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Norfolk State University
Theatre Company

NSU Theatre Company is the award-winning, nationally recognized, presenting organization for theatrical productions on campus. The company has garnered wide-spread audience acclaim, multiple honors and awards for excellence and presents an annual season of plays and musicals. The company offers its members professional-grade performance and production opportunities, exposure to national competitions and conferences and internships in all areas of theatre.

Company membership is open to all students and community members.  Membership is earned and maintained each semester by successfully auditioning or interviewing for roles and positions available in the company's season.

Mission Statement
The mission of Norfolk State University Theatre Company is to serve as cultural ambassadors for Norfolk State University and diversify theatrical offerings within our region.

This mission will be accomplished by providing University students and the community with professional-grade experiences in theatre that are about or told through the lens of people from the African diaspora.

Vision Statement
The vision for NSU Theatre Company is to establish itself as the preeminent destination for theatre, culture and diversity within our region.

NSU Theatre Company Participation Scholarships
NSU Theatre Company's Participation Scholarships are financial awards for qualified and deserving students participating in the theatre company from any major. They can be used to help cover expenses for tuition, room & board and books for students whose efforts exceed those of the average student in the following four areas:

  1. Academic Performance – this area evaluates the ability of a student to balance their primary duty as a scholar, with exceptional participation in the company. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 semester and cumulative GPA, as well as maintain at least 12 credit hours of course work each semester.
  2. Time & Effort – this area evaluates the amount of time a student invests in company activities.
  3. Talent & Skill – this area evaluates the artistic and technical ability and growth of a student. Students are expected to display either current exceptional talent or skill set or display significant development and growth towards exceptional talent or skillset in an area of theatre.
  4. Professionalism – this area evaluates the ability of a student to honor University conduct rules and regulations. This includes rehearsals, performances, events and any other time a student is officially representing the University.

For incoming freshmen & transfer students, academic performance will be measured by your high school GPA (incoming freshmen) or previous college/university GPA (incoming transfer students); talent and skill will be measured by auditions for performers and resume/portfolio reviews for designers, technicians and managers; and time and effort / professionalism will be measured by letters of recommendation.  However, all four areas will be reviewed during the first semester of attendance for continuation of the award for the next semester.


Auditions, Resume/Portfolio Reviews & Interviews

Designers, Technicians & Managers should schedule a Resume/Portfolio Review and Interview, to be conducted in person or by phone, to discuss their experience and/or specific area(s) of interest through the NSU Theatre Company Artistic Director, Professor Stockard, at or (757) 823-2897.

Performers should schedule an interview and prepare two 60-second contrasting monologues. Contrasting monologues should be a combination of two of the following performance styles:

  • Comedic Classical (Shakespeare or Greek)
  • Dramatic Classical (Shakespeare or Greek)
  • Comedic Contemporary
  • Dramatic Contemporary

If a performer can sing, they should also perform two contrasting 60-second songs from any two genres of music.

If a performer can dance, they should also prepare a 60-second dance routine for each genre of dance they are skilled in.

Auditions and interviews can be scheduled through the NSU Theatre Company Artistic Director at or (757) 823-2897. You do not have to audition and interview in person. If you are auditioning via video submission send a link (not a file) via YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox for consideration to NSU Theatre Company Artistic Director, Professor Stockard, at or (757) 823-2897.

For Inquiries Contact:
Professor Anthony Stockard
Producing Artistic Director

Alpha PSI Omega
National Theatre Honor Society

Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society (ΑΨΩ) is an American recognition honor society for participants in collegiate theatre. The Alpha Cast was founded at Fairmont State College on August 12, 1925.

Norfolk State University is home of the Alpha Theta Kappa Cast. Membership is open to students who meet eligibility and are consistently active in theatre and drama.

For Inquiries Contact:
Professor Anthony Stockard
Cast Director


The August Wilson Society is a student organization committed to educating students and the community about the life and works of playwright August Wilson.

Membership into the society is open to all students and is earned through application submissions.  Membership is open for new society members at the start of each semester.

The August Wilson National Monologue Competition
An annual major project for society members is The August WIlson National Monologue Competition.  The society lends its support to the NSU Theatre Company during competition planning, workshops and the regional competition.

For Inquiries Contact:
Professor Anthony Stockard
Faculty Advisor

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