School of Theatre & Dance
Theatre at USF

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.

Audition Information for:

The Crucible and She Kills Monsters - Spring 2018 shows


Audition Sign-ups are now posted on the 2nd floor TAR Callboard

Monday, October 23 in TAR 120


Tuesday, October 24 in TAR 130

  • Auditions will be in 10 minute time slots
  • you MUST attend one of the two fight calls
  • Callbacks will be the second half of Tuesday and Wednesday if needed.

What to prepare for auditions:

  • Sides from the Crucible, and there will be a short discussion with Helen Tennison.  Dan Granke will be in these auditions and so they will act as auditions for Monsters as well. Sides will be available next week.

The Crucible is TheatreUSF's 2017-18 British International Theatre show directed by Helen Tennison.  .

  • Crucible Shows-- Feb 15 – 25
  • Please note that Jan 8 – Feb 25 there is a class component to BRIT that you must take if you are in the cast for the show.  Class is M-F, 3:30 – 5.  There will be one follow-up class son Feb 26 and then it will be over for the semester.
  • There are two 10am student matinee performances for this show – Friday Feb 16 and Fri Feb 23.  You will be given class excuse letters

She Kills Monsters – March 22 – April 8

  • Please note the three weekend run.  There will be no show on Easter Sunday.

Borrow scripts for both shows will be available for sign out starting Sept 18 at the student desk in the main Theatre office, TAR 2nd Floor.

Fall 2017 Classes

Musical Theatre Workshop
Professor: Douglas Hall
Tu/Th 1:30 - 4:15, TAR 120

WHEN: Sunday, Aug 20, 2017
TIME:10:00 - 1:30

  • There will be TWO grouped audition times: Group 1 - 10:00 - 11:30 AND Group 2 11:45 - 1:30 (15-17 people per time slot)
  • Arrive to fill out info sheet:  Group 1: arrive at 9:45 // Group 2: arrive at 11:30
  • Introductions and Warm-up: Group 1: 10:00 - 10:15 // Group 2: 11:45 - 12:00
  • Auditions: Group 1: 10:15 - 11:30 // Group 2: 12:00 - 1:30

Audition Requirements:     
  • Please bring in two contrasting pieces of music (a ballad and an up-tempo) to sing for your audition with a combined time of no more than 4 minutes. 
  • An accompanist will be provided.
  • You are responsible for bringing sheet music (photocopied, in plastic sheet protectors, in a three ring binder).  Please be sure any cuts are clearly marked.
  • Although the class will focus exclusively on music from musical theatre, any style of music is acceptable for the audition.
  • Wear clothes and shoes that allow you to move and sing freely
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 a technique to support the emotional life of the actor/character. The course will address how and why songs occur in musicals, the requirements of different styles of music, and how to create a compelling acting journey through song. 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.

Acting 2, 3 and Styles

WHEN: Sunday, August 20, 2017
WHERE: TAR 120 & 130
TIME:2:00pm – 4:30pm
  • 1:45pm -- All student arrive and fill out audition information sheet
  • 2:00pm -- Mandatory warm-up for all students
  • 2:30pm – 4:30pm-- Acting 2 and 3 and Styles auditions
  • Mandatory physical and vocal warm-up for everyone to begin promptly at 2:00 pm
  • Wear clothes and shoes that allow you to move freely
  • Confirm per-requisites / equivalents with Nadine Niforos ( - Advising
Audition Material
Acting 2
One monologue from any published play (1960 - present)

Acting 3 and Styles
Prepare 2 monologues that contrast in character, style, and material - from any published play

In Acting 2 the training includes defining/exploring Goals and Needs, Actions/Tactics and Expectation. We learn how to collaborate, to examine a scene and rehearse consciously. The first character you explore is ‘you’.  It requires commitment, honesty, boldness, trust, imagination and time.  The focus in the work is listening, responding, and an investing in your partner.

In Acting 3 the training focuses on methodologies of physical actions in which students will strengthen acting tools, improvisation practices, and scene and character analysis.  Course objective is to develop the ability to perform a complex, multi-layered character.  Student actors will be assigned 3-4 scenes and will be and required to rehearse outside of class with scene partner(s)/teams for in-class presentation throughout the semester. The process require discipline, commitment, vulnerability and patience.

In Styles of Acting your exploration of character development and collaborative work continues through stylized acting from different genres and time periods.  Course objectives are to develop different physical and vocal styles of acting and to rehearse and present work on stylized acting through scenes.  Student actors will be assigned 3-4 scenes.

Acting 2
Professor: Doug Hall (
TPP 3155
Prerequisites:  2000 Core Courses or equivalent; Script Analysis; Your Audition

Acting 3
Professor: Fanni Green (
TPP 4180
Prerequisites: Acting 2 or equivalent; Your Audition

Professor: Dora Arreola (
TPP 4140
Prerequisites: Acting 3 or equivalent; Your Audition

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