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Theatre Auditions

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

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

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

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Dates and Deadlines

Audition 1
December 5, 2020

  • Pre-screen Due:
    November 9, 2020
  • Notification:
    November 17, 2020

Audition 2
February 20, 2021

  • Pre-screen Due:
    January 25, 2021
  • Notification:
    February 2, 2021

Audition 3
March 20, 2021

  • Pre-screen Due:
    February 22, 2021
  • Notification:
    March 2, 2021

Audition Criteria

It is recommended, but not required, that the student apply to the college before their audition. This will expedite the scholarship process.

In order to be considered to attend our Fall 2021 Audition Day, you must submit a prescreen video by the deadline.

Submission Requirements

All potential BFA and scholarship students must provide the following by the date of their audition:

  • Headshot
  • Artistic Resume, focusing on your experience in the arts.

Preparing For Your Audition

Resumes, headshots, and letters of recommendation can be submitted digitally using the registration form.

Monologues

Students should submit two contrasting monologue pieces, 1 to 2 minutes each.

  • Each piece should be filmed/uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos.
  • There should not be a separate “slate” video, rather slates are to appear at the beginning of each piece. 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 60 to 90 second song; should be written prior to 1970. This song can be either the up-tempo or the ballad (student’s choice).
  • One song 60 to 90 second song; should be written after 1970 and contrast the style of the first.
  • Each piece should be filmed / uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos.
    There should not be a separate “slate” video, rather slates are to appear at the beginning of each piece. The proper slate for a song is to share your name, the title, and show in which it appears.

Dance

Students should prepare a piece of dance/movement that meets these criteria:

  • 30 to 60 seconds of dance, in whatever dance discipline you are most comfortable with: jazz, ballet, tap, modern, African, hip hop, lyrical, or contemporary.
  • 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.
  • 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.

The B.A. in Theatre Arts does not require an audition for admission to the program. However, for scholarship consideration candidates should submit:

  • Two contrasting songs, 32 bars or 90 seconds each OR two contrasting monologues, a minimum of 60 - 90 seconds each OR a monologue and a song.
  • Two letters of recommendation from someone you have worked with as an artist (i.e. Director, Vocal or Acting Coach, Instructor etc.)

Video auditions should be emailed via YouTube or Google Drive link to TheatreAuditions@flsouthern.edu. All documents and video auditions can also be mailed to the following address:

BFA Auditions
Department of Theatre Arts and Dance
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

Questions? Contact

Jessica Parker

863.680.4226