Earlham sees theatre as an essential part of the human experience; stories brought to life through imagination and shared in community can transport and transform us. The Theatre Arts Department teaches Earlham students to create theatre that elicits empathy, challenges the intellect and encourages intentional decision-making. The faculty strive to develop interdisciplinary theatre artists with a personal sense of responsibility to the communities in which they will live and work.
We also provide individualized training with a focus on the collaborative, analytical and expressive skills essential in all working environments. Play selection and workshop programming is customized to student needs and interests. Guest artists interact with students in production, workshop, coaching and mentoring situations. Students who take full advantage of the opportunities offered will emerge as theatre artists who impact society through the kinds of theatre they create, the way they work, the stories they bring to light and the audiences they choose to serve.
If you are invited to participate in Scholarship Day for Theatre Arts, you should be prepared to
- Submit your theatre resume.
- Submit a letter explaining you interest[s] in theatre and what you hope to gain from your college theatre education.
- Submit samples of your work:
- Actors should submit a video recording of two contrasting one-minute contemporary monologues OR a one-minute monologue and a one-minute song excerpt.
- Designers, directors, stage managers, and production personnel should submit a digital portfolio of work samples from past work and/or a concept pitch or design for a theoretical production.
On Scholarship Day, you will be invited to an in-person or Zoom interview with theatre faculty. During that time, faculty members may coach actor monologues or reference items included in the work samples you submitted.
Please contact your admissions counselor for more details on what to expect and how to prepare for Scholarship Day.
We are planning to have Scholarship Day 2021 on-campus. However, we have a contingency plan in place to conduct Scholarship Day virtually, if necessary, to comply with the college’s regulations to aid and reduce the spread of COVID-19. In addition, we are offering students and families the option of attending Scholarship Day on-campus or to interview virtually on Saturday, February 6. If you have questions or concerns about the interview process or Scholarship Day in general, please contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or call at 800-327-5426.