Audition Information

All students from all majors are eligible for all roles in the Production Season

We are committed to building creative, dynamic, and inclusive processes that celebrate and respect individual differences and diversity, including differences of race, national origin, ethnic origin, language, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, legal status, and disability.

Casting is based upon the requirements of the plays, the quality of auditions, and work demonstrated in callbacks. No preference is given to actors based upon their class years, and our shows are not “pre-cast.” Casting is as inclusive as possible, with consideration given to the distribution of actor-training opportunities for a diverse student body.

Only those students who audition at the beginning of each semester can be cast in the season. Actors who are unable to audition during the scheduled audition period may ask for permission to set up an alternate time. Theater majors and minors in the acting concentrations are required to audition each semester (when in residence).

Please reach out to any faculty in theater with questions or for more information.
Please scroll all the way down to find monologue suggestions and resources.


We look forward to seeing you at auditions. Break a leg!

Audition Process

Each semester begins with General Auditions, typically held on the Thursday and Friday of the first week of classes between the hours of 6:30 and 10pm. All directors casting productions for that semester are present for auditions. Assistant directors and other faculty members may also view auditions.

Audition signups are online and typically begin after the Theater Info Session at the top of each semester.

An Audition Workshop is held the day after the Info Session, led by members of our acting faculty along with acting concentration students. This is an important opportunity for anyone who has never auditioned before to learn about how our process works. Suggestions and guidelines about our audition procedures will be discussed.

Resources for Monologues and Audition Material

We invite each performer to present material that speaks to them.

For actors seeking monologues, the department offers The Kilroys List: 97 Monologues and Scenes, Volume One (TCG 2017) as a resource. Copies of the collection are available for perusal in the production office of the JKB and the second floor class reserves shelf of the JKB.
Please note: performers are not required to use The Kilroys collection.

Additional resources for audition material abound:

The Scribner Library and the JKB Library (2nd Floor) also have a number of monologue books and many, many plays available.

Individual faculty are available to recommend specific plays tailored to each student’s needs.

And more information on monologue resources can be found below! Enjoy!

Monologue and Play Resources

Please find a list of resources of monologue material below!
Though the list is not comprehensive, it is representative of sites and sources for multiple plays and writers.

*Note: Many of these resources contain unpublished materials. Please reach out to faculty for advice on how to obtain copies of unpublished material!*

Faculty in Theater: Let’s talk plays. We love to talk plays! Come by, reach out, make an appointment!

The Kilroys List: 97 Monologues and Scenes, Volume One (TCG 2017). Copies of the collection are available for perusal in the production office of the JKB and the second floor class reserves shelf of the JKB.

Lucy Scribner Library: search “monologues,” authors, or plays. Check out the Drama Online Database, as well. Access with your Skidmore login.

JKB Theater Library: 2nd floor of the JKB (stop by and peruse the shelves; have a cozy seat and skim some books!

Dramatists Play Service: sample read numerous plays before purchasing script

The Kilroys List: An “annual industry survey of excellent un- and underproduced new plays by woman, trans, and non-binary playwrights.” Find play descriptions, discover playwrights, buy their plays.

The 50 Playwrights Project: Annual lists of the 50 best unproduced or under-produced Latinx plays.