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: 

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.