Auditions

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

**This show is fully cast

Twelfth Night

MA Creative Work Project

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Raissa Marchetti-Kozlov, MA Student

Join Masters’ Candidate Raissa Marchetti-Kozlov as she directs her final SFSU creative work: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This interpretation is going to be new, innovative, and a modern twist on the classic. 

Important Dates:

Rehearsals: (tent) Monday-Friday. 8/30-10/8: 6:00-9:30pm PT

Tech (no conflicts): 10/9: 11-3pm PT, 10/11-10/12: 6:00-9:30pm PT.

Shows (no conflicts): 10/13-10/16. Evenings & Saturday Matinee. 

How to Audition: Regardless of how you audition, please fill out this form with all relevant information. We will be hosting in-person auditions the first week of school and you can sign up here. If you’d rather submit a video, you may also do so on the form (though not required). Callbacks are in person and will take place on August 26th 2021. 

What to Prepare:

  1. One minute Shakespearean monologue
  2. One minute story

Character Breakdown: All genders, shapes, colors, and sizes welcome for any/all roles! 

  • Orsino: A powerful nobleman in the country of Illyria. Orsino is lovesick for the beautiful Lady Olivia. 
  • Sebastian: Viola’s lost twin brother. 
  • Olivia: A wealthy, beautiful, and noble Illyrian lady, Olivia is courted by Orsino and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, but to each of them she insists that she is in mourning for her brother, who has recently died, and will not marry for seven years. 
  • Viola: A young woman of aristocratic birth, and the play’s protagonist. Washed up on the shore of Illyria when her ship is wrecked in a storm, Viola decides to make her own way in the world. She disguises herself as a young man, calling herself "Cesario," and becomes a page to Duke Orsino. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Sir Toby: Olivia’s uncle. 
  • Maria: Olivia’s clever, daring young waiting-gentlewoman.
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek: A friend of Sir Toby’s. Sir Andrew Aguecheek attempts to court Olivia, but he doesn’t stand a chance.
  • Antonio: A man who rescues Sebastian after his shipwreck.
  • Malvolio: The straitlaced steward—or head servant—in the household of Lady Olivia. Malvolio is very efficient but also very self-righteous, and he has a poor opinion of drinking, singing, and fun. 
  • Feste: The clown, or fool, of Olivia’s household, Feste moves between Olivia’s and Orsino’s homes. He earns his living by making pointed jokes, singing old songs, being generally witty, and offering good advice cloaked under a layer of foolishness. In spite of being a professional fool, Feste often seems the wisest character in the play.
  • Player 1: Playing Curio and both officers among other fun adventures. 
  • Player 2: Playing Valentine and Fabian among other fun adventures. 

Please reach out to rmarchettikozlov@mail.sfsu.edu if you have any questions! 

 

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!

 

Dance

Admittance to the Dance program is not dependent on an audition.

 

 

For all-new Dance Majors and Minors

Welcome Dance Majors and Minors! The faculty, staff, and students are very excited to meet you in person!

As the university transitions back to in-person instruction, the School of Theatre & Dance is suspending the Fall 2021 Dance Placement Audition.

All new Dance Majors/Minors and anyone interested in becoming a major/minor should enroll in DANC 170 Integrated Dance Technique 1 on Mon/Wed/Fri from 2:00-3:40 pm.  

 

Dance Major & Minor FAQs

Q: What classes should I enroll in?

A: All new and prospective Dance Majors and Minors must enroll in DANC 170 Integrated Dance Technique. DANC 170 meets on Mon/Wed/Fri 2-3:40 pm. You may enroll in any dance technique courses as long as you are registered in DANC 170.  Anyone interested in also enrolling in DANC 374 Modern Dance 2-3 should contact Prof. Ray Tadio at rtadio@sfsu.edu  

Q: Should I wait until Spring 2021 to take DANC 170?

A: DANC 170 is the gateway course for the Dance Major/Minor. Students enrolled at SFSU during the Fall 2021 semester should enroll in the course for the fall semester.

**As you may already know, the CSU system aims to return to offer as many face-to-face courses as possible in the Fall 2021 semester. The School of Theatre and Dance will offer many face-to-face courses as well as online and hybrid courses.  Dance technique courses are offered face-to-face. Note: DANC 207 Dance in Cultural Context: Rhythm Tap will be offered as a (synchronous) online course.

Q: The system will not let me enroll in DANC 170 or DANC 374. What should I do?

A: If you are having trouble enrolling in DANC 170 or DANC 374, please contact Professor Ray Tadio at rtadio@sfsu.edu

Q: I have not officially declared a Dance Major or Dance Minor. What should I do?

A: Register for DANC 170 and attend the first class meeting on Monday, August 23rd.  

Q: Who should I contact for advising or other questions about the Dance Major or Dance Minor?

A: Ray Tadio (all students whose last name begins with A-M) rtadio@sfsu.edu

Dr. Yutian Wong (all students whose last name begins with N-Z) ytw@sfsu.edu

 

Other Information

Freshmen should plan to enroll in the following courses:

DANC 170: Integrated Dance Technique I

THA 220: Creating, Designing, and Streaming Virtual Performance

or 

THA 302: Foundational Skills in Theatre and Dance Production

Junior Transfers should plan to enroll in the following courses:

DANC 170: Integrated Dance Technique I

DANC 232: Dance Composition: Choreography 1 (tell your dance advisor if you have completed a similar course from a junior college for substitution) 

DANC 300: GWAR Dance Organizational Strategies and Field Topics

DANC 350: Dance Aesthetics

 

Cinema Student Film Audition

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