Auditions Information

2020-2021 Theatre and Dance Season

We are changing our Fall 2020 shows into Live Stream and Film projects. Read about all our Upcoming Productions

Audition Requirement for Theatre Majors

We are taking COVID precautions very seriously and for this reason, this semester all Theatre students will be submitting Self-Tape Auditions (DUE Sept. 2). Your self-tape needs to include:
  • Your taped audition via Flipgrid
  • Slate: State your name and what piece you have prepared
  • Your 1-minute audition piece
  • A closing statement so we know your audition is concluded
  • A filled out StickyNote (Flipgrid feature) that includes
  • Name and contact info
  • Show you are hoping to be cast in
  • If you are available and willing to attend callbacks, rehearsals, performances
  • Upload your headshot and resume to your Flipgrid tape

Information on How to Use Flip Grid

How to Submit a Flipgrid tape:

Before taping, be prepared with your slate information, your audition piece, and your closing statement or “button” to end your audition.

If this is your first time using Flipgrid, no worries! It's pretty simple. You can use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. All you'll need is a camera and microphone (those included with your computer or phone are fine!). If you'd like, you can review this brief introduction to Flipgrid, or, just go for it!

  1. Go to Flipgrid
  2. The Audition Tape will be the only Grid available to you
  3. There will be a sample Audition Tape there for your viewing.
  4. Use the big green plus button to record your Audition. You will have 5 minutes to record your Audition.
  5. Use the Sticky Note feature on the upper right-hand side of your video to type in: name, contact info, show you’re auditioning for and a “Yes/No” on if you are available and willing to participate in a production.
  6. Before clicking “submit,” you may upload your headshot and resume.

Audition Information for Confessions of Women from East L.A.

Performance Dates: November 12, 13, and 14, 2020

Audition Call Back Dates: September 8th and 9th

If called back, you will be asked to do a movement audition, conducted by Marco Carreon, and also read from these sides: Calletana Side- Confessions, Lolita Side- Confessions, Marquez-Bernstein Side Confessions.

Cast: 4 Women: Four actors play nine unforgettable characters including:

  • Marquez-Bernstein, Ph.D., 35, a woman who encourages Latinas to marry Jewish men in her "How To Be A Super Latina" seminar
  • Calletana, 40, a street vendor who challenges city hall for her right to earn a living
  • Lolita Corazon, 25, who teases and punishes men with her powerful sexuality
  • Yoko Martinez, 28, a Latina who's trying to pass for Japanese
  • Roxie, 30, a self-defense instructor who accidentally attacks a man who was merely going to ask her for the time
  • Tiffany, 20, a valley girl and a Chicana activist who finds courage and strength in Frida Kahlo's paintings
  • Dona Conception, 55, a grandmother who, after her husband dies, is forced to come to terms with her sexuality when she discovers her husband gave her AIDS
  • Dona Florinda, 45, a soap opera addict in recovery
  • Valentina, 26, a Chicana activist who is trying to organize her people to fight racism and Proposition 187

Audition Information for Dance Students

The CSUDH Department of Theatre and Dance seeks dancers for Crossroads, a screendance event.

Mosaic Dance Company seeks dancers for Metamorphosis, a screendance event.

Auditions will be entirely online. To audition:
  1. Fill out this Google form
  2. Visit FlipGrid, enter the code: allen0939, follow the directions*

Form and Videos due September 3. For help, email: Amy Allen

*For Mosaic Dance Company, in flipgrid, you ONLY need to upload your video to “Something else/Mosaic Audition” topic. Those accepted will enroll in DANCE 495-01 for fall 2020. This class will meet online Thursdays 5-6:40pm.


Audition Information for A Surge of Power

Directed by Shaunté Caraballo
Performance Dates: February 25, 26, 27
Audition Call Back Dates: September 15, 16

A Surge of Power introduces us to a group of strangers who meet while at a Black Lives Matter protest. We discover who they are, where they are from, what brought them here, and what they hope for the future. It is a new, devised theatrical work that is developed and created by the cast and director. It brings together actors, writers, singers, and poets to create an original piece of theatre.

The cast will be 3-6 performers of different ethnicities. This piece will be performed in its entirety in the spring of 2021. However, there will be individual performances of the work throughout the fall and spring semesters.