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Theatre Auditions

All audition dates have a pre-screen video Upload requirement this year.

If you are interested in pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre or Theatre Performance, a pre-screen video upload is required. For Technical Theatre and Design a portfolio submission is required.

A pre-screen audition is also required for applicants pursuing the BA in Theatre Arts who wish to be considered for talent-based scholarship awards.

Florida Southern College is a participant in the Musical Theater Common Prescreen for the 2021-2022 cycle.

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Theatre and Dance Day on October 20

We are offering a special audition opportunity as part of FSC’s Theatre and Dance Day, a Master Class opportunity available to aspiring high school dancers and thespians.

Learn More about the theater and dance day event

Dates and Deadlines

Choose your preferred audition date below. Please make note of the pre-screen upload deadline. You will be notified via email of your specific audition time once you have passed the pre-screen process.

On-Site Auditions

  • Audition: November 20, 2021
  • Prescreen Upload Deadline: October 24, 2021
  • Applicant Notification: November 2, 2021

  • Audition: January 22, 2022
  • Prescreen Upload Deadline: December 12, 2021
  • Applicant Notification: January 3, 2022

  • Audition: February 19, 2022
  • Prescreen Upload Deadline: January 23, 2022
  • Applicant Notification: January 31, 2022

Virtual Auditions

  • Audition: December 11, 2021
  • Prescreen Upload Deadline: November 7, 2021
  • Applicant Notification: November 11, 2021

  • Audition: January 22, 2022
  • Prescreen Upload Deadline: December 12, 2021
  • Applicant Notification: January 3, 2022

BFA Technical Theatre Portfolio Submission Deadline

  • April 23, 2022

Audition Criteria

Students must have applied to Florida Southern College but need not have received their academic admission decision in order to register for a pre-screen audition, portfolio review, or audition.

All students selected to audition for the BFA Musical Theatre and Theatre Performance majors will be evaluated for acceptance into the programs, as well as for scholarship consideration. Students submitting a portfolio for the BFA Technical Theatre program will be evaluated for acceptance into the program, as well as for scholarship consideration.

Preparing For Your Audition
Prescreen Guidelines

For the 2021/2022 Audition Cycle, MTCP has included a list of helpful hints. We strongly encourage that you take advantage of these resources which have been thoughtfully and intentionally crafted by the expertise of multiple programs nationwide to support the excellence of the audition and for your benefit. To view the MTCP Resources Page, go to www.papermill.org/musical-theater-common-prescreen/

BFA Musical Theatre

Overall

Each piece should be filmed/uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos. Students are encouraged to use standard technology/recording devices that are available to them (i.e. smartphones, tablets, etc.).

Introduction ("Slate")

There should not be a separate introduction or “slate” video. Instead, “slates” are to appear at the beginning of each piece and included as part of the time allotment.

  • The proper slate for a song is to share your name, the song title, and show in which it appears.
  • The proper slate for a monologue is to share your name, the title of the play, and the playwright.

Songs

Students should prepare two contrasting pieces.

  • One song should be a ballad and one song should be an uptempo so as to contrast style
  • One song should be written before 1970. This song can be either the “uptempo” or the “ballad” (student’s choice). 
  • One song should be written after 1970 and contrast the style of the first.
  • Each song file should be 60-90 seconds (This time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds)
  • Students must sing to musical accompaniment, which could include live or pre-recorded accompaniment. No “a cappella” singing (meaning singing without music).
  • Songs should be filmed in a ¾ shot which means the top of the head to the knees should be visible in the frame.

Monologues

Students should prepare one monologue.

  • 1 contemporary monologue (written after 1900), 60-90 seconds in length
  • The contemporary monologue should be filmed in a “close-up” shot which means the top of the head to the chest should be visible in the frame.
  • Monologues must be from a published play.
  • Monologues cannot be from musicals, television shows, or movies.
  • Each monologue file should be 60-90 seconds in length (this time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds)

Dance

Students should prepare one video.

  • 30-60 seconds of dance in whatever dance discipline you feel most confident. This may include, but is not limited to jazz, ballet, tap, modern, cultural dance styles, hip hop, lyrical, or contemporary.
  • Please do not submit “barre work”. Instead, see the optional “Ballet Submission”.
  • Please use steps, movement, and physical vocabulary that you are familiar with and can execute well.
  • Dance media can be self-choreographed, but must be a solo video of you. This can include a show, competition, or other performance so long as you are clearly featured on your own.
  • All choreography must be performed to music; please no “a cappella” dance media.
  • All dance media should be filmed in a “full body” shot taking care to keep the student’s entire body in the frame at all times.
  • Applicants do not need to slate in any dance media.
  • Regardless of which style of dance you execute, the choreography and the movement should be story-driven and connected to the music where the applicant is dancing with a sense of purpose.

Optional Submissions

Students may choose to supplement their audition with one or both of the following optional videos.

Ballet

  • Ballet Media should be no more than 30 seconds.
  • Execute a brief series of plié, tendu, and grande battement;
  • Execute pirouette en déhors (to both sides)
  • Execute one or more grand jeté across the floor.

Wild Card

  • Submissions should be no more than 60 seconds.
  • Applicants do not need to slate in any wild card media.
  • This media can be ANYTHING you want - a special skill, an interesting story about yourself, a passion speech, an instrument you play, etc. “What do you want us to know about you?” and “What makes you unique?”

BFA Theatre Performance

Overall

Each piece should be filmed/uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos. Students are encouraged to use standard technology/recording devices that are available to them (i.e. smartphones, tablets, etc).

Introduction (“SLATE”)

There should not be a separate introduction or “slate” video. Instead, “slates” are to appear at the beginning of each piece and included as part of the time allotment.

  • The proper slate for a monologue is to share your name, the name of the character, the playwright, and the title of the play or monologue.

Monologues

Students should prepare two contrasting pieces:

  • 1 Dramatic; Dramatic monologues can be classical or contemporary. (student’s choice)
  • 1 Comedic; Comedic monologues can be classical or contemporary. (student’s choice)
  • At least one monologue must be contemporary (written after 1900). Please do not submit two classical monologues.
  • Monologues must be from a published play or monologue collection. Monologues cannot be from musicals, television shows, or movies.
  • Monologues should be filmed either “full body” shot which means the top of the head to the feet on the floor should be visible in the frame, or “close-up” shot which means the top of the head to the chest should be visible in the frame.
  • Each monologue file should be 60-90 seconds in length (this time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds)

Wild Card (not required)

  • Submissions should be no more than 60 seconds.
  • Applicants do not need to slate in any wild card media.
  • This media can be ANYTHING you want – a special skill, an interesting story about yourself, a passion speech, an instrument you play, etc. “What do you want us to know about you?” and “What makes you unique?”

BFA Technical Theatre

In order to secure a virtual interview a portfolio with supporting documents should be fully submitted by April 23, 2022.

  • Artistic Resume
  • Digital Portfolio – the portfolio should show the process and results of your artistic work or applicable experiences.
  • Two letters of recommendation from people you have worked with as an artist (i.e. Director, Designer, Teacher, or Supervisor)

After you have submitted your portfolio and artistic resume, and we have received your letters of recommendation, you will be notified via email to arrange an interview using Zoom or another video conferencing service.

BA Theatre Arts

The BA in Theatre Arts does not require an audition for admission to the program. However, for scholarship consideration students must submit a prescreen audition.

Overall

Each piece should be filmed/uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos. Students are encouraged to use standard technology/recording devices that are available to them (i.e. smartphones, tablets, etc.).

Introduction ("Slate")

There should not be a separate introduction or “slate” video. Instead, “slates” are to appear at the beginning of each piece and included as part of the time allotment.

  • The proper slate for a song is to share your name, the song title, and show in which it appears.
  • The proper slate for a monologue is to share your name, the name of the character, the playwright, and the title of the play or monologue.

Songs

  • Each song file should be 60-90 seconds (This time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds)
  • Students must sing to musical accompaniment, which could include live or pre-recorded accompaniment. No “a cappella” singing (meaning singing without music).
  • Songs should be filmed in a ¾ shot which means the top of the head to the knees should be visible in the frame.

Monologues

  • Monologues must be from a published play. Monologues cannot be from musicals, television shows, or movies.
  • Each monologue file should be 60-90 seconds in length (this time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds)

Students should pick a minimum of two choices from the options below to submit for their prescreen. A “Wild Card” submission is encouraged, but not required for consideration.

Option A

  • One song written before 1970. This song can be either the “uptempo” or the “ballad” (student’s choice).

Option B

  • One song written after 1970. This song can be either the “uptempo” or the “ballad” (student’s choice).

Option C

  • 1 contemporary monologue (written after 1900), 60-90 seconds in length.
  • The contemporary monologue should be filmed in a “close-up” shot which means the top of the head to the chest should be visible in the frame.

Option D

  • 1 Classical (written before 1900); Classical monologues should be filmed in a “full body” shot which means the top of the head to the feet on the floor should be visible in the frame.

Option E

  • Technical Theatre/ Artistic Resume
  • Digital Portfolio – the portfolio should show the process and results of your artistic work or applicable experiences.

Wild Card

This is an optional submission, it is not required to complete a prescreen audition.

  • Submissions should be no more than 60 seconds.
  • Applicants do not need to slate in any wild card media.
  • This media can be ANYTHING you want – a special skill, an interesting story about yourself, a passion speech, an instrument you play, etc. “What do you want us to know about you?” and “What makes you unique?”

Questions? Contact

Jessica Parker

863.680.4226