Performance Majors Auditions

No audition is required as part of the application process to Tulane.

Students interested in majoring in theatre or dance should enroll in a department class their first semester.

Auditions to pursue a performance degree (major) are held for enrolled students in the Fall for dance, and early Fall and Winter for theatre.

Performance degree auditions will be announced on this webpage, in all department classes, and department social media channels.

Find out more information about our degree paths.


Spring Theatre Mainstage Auditions will be held on Monday, November 13 in McWilliams Hall from 6 pm to 9 pm. Students may sign up for both auditions.

Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play

By Anne Washburn, Music by Michael Friedman
Directed by Ryder Thornton

AUDITIONS: Monday, November 13th 6 pm to 9 pm Tap Studio, McWilliams Hall (callbacks Tuesday, November 14th)

Performs: Tuesday, March 12th through Sunday, March 17th

ABOUT: What happens to pop culture after the fall of human civilization? What about 7 years after the fall? Or even 75 years? Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, endeavors to find out. When nuclear power plants across the country begin to “go up,” a small group of survivors gather in the woods and begin to recount an episode of The Simpsons. Over the course of the play’s three acts and three-quarters of a century timespan, casual storytelling evolves into theater, theater evolves into ritual, and one Simpsons episode evolves into a myth and legend for a post-apocalyptic world.

What To Prepare: This is a dramatic and musical audition. Please prepare a 1-to-2-minute monologue (dramatic or comedic) and 16 bars of a song that is representative of your singing ability. If you require accompaniment, please bring sheet music clearly marked with your audition cut. Alternatively, you may prepare 20 seconds of a favorite song to accompany a youtube playback, or you could sing a popular tune on the spot (Amazing Grace, Star Spangled Banner, Happy Birthday, etc). You will be asked to do vocal tone matching, percussive rhythm matching, and some simple sight-singing exercises. Finally, please remember to indicate any instrument you can play as well as your level of competency with those instruments on the audition form. Piano players are especially invited to audition. If you have any questions about this audition, please email Ryder Thornton at


Only Miracles

Conceived and Directed by Dodd Loomis

AUDITIONS: Monday, November 13th 6 pm to 9 pm Lab Theatre (callbacks Wednesday, November 15th)

PERFORMS: Saturday, April 13th through Monday, April 15th

ABOUT: Only Miracles is a three-part multi-media interactive and immersive experience telling the true story of 3 Holocaust survivors. Rose Rosenkrantz, who is still alive (age 78) will fly from her home in Florida to actively collaborate with the cast to craft the retelling of her life and that of her parents. Performances will take place off campus inside the historic Touro Synagogue on St Charles Avenue.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: Only Miracles is a true ensemble piece requiring a very large cast of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, religions, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Having a curiosity about Judaism, or a direct connection to it, is a plus. Because the audience will listen to the play via audio headsets that they will be wearing, all actors have NO LINES. Not one actor has a single line of dialogue to memorize. Instead, all actors must be comfortable in their bodies, able to make audience members feel comfortable, and the ability to give a stranger their complete and undivided attention.

WHAT TO PREPARE: You should prepare a short physical vignette, 1 to 2 minutes in length. In the physical vignette, you must complete a single action twice, using two totally different emotions each time.

Example: A girl gently folds clothes, tenderly placing them in a suitcase. She cries as she does so, occasionally smelling the clothes before she lovingly places them inside the suitcase. In this physical vignette, the actor is folding away the clothes of her recently deceased mother who she loves terribly and will miss forever.

The second time the actor packs the suitcase, she violently crumples up the clothes and throws them into the suitcase screaming, “AAAAHHHHH!!! Stay out of my liiiiiife!!” In this physical vignette, the actor has just found out that her boyfriend has cheated on her and she’s kicking him out of their apartment.

In both physical vignettes the actors is packing a suitcase, but with two totally different emotions.



Newcomb Dance Company Auditions

Auditions Tuesday, September 19th 4 to 5 pm

McWilliams 300

No pre-registration necessary.

Performances February 22nd- 25th


Dance Major Auditions

Auditions Tuesday September 19th, 5pm to 7pm.

McWilliams 300

No pre-registration necessary.