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Department of Theatre and Dance

High School Open House

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce the return of our High School Open House. This annual event is one of the highlights of our academic year and we are so pleased to be offering it once again to our valley high school juniors and seniors. 

The day includes acting and dance scholarship auditions, design/tech interviews, workshops, discussion panels, department tours, a town hall with current Fresno State students, a pizza dinner social hour, and will conclude with a special preview performance of "The Comedy of Errors" written by William Shakespeare, directed by Brad Myers. 

High School Open House Registration Form

High School Open House Schedule*:
10:00 a.m. | Registration
10:30 a.m. | Scholarship Auditions/Interviews, Department Tours
11:30 a.m.  | Lunch (Catered lunch for Faculty, Staff, and High School Teachers, students on their own)
12:30 p.m. | Workshops
5:00 p.m. | Town Hall with Fresno State Theatre and Dance majors and minors. 
5:30 p.m. | Pizza Dinner Social
7:30 p.m. | "The Comedy of Errors" preview performance

*Schedule is subject to change. More detailed schedule, including a workshop schedule will be available closer to the event. 

Theatre and Dance Scholarship Auditions and Interviews

We are pleased to offer scholarships in acting, dance, and design/tech. Auditions and interviews will take place the morning of the High School Open House. Any high school senior interested in a scholarship and that has applied to Fresno State, may audition or interview.
Please complete the registration form by November 30.

All students auditioning for a scholarship must have their teacher complete the Teacher Scholarship Recommendation Form. 
Teacher Recommendation Form

Acting Auditions
The Acting Scholarship Auditions consists of a memorized audition package, which should include two contrasting monologues (or one monologue and one song) no longer than 4 minutes.
Please read the guidelines thoroughly before submitting the registration form.

Dance Auditions
The Dance Scholarship Auditions consists of a short solo dance work.
Please read the guidelines thoroughly before submitting the registration form.

Design/Tech Interviews
The Design/Tech interviews consist of pre-selected questions and an optional portfolio review. 
Please read the guidelines thoroughly before submitting the registration form.

If you have any questions relating to the High School Open House, please conact our Faculty Coordinator, Nicola Olsen. 

Nicola Olsen / / 559.278.7595

If you have specific questions about degree programs or the audition/interview process, please contact one of our advisors.

All Theatre Arts emphasis:
Melissa Gibson / / 559.278.2522 

Kenneth Balint / / 559.278.5848