The School of Theatre & Dance does not require an audition to be admitted to the Undergraduate Theatre Program.



Marisol Auditions

Written by José Rivera  

Directed by Bruce Avery

Assistant Director: Cherokee White

First Round of Auditions will take place on May 12th and 13th from 1-4pm.  There will be a second opportunity to audition during the first week of school, Fall 2021.  All callbacks will take place when we return in the Fall.   

What to Prepare:

No monologues to prepare.  Bruce Avery, the director, will have a chat with each person auditioning and provide a short scene for them to cold read.  Each audition session will be 15 minutes so you'll have time to read over the scene and prep before doing the cold reading.   

To register for the Zoom Audition: Please Click Here  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Please fill out your audition form BEFORE your audition.  Here is the link:  coming soon!

Forms can be submitted to the stage manager, Sydney Blake at



Audition Tips:

  • Be prepared!  
  • Fill out your audition form ahead of time
  • Show up before your time slot to check in and ask any questions that you might have.
  • Think about audition environment - you want a place that's well-lit and as quiet as possible.
  • Don't forget to look into your camera when you're talking.  Put a little piece of colored take by the lens to remind yourself to look there.
  • Have fun!


Admittance to the Dance program is not dependent on audition however we do require that all first semester dance majors attend a Dance Placement Audition.



UPDATE: Welcome and Advising Session for all new Dance Majors and Minors

Our Dance Faculty will NOT hold a required Welcome & Advising Session at the start of Fall 2021. Please attend your first Dance class meeting as we transition to face to face classes.

Welcome & Advising Session FAQs

Q: Who is the Welcome and Advising Session for?
A: The Welcome and Advising Session is for all new and prospective Dance Majors and Minors who will be enrolled at SFSU for the Spring 2021 semester.

Q: Why has the placement audition been cancelled?
A: In the interest of maintaining the health and safety of our campus community, all classes at SFSU will be offered online for the Spring 2021 semester. Since we will not be meeting in-person, we have moved the placement audition online and will be focusing on advising rather than placement in technique classes.

Q: What classes should I enroll in?
A: All new and prospective Dance Majors and Minors are required to enroll in DANC 170: Integrated Dance Technique. DANC 170 meets on Mon/Wed/Fri 12-1:40 pm.

Q: Is DANC 170 the only dance technique class I am allowed to enroll in?
A: Students may be concurrently enrolled in Level II-III technique classes as long as they are also enrolled in DANC 170. Permission numbers (which allow you to register for the courses) will be distributed at the Welcome and Advising Session.

Q: Should I wait until Fall 2021 to take DANC 170 in-person?
A: Since Dance 170 is the prerequisite for all other Level II-III technique classes, students who are enrolled at SFSU during the Spring 2021 semester should enroll in the course. While the dance faculty acknowledge that an online dance technique class is not the same as a face-to-face course, enrolling in DANC 170 will allow dancers to develop a regular movement practice to maintain strength, endurance, and flexibility.

**As you may already know, the CSU system is aiming to return to offering as many face-to-face courses as possible in the Fall 2021 semester. The School of Theatre & Dance are hoping to offer several face-to-face courses. However, we cannot anticipate what parameters will be set by the San Francisco Public Health Department that may limit the number of courrses or participants.

Q: The system won’t let me enroll in DANC 170. What should I do?
A: If you are having trouble enrolling in DANC 170, please contact Professor Ray Tadio at

Q: I am not officially declared a Dance Major or Dance Minor. What should I do?
A: Register for and Attend the Welcome and Advising Session on Thursday, January 21st.

Q: Who should I contact for advising or other questions about the Dance major or minor?
A: Ray Tadio (all students whose last name begins with A-M)
Dr. Yutian Wong (all students who last name begins with N-Z)

Other Information

Junior Transfers should plan to enroll in the following courses:
DANC 170: Integrated Dance Technique
DANC 430: Historical Survey of Dance in the Western World
DANC 350: Dance Aesthetics 

Cinema Student Film Audition

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