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Theater Weekend

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM until Sunday, February 25, 2018

Case Western Reserve University - Eldred Theater
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

Audition or present a portfolio to compete for a full-tuition scholarship!

Hosted by the Case Western Reserve University Theater Department, Theater Scholarship Weekend provides prospective actors, directors, playwrights, designers, technicians and stage managers with an opportunity to spend the weekend attending performances on campus, meeting Theater Department faculty and students, and auditioning or interviewing for full- and partial-tuition scholarships.

Overnight accommodations with theater students will be provided on a limited basis, as available. If on-campus accommodations are full, several hotels are located very near campus for those seeking lodging. All meals will be provided.

About the scholarship

Each year, CWRU’s theater department awards four full-tuition scholarships to incoming first-year students who wish to major in theater, and two $10,000 merit scholarships to students who wish to minor in theater. For more information regarding CWRU theater scholarships, visit

About the weekend

Prospective students meet faculty and their student hosts Friday at 4 p.m. in the lobby of CWRU's own Eldred Theater. That evening, students will tour the campus and attend a question-and-answer session with current CWRU faculty. Afterward, students can participate in either a design bash with design faculty and students, or an improv session with acting faculty and students.

Saturday morning, prospective students will have the opportunity to audition or present a portfolio as part of our scholarship competition. In the afternoon, students will participate in a question-and-answer session with current CWRU theater students, and will have free time to explore the CWRU campus and the University Circle arts and cultural district.

The weekend is topped off Saturday night with tickets to the undergraduate production, followed by a performance by CWRU’s student improv comedy group, IMPROVment, in the Eldred Theater Black Box.

About CWRU Department of Theater

The Department of Theater at Case Western Reserve University offers education and participation in all aspects of drama, with course offerings in acting, stagecraft, costume design, scene design, directing, dramatic writing, and history, literature, and criticism.

Bachelor of Arts students have the opportunity to perform as well as to serve on the design and technical teams in four fully produced mainstage theatrical productions each year. The low student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students are able to work closely with our faculty of highly accomplished artists and scholars.

As a discipline that is both performing art and humanity, the department treats all performances as artistic and educational experiences, and welcomes the participation of students regardless of their academic majors and career goals.

About CWRU

Case Western Reserve University's location in University Circle—a one-square-mile flashpoint of energy and inspiration gives you access to the more than 40 incomparable arts, cultural, educational, health and human-service institutions. Don't miss this chance to visit campus and to audition for theater scholarships.
To register, complete the form below. For additional information contact Christopher Bohan, professor in the Department of Theater, at or 216.368.6097, or visit

Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.