LOCATION: Studio Theater (LM 148)
DATE: Tuesday, August 29th & Wednesday, August 30th
TIME: 7pm-10pm (Must register in advance using the Audition Form, link below)

ABOUT THE PLAY: MY H8 LETTER TO THE GR8 AMERICAN THEATRE by Diana Oh… uses humor, love and a radical transparency to address systemic issues in our theatre industry. “There is a "before" and an "after" My H8 Letter to the Gr8 American Theatre, and liberation is on the other side of it.”

Casting actors and multi performer musicians of color, male and female identifying, trans and gender non-conforming actors, and other members of historically and currently marginalized communities that are not well represented or misrepresented onstage in theatre productions. We are also casting Caucasian actors.

NOTE: This play is NOT a musical but a performance piece with music and song. 

References to, descriptions of, and stylized depictions of racism
Strong language
Stylized depiction of misogyny and sexism
Reference to sexual assault
Stylized depictions of animal cruelty and animal death
“Hot joy”

Cast:  11+


We are looking for actors, performers, and musicians to join us for this semester's Theater Mainstage. Sign up for a 10 minute audition slot, access a character breakdown, and sides for your audition (memorization is not necessary to audition).

Complete Registration VIA ONLINE FORM (required to audition)

Roles are broken down by 13 tracks of multiple characters, a full breakdown can be viewed HERE.

Sides for your audition can be found HERE.

Please contact Michelle Talgarow at for more information.

USF Dance Ensemble Auditions

Location: K Gallagher Dance Studio in Koret Center
Date: Wednesday, August 30th
Time: 6pm (In-Person Registration), 6:30pm Auditions

USF Dance Ensemble members will learn and perform choreography from many styles and disciplines by Bay Area Artists and USF Dance Program Faculty, including: Kyle Liman, Dexandro "D" Montalvo, Robert Moses, Liv Shaffer, and Eric Solano.

Please contact Eli Nelson at or Amie Dowling at for additional information.



KYLE LIMIN | Saturdays, 2pm-4pm, Dance Studio, Koret Center
Kyle Limin is an Educator, Choreographer, and Performing Artist with a focus on Contemporary and Hip Hop dance. They continue to contribute over fifteen years' worth of art and education to their hometown, San Francisco. Kyle has worked with Bay Area legends like Funk Beyond Control, Mind Over Matter, Funkanometry SF, Groove Against the Machine, PUSH Dance Company, concept_o4, and RAWDance. They teach at Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Dance Mission Theater and run the Creative Arts Charter School dance program. In addition, they teach in schools ranging from elementary to university level. Kyle will be choreographing a Hip Hop piece for the Fall 2023 USF Dance Ensemble.

DEXANDRO “D” MONTALVO | Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Dance Studio, Koret Center
Dexandro “D” Montalvo and his choreography have appeared on the MTV, BET, Telemundo, and Fox networks. Montalvo is a past Artistic Director of the Dance Theatre of San Francisco. Additionally, he was awarded a 2019 Saint Louis Inner Circle Award for “Such Sweet Thunder,” won an Izzie Award for his choreography in “Art Behind Bars” in 2014, and was nominated for another with “Impluse” in 2015 (Robert Moses Kin commission). As a dance educator, Montalvo currently teaches at SF Ballet School, Youth American Grand Prix, USF, Dominican University of California (LINES BFA Program), LINES Ballet Training Program & ODC Dance Commons.

ROBERT MOSES | Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, ED 040, Education Building
Robert Moses has created numerous works of varying styles and genres for his highly praised dance company. His work explores topics ranging from oral traditions in African American culture to the nuanced complexities of parentage and identity and the simple joys of the expressive power of pure movement. In addition to his work with Robert Moses’ Kin, Moses has choreographed for Alvin Ailey American Dance, The San Francisco Opera, Ailey 2, and other esteemed dance companies. Robert has taught extensively at universities throughout the US and has received numerous grants and awards. 

LIV SCHAFFER/Dance Generators | Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, ED 040, Education Building
Dance Generators/Liv Schaffer received her Bachelor’s from Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University in 2013 and spent subsequent seasons performing with AXIS Dance Company, DanceWorks Chicago, Dance Exchange, and Robert Moses’ Kin. Liv is a Community Engagement Artist with Jacob’s Pillow and is on faculty at the University of San Francisco, where she directs the intergenerational dance company; Dance Generators. Liv’s choreography has been presented by Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, The Big Muddy Dance Company, Western Michigan University, and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Liv is the Intergenerational Programs Director with EngAge, designing and implementing intergenerational programming for low-income and senior housing facilities across the West Coast. 

ERIC SOLANO | Mondays, 8:30pm-9:45pm, Dance Studio
Eric Solano is the founder of the Parangal Dance Company. Before establishing Parangal, he performed with San Francisco's Barangay Dance Company for over 15 years, serving as Dance Master from 1995 to 2001 and Artistic Director for three years before starting Parangal. He has trained with Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, renowned folk dance authority Ramon Obusan, Philippine Normal University's Kislap Sining Dance Troupe, and Maguindanaoan and Ifugao experts. Eric's aspiration for Parangal is to become a lead organization advancing Philippine culture in mainstream America, preserving and promoting Philippine culture and arts along with our brothers, sisters, partners, and supporters. 



Location: Studio Theater (LM 148)
Date: Wednesday, August 30th
Time: 5pm - 7pm

Calling all musicians! We are looking for performers to join us for this season's Music Showcase. All participants must enroll for the course, which will meet Mondays from 5pm - 7:20pm, and must be available to attend tech rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and the culminating performance (Oct 24 - 27 from 6pm -10pm).

Complete Registration VIA ONLINE FORM (required to audition)

Please contact Giacomo Fiore at for more information.