice, and relaxation/concentration.

Callback Auditions via Zoom will be held March 23 and March 24.

In addition to filling out the online application form, please address the following questions as part of your recorded audition:

  1. Why do you want to attend this program?
  2. What do you expect from this program?
  3. What shows have you done in the past year or two?
  4. What show is your favorite and why?
  5. Please tell us about someone who inspires you.

In order to apply, students must:

Eligibility Requirements:

Students must currently be in 8th-12th grade at the time of application in order to qualify. Traditionally, the majority of students are in grades 10-12. It is not unusual for students to audition multiple years before gaining acceptance into the program.

Students must be full-time residents of New York State and/or attend school full-time in New York State.

Program Dates

Program Dates: July 6-July 27, 2024 

Tuition Cost

Tuition for 2024 is $1,900. Tuition aid is available for families making under $91,000/year Adjusted Gross Income. Tuition aid is awarded on a sliding scale and amounts to 10-90% of the program cost. No merit scholarships are available.