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College Auditions

Dazzle dozens of colleges all in one place through a unified audition! 


A young Black actress stands onstage singing an audition song.Get an early start on your college search, learn more about majoring in theatrical and performing arts programs, and meet with representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities at ITF. 

Rising seniors can strut their stuff for all the attending colleges at the same time – a quick and easy way to get lots of exposure.

Auditions are open only to Thespians who are in the class of 2025. Attendees who have registered for college auditions will receive an email with instructions on how to submit their audition materials.

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How to Audition

  1. Students must be inducted Thespians graduating in 2025.
  2. Students must select the college auditions add-on as part of their ITF registration and pay the additional $50 fee. Registration for auditions will close on May 1, 2024.
  3. Initial auditions will be submitted to attending colleges via video. Beginning February 1, 2024, registered students will receive an email with a link to the application and instructions on how to complete it. Audition videos must be submitted by May 15, 2024. Incomplete applications will result in disqualification.
  • No refunds will be given due to cancelation or disqualification.
  • There is no limit to the number of students from a given troupe that may audition for colleges.
  • Students may audition in only one category: performance, technical theatre, or theatre education. If students have skills in multiple areas, they should feel free to comment on these during callbacks with schools.

Performance Auditions

Initial performance auditions will be submitted digitally and must include:
  • Audition video. Students must upload or provide a link to their audition video, which must:
    • Begin with an introductory slate that includes the auditionee's name and titles of the selections being performed.
    • Be no longer than two minutes in total (including slate and transition between pieces).
    • Contain two contrasting pieces:
      • For students interested in pursuing an acting concentration: two monologues
      • For students interested in pursuing a musical theatre concentration: one monologue and one song (a track must be used for the song – no a capella submissions are permitted)
    • Be solo presentations.
  • Current headshot and resume.

In-Person Dance Auditions

A group of students performs a routine at a dance audition.Dance auditions are optional but highly encouraged for students pursuing a musical theatre concentration.

  • All dance auditionees must register for and complete a performance audition.
  • Dance auditions will take place in person at ITF. Students will learn and perform a combination during the audition period. Students may not audition with their own pre-choreographed combinations.
  • Pre-registration for dance auditions is required. Students selecting “Musical Theatre” audition will receive an email with a Sign-Up Genius link to add the dance audition to their registration. Walk-ups will not be permitted on site.
  • Auditionees will not receive written or oral critiques on their dance from college representatives.

Technical Auditions 

A college representative flips through a costume designer's portfolio.Initial technical auditions will be submitted digitally and must include:
  • Three representative samples of work from students' technical theatre portfolio.
  • Audition video. Students must upload a 3-5-minute video presentation that features them speaking about their work.
  • (OPTIONAL) Students may answer the written response prompt.
  • Current headshot and resume.

Theatre Education Auditions

Initial theatre education auditions will be submitted digitally and must include:
  • Current headshot and resume.
  • Written response question.
  • Students must prepare and upload one of the following according to the guidelines above:
    • Performance audition
    • Technical audition
Read more information on preparing theatre education auditions.


College representatives who are attending ITF in person are encouraged to reach out to students directly prior to or during the festival to set up meeting times at their exhibit booths and/or in-person callbacks in dedicated callback rooms. Callbacks may be held throughout the week at the discretion and convenience of the college representative and the auditionee.

If a college is not attending ITF in person, they will reach out directly to students to set up meetings using their preferred video conferencing method or by working to schedule an on-site campus visit or other means of callback.

Please contact with any additional questions.

College and university representatives interested in participating unified college auditions should visit this page and contact Angel Wuellner.

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