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How to Apply: Theater Apprentice Program

A complete application consists of the following:

Visiting Undergraduates: Please fill out an application (Please choose "Theatre Apprentice Program")

Brown Undergraduates: Registration will open for Brown Undergrads on April 1 in Self Service Banner (SSB). Note for Brown undergraduates: Instructor permission is required to register for Theatre Apprentice courses.

2) A letter of recommendation from a teacher/director who knows your work. (Not required of students in Brown’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance.)

3) An official school transcript (Not required of Brown students.)

4) An on-site audition or a DVD video audition (see instructions below). Please choose two contrasting, age appropriate, 1- to 2-minute contemporary audition monologues.

On-site auditions may be scheduled for a March date and may be held at Brown University (Providence) or Yale University (New Haven). For an on-site audition appointment write to Kenneth Prestininzi: kprestin@conncoll.edu

Video Audition Instructions:
Speak directly into the camera as you introduce yourself and your pieces. Begin by telling us about yourself and why you selected your audition pieces. You should keep the introduction brief.  Use either a full body frame for both monologues or a head and shoulders frame for the more intimate monologue and a full body frame for the more physically active piece. The primary goal of the DVD audition is to let us get a sense of who you are as a person and as a theatre artist, so relax and enjoy yourself.

Instructions for submitting your audition on DVD:
Please submit two (2) DVD-R disks (i.e. 2 identical disks). Your DVD must be readable on a Macintosh computer or on a standard American DVD player. It is imperative that you submit two copies of this audition. We also request that you clearly print your name on the DVD surface with a permanent marker. Please be certain to record your audition in DVD-R format. If you are having difficulty recording your audition, please notify our office, as your file will not be eligible for review by the Admissions Committee until your audition has been received.

Application dates:
Due to our rolling admissions policy, interested students are encouraged to apply early. Upon submission of ALL application materials, admission decisions are made as quickly as possible. Financial aid funds are limited, so Brown students needing aid should apply early. No financial aid is available for visiting undergraduates.

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Required for all Theatre Apprentice Students

Required for all Theatre Apprentice Students Living on Campus


Materials should be sent to:

Brown University
School of Professional Studies
Attn: TheatreApprentice
Box T
200 Dyer Street
Providence, RI 02912

FAX: 401.863.3916

Please note: Course details may be subject to change.