General auditions for the full year will take place on Thursday, August 29th and Friday, August 30th from 7:15 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. You only need to attend one of these nights.  Show up at least 20 minutes before your scheduled audition time in case we are running ahead of schedule, and to fill out any paperwork needed.

Callbacks will be held over one weekend this year on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1.  

Check this website on Friday, August 30th, to see if you’ve been called back after general auditions. Callbacks will be posted LATE Friday night. 

CASTING ANNOUNCEMENTS will be posted Tuesday, September 3rd by 7 p.m.  

Note: It is possible for students to be in more than one show.


General auditions will be held in the Women’s Building, Olin Studio IClick here to download a Danforth Campus Map.

How to Sign Up

First, make sure you have thoroughly read through the show information for each production.  Then, just click here and fill in one of the time slots! You will receive a reminder email the day before.  Walk-ups are accepted as long as there are audition slots available, but we highly encourage you to sign-up for a slot ahead of time! Any problems? Email aesoll@wustl.edu

Once you have signed up, complete the audition form by clicking on the tab above and entering your information.  Please fill it out no less than 24 hours before your audition.  Hard copies of the audition form will be available at auditions for those who are unable to fill theirs out in advance online.  

What to Prepare

Please prepare one monologue for the audition.  A monologue may be as brief as 1 minute long, but no longer than 2 minutes.  If you want to present 2 monologues you may do so, but be sure that the two monologues combined do not exceed 3 minutes.

Time your audition material in advance to make sure it is appropriate in length.  You may be asked to stop if the limit is exceeded. This procedure helps keep appointments on schedule for everyone.  

A 4-minute time period is allotted for each audition.  This allows time for you to enter, greet everyone, set up, perform, and say goodbye before you exit.

If you are auditioning for the Musical, you will also need to prepare 32 bars from a Broadway or Hollywood musical.  If you choose to sing, you should perform only 1 monologue.

Don’t have a monologue, don’t know what to prepare? Don’t worry!  Monologues are available for anyone interested here or on the callboard outside the main PAD office.  Alternatively, speak to any one of our acting faculty members for suggestions.

Also, perusal copies of the scripts are available through the library’s electronic reserves.  Logon using your WUSTL key, then search for the course under instructor name “Soll”, click on 000 Drama – PAD Auditions Fall 2019, and enter password “Auditions”.  You will then be able to download scripts to read before auditions.

*ACTING III STUDENTS: Remember that you are required to present 2 contrasting monologues.  Your full audition must still fit within the 3 minute time limit.  If you want to be considered for the musical as well, you will be allowed extra time to sing.  You do not need to notify anyone of your intention to do so until you arrive at auditions.

Brand new here?  Check out the PAD website to learn more about the department.

What to Bring

Complete the online AUDITION FORM (Please do this asap after signing up!) Then bring the following with you:
  • Sheet music: 32 bars from a Broadway or Hollywood musical (if singing for Legally Blonde)
  • Your sparkling personality.


William Whitaker, Professor of the Practice in Drama , and Amy Soll, Stage Manager Supervisor, will lead a short workshop on Wednesday,  August 21st at 10:00 a.m. in the A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre located in the Mallinckrodt Center, main floor.  

We’ll answer any questions you have, discuss time commitments and the typical rehearsal process at Wash U, and walk you through the audition website and signing up for an audition slot.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?  Email: aesoll@wustl.edu