Acceptd Prescreen Requirements | Webster University

Acceptd Prescreen Requirements

Students seeking an audition for Acting, Directing, or Musical Theatre will be required to submit pre-screen materials through Acceptd. The faculty will review all submissions weekly. Once reviewed, students will be notified if they are invited to request an audition date with Webster University. We will open the application in Acceptd on October 1, 2020.

Acting Requirements

Acting candidates will need to submit monologues to Acceptd.

  • As a prospective acting major, you must prepare two monologues of not more than three minutes total. The selections should be of a contrasting nature. Choose characters close to yourself in age from scripts written after 1930. Monologues must be memorized and fully prepared.
  • Do not plan a long and involved introduction to your scene. Simply announce the name of the play and character and begin. Do not select Shakespeare or classical pieces. Do not select Shakespeare or classical pieces. Do not do extreme characterizations of body, voice, or speech to alter your own age, physical abilities, or mental health. The characters should be as natural, authentic, and close to you in real life as you can imagine. Do not use a dialect or accent. Use your own speech, even if the character would normally speak with an accent.

Directing Requirements

Directing candidates will need to submit monologues and portfolio to Acceptd. 

  • Two Contemporary Monologues. These should be realism and should not exceed three (3) minutes combined. They will be performed for a Webster faculty member;
  • A Portfolio. Any theatre experiences should be represented. If you have directed a play or scene or assisted on a project, bring materials from that work (pictures, video, promptbook, program, etc). We also understand that students interested in the directing program might have little or no formal directing experience. For that reason the portfolio might also include work in other arts such as acting, design, choreography, opera, singing, photography, video, film, painting, design or writing. Share your artistic interests.

Musical Theatre Requirements

Musical Theatre candidates will need to submit songs and a monologue through Acceptd.

For Songs

  • One song should be written prior to 1970. This song can be either the uptempo or the ballad (student's choice).
  • One song should be written after 1970 and contrast the style of the first.

For Monologues

  • 1, 60-90 second contemporary monologue (written during the 20th Century-present) from a published play. This time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds.
  • Contemporary monologue should be filmed in a "close-up" shot which means the top of the head to the chest should be visible in the frame.

Wild Card (optional)

  • Submissions should be no more than 60 seconds.
  • This media can be ANYTHING you want: a special skill, an interesting story about yourself, a passion speech, an instrument that you play, etc. "What do you want us to know about you?" and "What makes you unique?".
Once you have submitted your pre-screen materials, please wait for further information before submitting your application to the university.