BFA in Theatre: Performance Audition Registration

UB Theatre and Dance is committed to providing you with a full audition experience while keeping you safe. 2021 Theatre Performance auditions will be held in person and by video submission, per below, and on a rolling basis throughout the year. Apply early.

Please review the audition requirements below and submit the required materials for consideration of admission to this program.

2022-2023 Audition Dates

Friday, November 4, 2022 @ 9am - 2pm
(Location: University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, North Campus)

Friday, February 11, 2023 @ 9am - 2pm
(Location: University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, North Campus)

Saturday, March 11, 2023 @ 9am - 2pm
(Location: University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, North Campus)

Please complete the Registration Form for an on-campus audition.

All 2022-2023 Theatre Performance auditions are offered in-person at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts (North Campus). All candidates and their accompanying family must adhere to current UB COVID-19 Guidelines at the time of the auditions.

Video submissions will be considered if students are unable to attend in-person. See audition requirements below.

Required Materials

  • Audition Video including:
    • Acting Audition including two contrasting monologues
    • Free Choice Skill
  • Supplementary Documents: 
    • Resume including Production/Performance experience and Training History
    • One reference letter that includes contact information
    • Career Goal Statement (one paragraph, 50 words)
    • Headshot: 3” x 5” or larger 
    • Audition Fee: $30*

    *Prospective students who receive a fee waiver for the university application process are exempt from this charge.

Acting Audition Preparation

  • Acting Audition: 
    • Prepare two age-appropriate contrasting monologues from contemporary plays
    • Not to exceed 2 minutes, each 
    • Begin each monologue with Your Name, Play Title, Author, Character.
  • Free Choice Special Skill:
    • Should be no more than 60 seconds.
    • The Free Choice can be anything: a special skill, a song, a form of dance, a musical instrument, clown, juggling, circus skills, mime, impersonations, dialects, surprise us!, etc. 
    • The choice serves as an opportunity to demonstrate another talent or passion that communicates to us the applicant as a person and an artist.
    • Must be submitted in the form of a link, vimeo or youtube accepted. 

Schedule an Audition for BFA Theatre Performance

  • Fill out the form below and hit “Submit”.
  • Pay your Audition Fee of $30 through the “PAY NOW” button.*
  • You will receive a confirmation letter once your payment is received. This will reserve your audition spot.
  • Please submit payment prior to audition date to allow for confirmation packet, including parking pass, to be mailed.

Once you’ve completed your Theatre Performance Audition Form, please use the Pay Now link to submit payment of your $30 Audition Fee.*

A confirmation email will be sent AFTER your fee is received.

*Prospective students who receive a fee waiver for the university application process are exempt from this charge.

Any questions? E-mail: td-theatredance@buffalo.edu

Theatre Performance Audition Registration Form

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If a confidentiality agreement has been made with the referer and the student has waived their right to read the recommendation letter, please have the referer email td-theatredance@buffalo.edu directly utilizing the following subject line: "Theatre Performance Audition _ Your Name _ LOR". 

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You must fill out EVERY field labeled as *REQUIRED* in the form above, including all PDF/ JPG / MS Word attachment fields, and also check off that you have read and understand Interview requirements or the form will NOT submit properly and you will not receive an automated copy of your registration.