For new producing artistic director Jackie McCall ’98, the magic of live theatre is the artist-audience connection.
Theatre arts scholarships
The Augustana College Department of Theatre Arts awards scholarships each year to students who plan to remain active in theatre at the college level. Students do not need to major or minor in theatre arts in order to qualify.
There are two kinds of theatre scholarships: the general Theatre Arts Scholarship and the Judith Katz Memorial Theatre Scholarship.
Both scholarships require an online application and an audition. (See How to audition)
Auditions consist of a performance or portfolio presentation and an interview with faculty. Students may bring photos or other supporting materials (programs, reviews) to refer to during the interview. Auditions are conducted in October, November, January, February and March.
As part of their applications, students are asked to attach a resume detailing their theatrical experience and training (performance and/or technical).
Theatre Arts scholarships
Theatre Arts scholarships are available up to $2,500, and are awarded to exceptional individuals pursuing performance, technical theatre, playwriting or criticism. All are renewable annually provided that the student has participated in at least one production and takes one theatre class each year. A student does not need to major or minor in theatre to qualify.
Theatre Arts Scholarship auditions will be conducted on Nov. 16, 2019, and Feb. 8 and March 14, 2020.
Judith Katz Memorial Theatre Scholarship
The Judith Katz Memorial Theatre Scholarship is named for fine arts supporter and Augustana alumna Judith Katz. The scholarship is a $16,000 award ($4,000 annually) given to students who will major in theatre arts.
In addition to the audition and interview, students must provide:
- Two letters of recommendation, one from their high school theatre director and one from someone familiar with their work in theatre
- An essay, 1-2 pages in length describing their individual goals for their college experience
Students who apply for, but do not receive a Katz Scholarship, automatically will be considered for a general Theatre Arts Scholarship.
Auditions for a Katz Scholarship will be offered only on March 14, 2020. The deadline for applications is Feb. 25, 2019.
For information, application and audition guidelines, email or call Christina Myatt, 309-794-7611.