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Auditions

Find details about upcoming auditions and callbacks for our theatre productions. Any USC student may audition, regardless of major.

Auditions for the following productions:

Language of Angels
Written by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Abigail Lee McNeely
Performance Dates: February 15-18, 2024

A Raisin in the Sun
Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Ron Himes
Performance Dates: February 23 - March 1, 2024

The Visit
Written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Translated by Maurice Valency
Directed by Craig Miller
Performance Dates: April 5-12, 2024

will be held
Saturday, December 2
1-5pm

with callbacks December 3 from 12-6.
 
 

Location

Booker T. Washington Building, Rm. 102.

 

Audition Requirements

Please prepare one 1-2 minute contemporary monologue.
 
 

How to Sign Up to Audition

1. Choose an Audition Time via the SignUp Genius website.
 
 
3. Send an acting resume and headshot to:
gavaletz@mailbox.sc.edu
 
If you do not have a headshot, a recent photo will be fine to submit. 
If you don't have a resume, do an online search for "Actor Resume Template" for ideas.
 
 

Questions?

Contact Lisa Gavaletz

 

About the Shows

Click for Content Info and Casting Breakdowns for the Productions

 

Language of Angels

February 15-18, 2024
Lab Theatre

Written by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Abigail Lee McNeely
(8 actors)

Set in the hills of Appalachia, Language of Angels is a haunting, modern-day folk tale that takes us into the liminal space between life and death, past and present. Acclaimed playwright Naomi Iizuka (Polaroid Stories) poetically weaves together the individual remembrances of a group of friends whose lives and tragic fates have become inextricably linked to the mysterious disappearance of their friend, Celie, years prior. “With Language of Angels, Iizuka has created a Rashomon-like meditation on the nature of memory, grief and passing time.” – Seattle Times.  Contains adult themes and language.

 

A Raisin in the Sun

February 23 - March 1, 2024
Longstreet Theatre

Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Ron Himes
(10-11 actors)

Langston Hughes wrote, “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking masterpiece has pondered that question on stages worldwide since its debut in 1959 and is still as vital and compelling today. The divergent dreams of the three generations of an African-American family, living together in a small apartment on Chicago’s South Side, begin to clash when a large insurance settlement arrives in the mail. Tensions increase as their individual aspirations to make a better life are tested by an outside world of racism and economic discrimination, threatening to rip apart their family forever. “Never before, in the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of Black people’s lives been seen on the stage.” -- James Baldwin

 

The Visit

April 5-12, 2024
Drayton Hall Theatre

Written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Translated by Maurice Valency
Directed by Craig Miller
(potentially 20+ actors)

Profound questions of class, greed, and ethics infuse Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s classic tragicomedy, The Visit. When one of the world’s wealthiest women makes a long-awaited return to her impoverished hometown, she arrives with a vindictive agenda and a devil’s bargain – she’ll gift the town an extravagant fortune in exchange for the life of the man who abandoned her decades before.  What follows is an epic test of the town’s moral fortitude and an unsparing, darkly comic look at the easy corruptibility of justice. "A devastating drama." - The New York Times


Theatre South Carolina embraces non-traditional casting and encourages the casting of ethnic minority actors, female actors, and physically-challenged actors where possible. Individual show directors, together with the artistic director and the acting faculty, make all casting decisions. While some parts may be cast before auditions, that is always the case with guest actors.


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