Theatre & Dance Auditions

The Department of Theatre & Dance

Dance Auditions 2019-2020

Contemporary Repertory Audition
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Carlisle Gym / Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance

Dance Major Audition + recommended MFA Audition
Friday, January 31, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
North Arena, Carlisle Gym / Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance

Group Audition:
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Includes ballet barre, modern center and across-the-floor combinations, flamenco footwork, and improvisation

Solo Audition and Interview:
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Present a one-minute solo before the faculty (no other students or observers will be in the room). The solo can be your own choreography, someone else’s choreography that you have previously danced, or material from technique class. If you choose to use music, please bring a device that can connect to a standard 3mm auxiliary cord. Immediately prior doing the solo, there is a brief interview with the dance faculty.

To “pass” the audition, and be accepted as a Dance major or pre-major, you must demonstrate competency in at least one of the two concentrations of the major: modern or flamenco. Competency in ballet and improvisation are also weighed/considered.

If you have questions, please contact Amanda Hamp, Head of Dance,

Theatre Auditions 2019-2020

Fall Productions:
Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 4-9 PM; Location B409
Wednesday, August 28, 4-9 PM (callbacks)

PREPARE: One contemporary monologue no longer than 2 minutes and a 1-minute contemporary musical theatre piece. Please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be available.

Spring Productions:
Monday, November 18, 2019, 4-9 PM; Location B409
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 4-9 PM (callbacks)

PREPARE: One monologue no longer than 2 minutes and a 1-minute song. Total time should not exceed 3 minutes. You can sing a cappella or bring sheet music. An accompanist will be available.

Theatre Production Season

Fall 2019:

Linnell Festival of New Plays, Fall Reading Series
New works by MFA Dramatic Writing Students

con flama, by Sharon Bridgforth
directed by Erik Ehn

Love is a Blue Tick Hound and Other Remedies for the Common Ache
directed Paulina Palero Estrada [SCRAP Production]

Heathers the Musical by Lawrence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
directed by Greg Moss

Spring 2020:
Linnell Festival of New Plays, TBA

SCRAP Production, TBD

The Last Dream
directed by Alejandro Tómas Rodriguez

Contact the Department of Theatre & Dance

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How to Apply

• All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM

•After meeting all CFA admission requirements, students must apply to become a declared major.

Academic Advisement

The College of Fine Arts Student Success & Advisement Center is committed to serve the UNM community with compassion, guidance, and respect as we promote academic excellence.

To speak with a CFA advisor, please call (505) 277-4817.