AUDITIONS AND INTERVIEwS 2021
All auditions for performance programs will be held in-person.
All interviews for design/tech will be scheduled virtually or in-person.
BFA in Performance
BFA in Performance with a Concentration in Musical Theatre
BFA Performance and the Music Theatre Concentration sees auditions at the Florida Theatre Conference. Audition requirements are listed on the FTC website. To attend this conference, high school students should register through their school drama teacher. College transfer students would need to register themselves at flatheatre.org.
Local Auditions are on the FAU campus Saturday February 19, 2022. To register, please email your headshot and resume to Lynn McNutt at email@example.com. Registration will begin November 1, 2021. The deadline for registration is February 1, 2022. There will be a mandatory information session for all applicants and their parents/guardians. Once you register to audition, more information will be sent to you.
Audition Requirements for Local Auditions on the FAU Campus:
For the BFA in Performance - students should prepare two contrasting monologues no more than one minute each.
For the Musical Theatre Concentration – students should prepare a song and a monologue, no more than one minute each. Please be prepared with an additional contrasting song and monologue. An accompanist will be provided.
It is highly encouraged that you audition in person. However, if there are extenuating circumstances and would like to be considered for a virtual submission, please contact:
For Performance: Kathryn L. Johnston firstname.lastname@example.org
For Musical Theatre concentration: Lynn McNutt email@example.com
The requirements for our virtual submissions are as follows, and should be submitted in ONE email:
- One page cover letter stating your career goals and why you want to attend FAU
- For Performance - ONE continuous audition video with two contrasting monologues no more than 60 seconds each.
- Or for Musical Theatre Concentration - TWO videos. One with a monologue no more than 60 seconds. The second with two contrasting songs, each no more than 60 seconds. It is also highly suggested (not required) that you audition to minor in dance in order to enhance your training.
All videos must be sent via youtube link.
Watch this tutorial for a step by step guide on how to upload your video submissions to YouTube.
Tips for a quality video:
- Camera - you can use a phone camera but you should use a tripod; handheld can get shaky.
- Backdrop - seamless background paper or ironed sheet, best if not stark white.
- Lighting - don't overcomplicate. Look for ring lights with adjustable temp options. Windows can be your friend, but not if they are behind you putting you in shadow. The screen/frame should not take attention away from you or your performance.
- Mind the shadows - especially on your face.
- Microphone - sound needs to be good quality - watch out for background noise. Most iphones now work fine if in close distance.
- Quality of the video is the first impression of your sense of professionalism.
- Slate your name, the pieces you are doing, and the author, before you begin.
- Frame from the waist up so hands/body movement can be seen.
- Do your homework, dress for the part, and do as many takes as necessary.
- Only use props if they are absolutely called for.
6 easy steps to upload your video submissions to YouTube:
- Go to YouTube.com
- Click on the "create button" (the little camera icon) on the top right of the screen. Then select "Upload Video" from the submenu.
- Select your video on your computer.
- Edit your video "details" (title, description, thumbnail). If you scroll down the "edit" screen will ask a few of questions. Check anything that applies to you or ignore it if it's N/A. Make sure you select "not made for kids".
- If you move along the editing options, you can skip "video elements" and move on to "visibility". Here I strongly recommend you chose the "unlisted" option so only those have the video link can see it (this means you will not be able to find your video by doing a youtube search).
- Wait until your video is finished uploading and processing, then click "done".
- This will take you to your "youtube creator studio" where you can find all the videos you've ever uploaded on your account. Look up your audition video and click on "get shareable link".
- Paste and send your link via email to your recruiter. Break a leg!
BFA in Tech/Design
For further information or to request an interview, please contact Dawn Shamburger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the BFA in Technical Theatre - students should download their portfolio and/or resume and be prepared to discuss their interests, design process, and goals.
MFA in Performance is a full two-year acting intensive that trains ten superb students every two years. FAU attends URTA in New York and Chicago every other spring. To register please go to urta.com. Audition requirements will be found on the URTA website.
We are auditioning again spring 2022.
Local Auditions are on the FAU campus Saturday February 19, 2022. To register, please email your headshot and resume to Kathryn Johnston at email@example.com. Registration will begin November 1, 2021. The deadline for registration is February 1, 2022. There will be a mandatory information session for all applicants. Once you register to audition, more information will be sent to you.
Audition Requirements for Local Auditions on the FAU Campus:
For the MFA in Performance - students should prepare two contrasting monologues around one and a half minutes each for a total of 3 minutes. Have a third monologue prepared in case we would like to see more. Please have an optional short acapella song (16 bars) prepared if you would like to sing. Be prepared to discuss your goals and reasons for seeking an MFA.
MFA Theatre Design & Technology
The MFA in Design and Technology is a highly selective degree program consisting of 2-year in residency including two summer semesters and 1 semester off residence. The MFA Design/Tech curriculum is comprised 60 credits of classroom study, practical performance and production experience, and the completion of a graduate thesis.
To schedule an interview please email Dawn Shamburger at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the MFA in Theatre Design & Technology- students should download their portfolio and resume and/or provide a website. A remote or in-person interview will be scheduled. Candidates should be prepared to discuss their interests, design process, and goals.