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STC Drama Department and colleges nationwide announce South Texas Theatre Auditions

Drama departments from colleges across the nation will begin scouting exceptional talent from the Rio Grande Valley beginning in November.

In collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, PSJA ISD, and South Texas College’s Drama Department, South Texas Theatre Auditions (STTA) will begin offering high school seniors and college students from the Valley who intend to pursue a degree in theatre, an opportunity to present monologues, musical theatre selections, and technical theatre portfolios for the consideration of college admissions representatives.

Auditions will be held Nov. 12, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Texas College Cooper Center for Communication Arts, located at 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.

Universities attending South Texas Theatre Auditions as of press time include The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Houston, and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

“We are excited to be hosting this event for the second year,” said Drama Department Chair Joel Jason Rodriguez. “The partnership with PSJA ISD and The University of Texas at Austin on this project is invaluable, and it is great to see how STTA made pursuing a theatre degree accessible to everyone. We believe education makes a world of difference in people’s lives. Students across the Rio Grande Valley will have an opportunity to audition and present their work to university representatives from some incredible theatre programs across Texas.”

STTA was a pilot program between The University of Texas at Austin and local theatre educators from across the Rio Grande Valley which has now grown to include South Texas College. Students interested in attending the auditions can register at www.stta.finearts.utexas.edu

For more information, call (956) 872-2639 or email jrodriguez@southtexascollege.edu.