Scholarships in Theatre are awarded to students interested in acting, design & technical theatre — regardless of whether a student plans to major in Theatre!

Picnic by William Inge.  Directed by Joe Jezewski.  Featuring Hannah Korell '15, Graham Morgan '14, Tara Riedel '13, CR Mohrhardt '13, Sara Day '15. Chelsea Martin '16  &  Jake Armentrout '15.  October 2012.

Performance Scholarship In Theatre

Performance Scholarships are available to all first year students regardless of their intended major.  They are awarded to students who show potential in acting, design, or technical theatre. We urge you to audition or interview if you feel you have the appropriate interest and experience. Audition deadline is February 15th.  Performance Scholarship amounts are awarded in the following manner:

  • 1st year –  $1,000
  • 2nd year  –  $1,000
  • 3rd year  –  $1,500
  • 4th year  –  $2,000
  • Total Award of $5,500

Distinguished Performance Scholarship In Theatre

Students with the strongest Performance Scholarship auditions and interviews will be invited to compete for our Distinguished Performance Scholarships that range in awards from $3,000 to $12,000 for four years. To be considered for a Distinguished Performance Scholarship, a student must do an initial audition or interview by February 15th to be eligible for a final round of auditions and interviews in early March. Total Award between $12,000 and $48,000.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.  Directed by Joe Jezewski.  Featuring Emily Roberge '14, Samantha Arthur '15, Raymond Antel '16  &  Chelsea Martin '16.  April 2013.

Audition/Interview Guidelines

Acting Audition
  • Present two contrasting monologues not to exceed two minutes for each selection.
  • Your choice of monologues can be from either modern or classical plays. Find a longer speech or blend several consecutive speeches of a character together.
  • A monologue should show off who you are. Choose roles in your age range that you could be cast in today.
  • Material should be thoroughly memorized and rehearsed with your theatre director if possible.
  • Be prepared to talk about your theatre experience and how you would like to be involved in theatre at Alma College.
Design/Technical Theatre Interview
  • Prepare a portfolio or chronological record of your theatre experience.
  • Include sketches, drawings, photos and programs, along with honors or awards received for design and/or execution of sets, costumes or lights.
  • Include two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your technical skill and experience.
  • Be prepared to talk about your theatre experience and how you would like to be involved in theatre at Alma College.

The Rimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson.  Directed by Joe Jezewski.  October 2013.

How To Apply
  • Scholarship acting auditions and design/technical theatre interviews are arranged on an individual basis during your senior year of high school. Please call Professor Joe Jezewski in the Theatre Department at (989) 463-7262 if you would like to schedule an audition.
  • To be considered for the Distinguished Performance Scholarship with awards from $3,000 to $12,000 you must complete an audition/interview by February 15th.

Students receiving Performance Scholarships and Distinguished Performance Scholarships do not have to major in Theatre. However, they must participate in Alma College Theatre productions each term in either performance or technical work.

If you have any questions, call Professor Joe Jezewski in the Theatre Department at (989) 463-7262.


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