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Callback Information

Invited Callback Locations and Dates

  • On-campus callbacks - January 13-14, 2018 (Applicants should be available to attend a master class on the 13th even if their audition day is the 14th.)
  • On-campus callback - February 17-18, 2018 (Applicants should be available to attend a master class on the 17th even if their audition day is the 18th.)
  • Chicago Unified Audition Dates - February 5-7, 2018
  • Los Angeles:  February 10-11, 2018

On-Campus Callback Weekends

  • Program Overview with faculty and students
  • Student-led campus and department tour (bring comfortable shoes and an umbrella)
  • Question/Answer session with faculty and students
  • Acting audition

There will be a Master Class Saturday evening of each on-campus callback weekend. All prospective students and parents are invited to attend.

Master Class

The master class will be taught by Lauren Lane (Head of Acting), Neil Patrick Stewart (Acting Faculty), Nadine Mozon (Acting Faculty) Kate Glasheen (Acting faculty voice/speech), Michael Costello (Acting faculty) for visiting students and families to have an opportunity to see what it would be like to study here. Students are invited to do work sessions on either a 1-minute monologue or specialities of the faculty. Please do not use material you are using for auditions. This is a process-based work, so select something you would like to work on. Wear Comfortable movement clothes.

Travel Information

Do you need to find lodging, places to eat, things to do and direction from San Antonio or Austin airports while visiting for on-campus callbacks?

View our Travel Packet

On-Campus Callback Schedule Sample

Group #1
Check-in from 7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Program Overview at 8 a.m.
Campus Tour from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Auditions from 10:40 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dance Call from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Master Class from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Group #2
Check-in from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Program Overview from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Dance Call from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Tour from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Audition from 2:40 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Master Class from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Auditions are 15-minute increments


Performance Requirements for Callbacks

Bring 7 headshot/resumes to on-campus callbacks (must be stapled)

  • Prepare two 90 second contrasting monologues. Faculty panel will decide if you will present your second monologue. Have a third monologue prepared.
  • Your selection should be appropriate for your age.
  • The selection should not require dialect, costume or props.
  • You will be required to do a Shakespearean monologue.