Your Indiana Thespian Guide to Indiana Universities & Colleges and their Theater Workshop Days and Auditions. Please click on the School link for their current theater schedule.

If you are a representative from a university or college and would like to become more involved with the Indiana Thespians, please email: 

Students are encouraged to audition by the first Friday in March in order to be considered for School of Music, Theatre, and Dance scholarships.
For more information, contact Michelle Holmes at or 765-641-4543.

How to apply:

Theatre Audition Tips:

Students are encouraged to apply and audition early for their best chance at talent award monies.

The Theatre Department Contacts include: Dianne Timmerman, Chair, or 317-940-9875; Lakisha Cooper, Theatre Administrative Assistant, or 317-940-9659.


Indiana University Purdue University- Fort Wayne

For more information on the program and scholarship auditions, please contact Joanne Schultz, Department Secretary, at: 260-481-6551 or see the IPFW website:


Contact Dr. Anne Fliotsos  at


Purdue Current Season


University of Evansville

Audition Information

Valparaiso Season

Merit Scholarships

  • Awarded amount: $1000
  • Awarded to freshmen majoring in Theatre
  • Based on audition in person (preferred) or by video


  • Maintain a B (3.0) grade point average in Theatre classes
  • Continue as a Theatre first or second major

Audition procedure -- See website for updated deadline dates!

  1. Apply and be admitted to Valparaiso University prior to audition
  2. Auditions/interviews will be held in February. Return a completed registration form to the Department of Theatre by January.

Audition Requirements

  1. Bring to the audition (or send in advance): A letter of recommendation from a high school teacher who is familiar with your work in theatre and a resume or portfolio of your theatre participation  
  2. Prepare two contrasting monologues of 1-2 minutes each or one monologue and a song. Dance numbers are welcome but not required.
  3. Prospective students interested in design, technical production and directing will be interviewed only, but should bring materials documenting your work.

**Please provide your own musical accompanist.