Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Theatre Assistantship Application

New and Transfer Students For your benefit, please read carefully!

Each year the Theatre program at Chadron State College awards Assistantships to incoming freshmen, transfer students and current students who must participate in Theatre. These Assistantships are awarded on the basis of ability in Theatre, more than on financial need.

Theatre Assistantships will be awarded from the following sources and traditionally cover 1/4 to 1/2 of student tuition:

  1. Tuition Waivers
  2. Memorial Scholarships
  3. Foundation Assistantships

For your convenience, see the Check-Off List below prior to starting the online Assistantship Application Form.

Because the Assistantships are limited in number, we recommend applications be submitted: Friday, February 15, 2019

The Theatre program will notify you of your award within approximately 3 weeks after auditions/interviews. Upon receiving a Theatre Program Assistantship, we will send you an Acceptance Form, which we will ask you to sign, agreeing to:

  1. Participate in Theatre by agreeing to the following responsibilities: Audition and accept (if offered) a role in all CSC Theatre productions.
  2. Work 3 Hours a week (1 afternoon M-TH) in the Scene Shop or Costume Shop for the Fall and Spring Semesters
  3. Enroll in at least 3 credit hours of Theatre courses in the Fall and Spring semesters

Auditions and Interviews for Assistantships:

Please call or email to schedule an audition time.
1-800-CHADRON (1-800-242-3766) Extension #6317
E-Mail Jessica Humphrey

Material to be presented at the Audition/Interview

Theatre Performance Audition/Interview

Individual Students: TWO contrasting monologues (one classic, one contemporary), not to exceed 5 minutes total.

For Scene Partners: TWO STUDENTS only in a scene not to exceed 5 minutes in length. In both of the above, costumes are not encouraged. No scenery. Minimal furniture and general illumination will be provided. The focus here is on the performers.

Technical Theatre Audition/Interview

Students should bring the design projects that show their BEST work in the most illustrative manner possible. This could include ANY combination of the following:

  • Scenic models, drawings, sketches, mechanical drawings, photos of design work,
  • Lighting designs or plots Costume sketches/photos and technical resumes.

Unable to attend Audition/Interview:

If you are unable to schedule an Audition/Interview, please contact us and we will make other arrangements for you to complete the application process. This could include links to auditions via YouTube, a Skype Audition/Interview or links to Design/Technical Photos. Please note a live audition will receive preferential consideration. Please notify us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend the Audition or Interview.

Theatre Assistantships
For your benefit, please check each item thoroughly.

  1. Complete the Admission Application process for Chadron State College CSC application process:
  2. Fill out “Entering Freshman Scholarship Application” as well as this application. This will appear on your “To Do List” on MyCSC. This gives you the possibility of receiving additional awards from the College.
  3. Complete the Application for Theatre Assistantship
    • Have two letters of recommendation ready for digital submission
      Entering Freshmen:
      Two Letters of Recommendation, one from your Principal or Counselor and one from your High School Theatre Instructor attesting to your character, interests and abilities in Theatre.
      Transfer Students:
      Two Letters of Recommendation, at least one should be from your Theatre instructor, attesting to your character, interests and abilities in Theatre.

    • If available a current resume detailing past work in Theatre and related activities ready for digital submission.
    • A current photo
  4. Call or Email and arrange a time for the Theatre Assistantship Audition before
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    Theatre Assistantships & Auditions
    1-800-242-3766, Extension 6317
  5. If you are unable to attend the Auditions, please make arrangements for an alternative plan as explained above. We must hear from you no later than Friday, February 15, 2019

If you have questions or concerns please call the appropriate phone numbers between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (MST):
CSC Start Office (Admissions and Financial Aid)
Theatre Assistantships & Auditions
1-800-242-3766, Extension 6317

IMPORTANT: To insure your Application for Assistantship can be considered, it must be received in our offices no later than Friday, February 15, 2019.

When you are ready click the Theatre Assistantship Application for New Students link below to begin the application process.