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FALL: Unified College Auditions

An event for Thespian Seniors to be seen by colleges and universities.

Thespians: $25*


Anyone applying for this grant: You must submit your audition application fully by the deadline to be considered. Funds are limited, so we may not be able to fulfill all requests. Due to the tight deadlines in relation to the event, we will notify you at least one week prior to the event with any amount we are able to allocate to your request. You will be contacted by email if your grant has been accepted with further instructions either for payment or not.*


To register:

  1. Only Inducted Thespians who will graduate high school in Spring 2023 may audition for college and university programs at Oregon Thespians College Auditions.

  2. You will fill out and submit the application form online. Follow rules for the application form. You will upload your ONE PAGE resume, a photo or headshot, design portfolio (design/tech students) and your audition video (performance and design/tech).

  3. For more specific information on preparing for the Design/Tech Auditions, click on the Guide to Technical Theatre Auditions.

  4. For college and university auditions, a minimum 2.75 grade point average is required. After your audition, you will work directly with each college/university on your "short list" about their GPA requirement.

To participate in auditions, you will need:

  • All audition materials (application, headshot, resume, videos, portfolio).

  • Payment instructions are listed in the online registration system. Refunds will not be given due to cancellation.

  • Technical Auditioners will upload their design/technical portfolio as described in the Guide to Technical Theatre Auditions.


  • SEPT. 1: Applications open for students

  • SEPT. 29: Registration DEADLINE for students & colleges/universities wanting to participate

  • OCT. 1: Participating colleges begin viewing applicant submissions via a spreadsheet downloaded from student applications

  • OCT. 16: Unified College Auditions in person; callbacks posted same day

  • After October 16 event, students will work directly with colleges of their choosing and the Oregon Thespians portion of this event will be considered "closed."

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Event Schedule for in person only: 

9:00-9:30 A.M.               Check-in
9:30-10:00 A.M.             Auditor Introductions & Student Orientation
10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.      Morning Performance Audition slots (2 min. per)

10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.      Design/Tech Student Portfolio Review by Design/Tech Reps
1:00-2:00 P.M.                Lunch Break (students bring their lunch) / Call back lists posted
2:00-4:30 P.M.                Individual Student-Rep meetings: Callback Interviews and Design/Tech Portfolios


  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts

  • AMDA College & Conservatory of Performing Arts

  • Carroll College

  • Central Washington University

  • Colorado State University

  • Eastern Washington University

  • George Fox University

  • Linfield University

  • New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

  • New York Film Academy

  • Northern Arizona University

  • Pacific University

  • Pacific Lutheran University

  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

  • Seattle Pacific University

  • Southern Methodist University

  • Southern Oregon University

  • University of Evansville

  • University of Montana

  • University of Wyoming

  • Webster Theatre Conservatory

  • Willamette University

  • The Young Americans College


In order to save you an additional expense, OR Thespians does NOT use as our registration site. However, it would behoove you, though, to go to and start your FREE portfolio. Many college programs are using as a way of pre-screening students by looking at your portfolio. They have access to your information during the audition/recruiting season and may go back to your file for updates for added resumes, video/audio clips. They will have limited time to access to your Oregon audition information. All applications must be received by the due date to give the college auditors plenty of time to see your portfolio, if you have an account in


SPRING: College Auditions

An event for juniors in High School to be seen by colleges and universities

When offered, this event takes place at State Festival, requires pre-registration, has limited slots, and open to inducted Thespians only. More details are found in the SOP below.



Below is the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Manual for College Auditions at State. This document can be printed and added to a hardcopy manual, if desired. Check the date of any hardcopies you have. Below is the most current version.

Also available is the HOW TO guide for Hosts, or those considering hosting.