Core Curriculum

  • Acting I, II, III, IV
  • Dramaturgy I, II
  • Company I, II
  • Theatre Play Production
  • Movement for the Actor

Audition Requirements

The following will take place with guidance on the day of audition:

  • Performance of a memorized dramatic or comedic monologue from a published play (1-minute maximum); cold read; improvisation. Applicants will introduce the monologue by stating the name of the play, the name of the playwright, and the name of the character. The introduction will not count toward the 1-minute maximum allotted time.
  • Applicants should not use costumes. Minimal props may be used for the monologue, but only if they do not distract from the quality of the performance.

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Artistic Instructor

Dr. Robert Brooks holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre from Kansas State University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theatre from Louisiana State University, with an emphasis in Dramatic Theory and Criticism. He taught for many years as a theatre generalist at Eastern Illinois University, Tougaloo College and Francis Marion University. He teaches acting, directing, theatre history, dramatic literature/theory, play writing, play production and script analysis. He has directed many theatrical productions at universities, community theatres and the Mississippi School of the Arts.

I’m giving them a little preview of the college curriculum. I find that when they go to college as freshman and sophomores, they get cast more often.

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