The South Texas Theatre Audition provides colleges and schools from across the U.S. the opportunity to scout exceptional talent from the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. High school seniors and college transfer students who are seriously considering majoring in theatre in college present monologues, musical theatre selections, and technical theatre portfolios for the consideration of college admissions representatives.
Important Update: We will host an in-person event on Monday, November 15, 2021 at South Texas College in McAllen, TX. Students can register here for an in-person audition or presentation time. Everyone is highly encouraged to wear a face mask over the nose and mouth while in indoor public areas such as classrooms, lobbies, common areas, hall ways, etc. The deadline to register for the in-person event is Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 12:00p.m. CDT.
We strongly encourage students registering for the in-person event to ALSO submit a virtual audition/portfolio/teaching statement since there are multiple schools that will only be reviewing virtual submissions.
Students will also be able to submit materials via a virtual platform. Students are welcome to attend the in-person event AND submit materials virtually. Please visit stta.getacceptd.com to submit your online audition, portfolio, or teaching statement. Guidelines and requirements for each program are posted on the Acceptd site. The deadline to submit a virtual application is November 15, 2021 by 11:59pm CST.
“Our mission is to help performers, designers, and technicians from theatre programs across the Rio Grande Valley to pursue a college education and prepare for a career in the arts by attending the best theatrical programs in the nation. This event helps students connect with college recruiters, receive scholarship support, and dream big.”
– Jaclyn Benavidez, local theatre educator and event organizer
STTA is a pilot program between The University of Texas at Austin and local theatre educators from across the Rio Grande Valley.
High school seniors from more than 30 high schools across the Rio Grande Valley are invited to participate in the South Texas Theatre Auditions.
The following colleges and universities will participate in the 2021 virtual event (please note that some participating institutions will only be reviewing virtual submissions):
Abilene Christian University, Texas (Virtual)
Arcadia University, Pennsylvania (Virtual)
Atlantic Acting School, New York (Virtual)
Baylor University, Texas (Virtual)
Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania (Virtual)
Colorado Mesa University, Colorado (Virtual)
DePaul University, Illinois (Virtual)
East Texas Baptist University, Texas (Virtual)
Hussian College, California (Virtual)
Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma (Virtual)
Rowan University, New Jersey (Virtual)
Sam Houston State University, Texas (Virtual/In-person)
Southern Methodist University, Texas (Virtual)
Southwestern University, Texas (Virtual)
Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas (Virtual)
Tarleton State University, Texas (Virtual)
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Texas (Virtual/In-person)
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, New York (Virtual/In-person)
The New York Film Academy, New York (Virtual/In-person)
The University of Houston, Texas (Virtual)
The University of South Alabama, Alabama (Virtual/In-person)
The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas (Virtual)
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas (Virtual/In-person)
The University of Texas at El Paso, Texas (Virtual)
West Texas A&M University, Texas (Virtual)