Theatre - Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to Audition for the Theatre Program at Fairfield?

No. Theatre at Fairfield is about learning and doing it all, hence we are not just looking for people with strong acting skills. Actors find out they are wonderful directors; technicians learn that they can write terrific plays; playwrights discover they have a penchant for costume design and construction. To become a Theatre major you simply need to be a student at Fairfield University. Do tell us of your interest, however, and we'll be happy to have you visit our classes, rehearsals, scene shop, and shows before you arrive so that you can become better acquainted with us and what we do.

Are Scholarships Available?

Yes. Every year, theatre students apply for four competitive scholarships to serve as Production Interns for Theatre Fairfield. Internships are given in Business, Marketing, Public Relations, and Technical Theatre to assist the various faculty and guest artists in those areas. Students who have served as Production Interns gain invaluable professional experience in running a theatre operation and this serves them well when applying for outside internships and paying jobs (with health benefits) in the professional theatre. All students may apply for these scholarships once they are enrolled in the Theatre Program; we don't accept applications from incoming freshmen.

Are Internships Available?

Yes. In addition to the Production Interns listed above, we offer Internships in all facets of creating theatre, from Stage Management to Design to Managing our Costume Shop. Students eligible for Federal Work-Study Grants frequently combine the internships with their workstudy positions. The faculty is happy to work with any student wishing to create a new internship with Theatre Fairfield. We also strongly support students applying for internships at producing theatres throughout the U.S. and the world.