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.

2021-2022 In-Person Audition Dates

Friday, November 12, 2021 @ 9am - 2pm
(Location: University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, North Campus)

Required Materials

  • In-Person Audition or 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.

In Person Audition or Video Audition Preparation

  • Acting Audition: 
    • Prepare or video record two age-appropriate contrasting monologues from contemporary plays
    • Not to exceed 2 minutes, each 
    • Begin each video with an introduction, which should be shot separately, from the waist up, 15 seconds or less, stating:           
      • Applicant name
      • Play Title
      • Author
      • Character
      • Make two separate videos, one for each monologue.
      • Each monologue must be shot in one take—no editing.
      • Each video must be submitted in the form of a link, vimeo or youtube accepted. 
  • 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 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:

Theatre Performance Audition Registration Form


Required Materials: 


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 directly utilizing the following subject line: "Theatre Performance Audition _ Your Name _ LOR". 


Audition Video: 
You may submit your required audition video at the time of audition registration utilizing the portal below.

I have read and understand audition requirements
I have read and understand audition requirements

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.