Actors' Application and Information | Webster University

Actors' Application and Information

  • Slots fill up quickly. We ask that you submit your application early, as we cannot guarantee slots to anyone. Once slots are assigned, MWTA cannot change the time or date of your audition.
  • To apply for the MidWest Theatre Auditions, you must be nominated by a college professor or theatre professional. Please talk to your nominator and confirm that they are willing to nominate you BEFORE you begin your application process. You will have to provide the name of your nominator and the name of the institution they belong to on your application.
  • On the application webpage, select the button that reads “Acting & Design/Tech/Stage Management Auditions.” From there you can select the Acting Auditions page.
  • Before you begin your application, please be aware that you will not be able to save your form, so make sure you have enough time to complete your application in one sitting. 
  • There is an application fee of $50 due with submission of application, payable online by Visa or MasterCard. We do NOT accept any other forms of payment. Checks and cash are NOT accepted.

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Audition Location

The auditions are located at Webster University in the Loretto-Hilton Center at 130 Edgar Road, St. Louis, MO 63119.

Audition Space

Auditions take place in the Virginia Browning Mainstage located in the Loretto-Hilton Center at Webster University. The space houses the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Since the space is shared, there is a possibility that there will be a set onstage. The stage may also be raked or covered in wood planks so please be flexible.

Audition Specifics

Auditions begin at 8:30 am each day. IYou will receive a check-in time in your confirmation email.You will be identified by your auditionee number and time slot. Your slate will not be timed, but please be brief. The timer will start on your first word or note.

The allotted audition time is one minute and 30 seconds to perform a monologue and/or a song. There will be an accompanist provided so please do not bring pre-recorded accompaniment or outside accompanists.

Dance Auditions

Dance auditions are held at the end of each day. Dance auditions are optional. If you plan to participate in the dance audition you must note that in your application.

Callbacks, Résumés and Headshots

Callbacks occur on the same day as your audition, and will be posted throughout the day. After the audition sessions have ended, the theatre representatives will begin callbacks in their posted callback location. The length of callbacks depends on each theatre, and on how many callbacks you receive.

Information from your audition application will be printed and given to the theatre representatives, but will only be used for auditions. For callbacks, you will need to bring resumes and head shots.