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 January 22). Your self-tape needs to include:
  • Your taped audition via Flipgrid
  • Slate: State your name and what piece you have prepared
  • Your 1 - 3 minute audition monologue and song
  • A closing statement so we know your audition is concluded
  • Your dance audition piece, which should be a separate video
  • A filled out StickyNote (Flipgrid feature) that includes
  • Name and contact info
  • 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 A Surge of Power

Directed by Shaunté Caraballo
Live Stream Performances: February 25, 26, 27, and March 2 at 7:00pm

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.


Audition Information for Mr. Burns, a post-electric play– Naomi Buckley (Director). Robert Laos (Choreographer)

Live Stream Performances: May 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 pm

FlipGrid Auditions December 4 - January 22

Auditions Due January 22

It's the end of everything in contemporary America. A future without power. But what will survive? Mr. Burns asks how the stories we tell make us the people we are, explodes the boundaries between pop and high culture and, when society has crumbled, imagines the future for America's most famous family.

Roles for 5 women and 3 men of all ethnicities and a number of other roles for dancers.

Mr. Burns Flipgrid Link


Audition Information for Dance Students

Audition Information for Untamed Vision Senior Dance Concert

Scheduled Airing: April 15, 16, 17 at 7:00pm

Dance Auditions available to Students on FlipGrid November 16 - December 3

Dance Auditions Due: December 3 at 11:59pm

Auditions will be entirely online

To Audition:

  1. Fill out this form
  2. Submit a PDF of your Head Shot and Performance Resume to dressl@csudh.edu
  3. Visit the Untamed Visions FlipGrid webpage
  4. Follow the directions

Form, Head Shot/Resume, Videos due December 3

For help, email dressl@csudh.edu

Student choreographers boldly explore the wild world of dance by crafting artistic visions that take them and you on a journey to new places.