Thank you for your interest in the Department of Performing Arts. See below for further Undergraduate Audition Information.


Auditions are not required for the Performing Arts major in dance. Students will audition for performance ensembles, including the Saint Mary's College Dance Company, early in the new academic year.

The Saint Mary's College Dance Company will hold auditions for the 2015-16 school year on August 31 at 1 p.m. and September 1 at 1:15 p.m. in the Syufy Dance Studio. Dancers must attend both auditions and then if selected will need to enroll in Perfa 75-01 and Perfa 75-02. For more information please contact Cathy Davalos, director of the dance program at [email protected].



The Saint Mary’s Chamber Musicians, Jazz Band, Gospel Voices of Saint Mary’s and our department choral group the NightinGaels are organized early each semester. Contact Professor Martin Rokeach at (925) 631-4682 for audition information.



The Theatre Program will hold its fall general auditions on September 3 & 4, with callbacks on September 8. We will be casting the fall mainstage show, the West Coast premiere of CHASTE (a  delicious new comedy about an unlikely romantic trio), as well as senior projects. All roles are open. During Week of Welcome, check the LeFevre Box Office window for audition signups and info about the shows, roles and instructions for preparing your audition. Freshmen, transfers, and newcomers to acting are warmly encouraged to try out. Questions? Contact Rebecca Engle, Theatre Program Director at [email protected].

For Incoming Freshmen


Friday August 28 [Weekend of Welcome]
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
ART 104 [near Hearst Art Gallery]

Ready to improvise your way through college? Want to be as quick-witted and creative as your favorite comedians? Come play improvisational theatre comedy games, and meet new people in a laid back environment. Everyone welcome! The workshop is hosted by members of SMC's sketch comedy + improv group, GaelJuice.


If making theater is your passion, check out these two .25 "lab" classes offered by guest theatre artists this fall:

Playwriting: The Ten Minute Play (.25)
with Guest Artist Anthony Clarvoe
Discover your playwright's voice, with this acclaimed playwright whose many works have been produced by professional theatres across the country.
Meets Artistic Understanding Learning Outcome #2.
enroll PERFA 37 -02 / T 3:00-4:35

Physical Comedy, from Mask to Clown (.25)
with Guest Artist Christopher W. White
This course builds awareness of the actor’s expressive body and teaches students to mine the comic potential of their own unique physicality.
enroll PERFA 37-01 – Th 9:45-11:15

How it works: You can enroll yourself through the end of Drop-Add period. Students may take one or more .25 courses, on top of their regular course load. All .25 courses are free, and count towards graduation.