University of South Florida

School of Theatre & Dance

College of the Arts

Audition Info for Performance Classes and Productions

Students seeking admission into the Theatre program do not need to audition; however students in the Theatre Performance concentration will need to audition for the upper level acting sequence. 

School of Theatre & Dance Fall 2021 Acting Studio Auditions

NOTE: We are not planning to offer Ensemble Studio this semester.  If you are planning to graduate during this Fall semester you should audition for Styles. Be sure to meet with Ms. Nadine Niforos,, Theatre Advisor, prior to your audition. 

Plan A:  In-person. Because the University plans to return to classes ‘Face to Face’ in Fall 2021, the performance faculty will hold in-person auditions 

Saturday, August 21st
Acting II and Acting III: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Styles of Acting: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. 
Where: TAR 130 and TAR 120

Acting the Song - WILL AUDITION VIA VIDEO ONLY (please see the information below)
When: Saturday, August 21st
Time: 11:00 am -1:30 pm. (Mandatory Group Warm-up at 11:00 am)

Audition Registration Form - please submit by Friday August 20, @ 11:59 PM

Plan B: (via video) --If we do not return 'Face to Face" on the fall, auditions will be via video submission.  Should this occur, students will be notified by August 1st.                                                                    

ACTING II (TPP 3155) Prof. Dora Arreola ( MWF 1:30 - 3:15pm TAR 130
Pre-requisites:  Acting I; USF Theatre core courses OR equivalent credits; Script Analysis, your audition.

Course Description: The training includes defining/exploring Goals/ Needs, Actions/Tactics, Expectation, and Stakes. Students learn how to collaborate, to examine a scene, and rehearse consciously. The first character you explore is ‘you’. It requires honesty, boldness, trust, imagination, and time. The focus in the work is listening, responding, and an investing in your scene partner.

AUDITION REQUIREMENT: present one, 1- minute monologue from a play, 1950 - present


ACTING III (TPP 4180) Prof. Douglas Hall ( MWF 1:30 - 3:15pm TAR 120
Pre-requisites:  Acting II OR equivalent credit; your audition

Course Description: The training focuses on physical actions methodologies in which students will strengthen acting tools, improvisation practices, scene and character analysis. Course objective is to develop the ability to perform a complex, multi-layered character. The process requires discipline, commitment, and vulnerability.

AUDITION REQUIREMENT: present two contrasting monologues; no longer than 1-minute each


STYLES OF ACTING (TPP 4140) Prof. Fanni Green ( TR 9:30am -12:15pm TAR 130
Pre-requisites:  Acting III OR equivalent credit; your audition

Course Description: Your exploration of character development and collaborative work continues through stylized acting from different genres and time periods. Course objectives are to continue character development; to develop different physical and vocal styles of acting; and to rehearse and present work on stylized acting through scenes.

AUDITION REQUIREMENT: Present one Sonnet; You’ll work with a partner from selected sides.


ACTING THE SONG (TPP 3152C) Prof. Doug Hall ( TR 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Pre-requisites:   Acting I; your audition

Course Description: This course is designed to enable the actor to approach, music and lyrics from the actor’s point of view. Lyrics are explored as monologues and music is explored as support for the emotional life of the actor/character. Over the course of the semester, students will work on three songs from the musical theatre canon starting with standards and traditional musical theater, then progressing to more contemporary material.

AUDITION REQUIREMENT: Please submit a video (or a link to a video) of you singing two contrasting songs (a ballad and an uptempo) of a combined time of no more than 4 minutes. You can sing a cappella or use a karaoke track (many available on Youtube) or recorded piano accompaniment. 

Acting the Song Video Submission:
When: Submissions open Monday, August 16th @ 12 AM; Submissions close Friday August 20, @ 11:59 PM

Submit: Acting the Song Video Video Audition Link