Prospective Students


After graduation it becomes more and more clear that Wagner College was without a doubt, the best place for me to find myself as a person and as a performer. This first year out of school has shown me that Wagner College has made me as prepared for this crazy field as one can be, and I think this is the most valuable thing we could have received. You all hold an insanely special place in my heart, and I thank my lucky stars you all touched my life in the profound ways that you have."

-Danielle Peyton Materese

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Audition Guidelines for Wagner College Theatre Prospective Freshmen of Fall 2015

Please work with the Admissions Office to coordinate your visit and audition. Students will be invited to interview and/or audition only after their Wagner College applications have been received. Potential students should address all preliminary inquiries to the Wagner College Admissions Office at 718-390-3411.

Theatre Performance

WHEN:  Auditions for Transfer students will be held on Friday, February 20th and for potential Freshmen on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015.

WHERE: Wagner College campus.


  • Two monologues of approximately one minute in length. Show your best work, regardless of genre or period. You may be asked for only one, so plan on performing the piece that displays your best work.
  • Two Broadway musical selections of 16 bars in length, one from an up-tempo song and the other from a ballad. You may be asked for only one, so plan on performing the piece that displays your best work.
  • Each applicant will be required to attend a Dance/Movement evaluation designed to evaluate potential. Nothing need be prepared, but appropriate dance attire is required.

If unable to attend Audition Day please see here 2015 Recorded Audition Guidelines.  For anyone with questions, please  contact Mara Gannon.

Transfer auditions will take place on the morning Friday, February 20th.  A sign-up sheet will be on the call board  for current Wagner students; the Admissions Office will coordinate registration for external auditions. Please contact Mara Gannon with questions.

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Design Technology Management Interview

WHEN: This year’s audition day will be held on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015.

WHERE: Wagner College campus.

Please bring a resume with you to your scheduled interview. The resume should list any shows you have worked on, special skills, and relevant classes you have taken such as art, theatre, music, industrial arts, history, literature, drafting, and so on.

If you have a portfolio, bring it along. A portfolio might include: examples of your skills in drawing, sketching, and painting; any theatre design work; prompt books or examples of other stage management work; photographs of productions; items that you feel might be helpful in getting to know you. The portfolio is to help jump-start the interview, please bring whatever you have.

Professor Smith works with Students in the Wardrobe Lab

Professor Smith works with Students in the Wardrobe Lab

If you are unable to attend the Audition Day please contact Prof. Phill Hickox to schedule an appointment.

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