Mississippi high school sophomores, the time is now!

Apply Now to Audition


Core Curriculum

// Acting I, II, III, IV // Dramaturgy I, II // Company I, II // Theatre Play Production // Movement for the Actor

The Virtual Audition Includes:

Upon receipt of the application and approval to audition, the applicant will receive a link to an online portal login to submit their audition components. Within the portal, applicants can directly upload their videos or insert a YouTube link. Any audition links uploaded to YouTube must be unlisted.

  • Applicants will submit video performances of two contrasting*, memorized dramatic or comedic monologues (words spoken by one person in a play) from a published play (each one minute maximum).
  • Submit two separate videos, with one monologue on each and no edits of video within each monologue.
  • Applicants should use no costumes. Minimal props may be used for the monologue, but only if they do not distract from the quality of the performance.

*Contrasting means one monologue should be dramatic and the other comic.

News & Events

"All in the Timing" Theatre Fall Production
Dec 8, 2020 – Dec 15, 2020 7:00pm CST, Enochs Black Box (MSA)


Theatre and Literary Students Shine in South Dramafest Competition

Students in Mississippi School of the Arts’ theatre department, as well as literary, received awards at the Mississippi Theatre Association South Dramafest. The event was held at the University of Southern Mississippi.Read More…
By : Newsroom Staff | Feb 11, 2020

MSA Educators Receive 2019 AIM Award by the Arts Institute of Mississippi

The Mississippi School of the Arts congratulates two educators for receiving the 2019 AIM Award by the Arts Institute of Mississippi. According to the institute’s web site, “The Arts Institute of MississippiRead More…
By : Newsroom Staff | Apr 1, 2019


Dr. Robert Brooks holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre from Kansas State University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theatre from Louisiana State University, with an emphasis in Dramatic Theory and Criticism. He taught for many years as a theatre generalist at Eastern Illinois University, Tougaloo College and Francis Marion University. He teaches acting, directing, theatre history, dramatic literature/theory, play writing, play production and script analysis. He has directed many theatrical productions at universities, community theatres and the Mississippi School of the Arts.

“I’m giving them a little preview of the college curriculum. I find that when they go to college as freshman and sophomores, they get cast more often.”