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Theatre Auditions

Due to current campus visit restrictions Fall 2021 auditions will be held virtually on December 5, 2020.

  • Prescreen Video submission deadline - Monday, November 9, 11:59 PM EST
  • Applicants selected to attend virtual audition will be notified on/before Tuesday, November 17
  • Virtual audition day - Saturday, December 5

Spring 2021 Auditions will be held on February 20 and March 20. More information about Spring 2021 Auditions will be added shortly.

If you are interested in pursuing a B.F.A. from the Theatre Arts department a prescreen video audition is required.
Video submission deadline - November 9, 11:59 PM EST

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

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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.

Audition Requirements

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

  • A resume, focusing on your experience in the arts.
  • Headshot
  • Two letters of recommendation from someone you have worked with in an artistic sense: teachers, directors, vocal coaches, etc.

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 - 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 2-contrasting pieces:

  • One 60 - 90 song; should be written prior to 1970. This song can be either the up-tempo or the ballad (student’s choice).
  • One song 60 - 90 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:

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

Prepare a portfolio of your technical work to present and discuss with Department Chair James Beck.

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