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Open House

Thursday, December 6, 2018

            Time:   10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

                        7:30 p.m. curtain for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

            Cost:    Free to pre-registered students

            Limit:   12-students per school

            Registration Deadline: November 26, 2018

Registration: Click Here

The Fresno State Theatre Arts Department invites you and your students to visit our campus on Thursday, December 6 for our 25th Annual Open House.

This event gives college-bound high school students the opportunity to meet our faculty and to discover more about our programs in Theatre and Dance. The day includes Scholarship auditions and interviews, workshops, tours of the facility, and a pizza party; it ends with a final dress rehearsal of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley directed by Professor Brad Myers in the John Wright Theatre.

PLEASE NOTE: We are making some changes to the Open House schedule and how we handle auditions for Theatre Arts and Dance Scholarships.

  1. Open House begins at 10:30 AM. Registration 10:00-10:30 AM.
  2. Students who have applied to Fresno State for Fall 2019 and who are seriously considering a major in theatre or dance will now have TWO opportunities to audition or interview for scholarships in acting, design, and dance.
    1. They can sign up to audition or interview during the Open House (11:00-12:15), OR
    2. They can sign up to audition for a date to be announced. 
  3. The auditions will now be more private. Only the students applying for scholarships will attend the audition or interview sessions.
  4. Other students may attend facility tours or have lunch from 11:00-12:30.
  5. All students who audition for acting scholarships at the OPEN HOUSE will be invited to a special feedback session and have the opportunity for one-on-one coaching from our faculty.

Guidelines for Students: How to apply and prepare for the Open House

Acting Audition

Dance Audition

Design/Tech Interview

Students who wish to audition or interview for a scholarship in Dance or Theatre need to register online by November 26.

To register for the Acting Scholarship: Click Here

To register for the Dance Scholarship: Click Here

To register for a Design/Tech Theatre Scholarship: Click Here

Teacher Recommendation Form: Click Here

Dance Showcase- The Fresno State dance faculty would like to invite each high school who has students attending the open house event an opportunity to share a dance work of their choosing in a studio showing event. It will take place directly after the dance scholarship auditions in the main dance studio (Music Building 124). It will be a wonderful opportunity for the students to see the dance work of their peers and to support each other as artists. No costumes, makeup or lighting design. Just a community of dancers enjoying and participating in their art form. If you are interested in performing or have questions, please contact Kenneth Balint (

If you have further questions, please email or contact one of our facilitators. Thanks for your interest!

Melissa Gibson - / 559-278-2522 

Elizabeth Crifasi - / 559-278-2444

Kenneth Balint - / 559-278-5848