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Auditions

Find details about upcoming auditions and callbacks for Theatre South Carolina shows. Any UofSC student may audition, regardless of major, and non-student roles may be available, too.

 

Auditions for the following 2019/2020 productions:


Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

I and You

by Lauren Gunderson

Eurydice

by Sarah Ruhl


Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck

ReformED

by Peter Duffy

 

will be held

August 24, 2019

1pm - 5pm

With callbacks for Much Ado About Nothing and I and You on August 25 from 1pm - 5pm.


Location: 

Booker T. Washington Building
Room 102

 

Prepare:

1-minute comedic Shakespearean monologue (for Much Ado About Nothing) or 1-minute dramatic contemporary monologue, plus 16 bars of a song (performed without accompaniment).



To Sign Up

1.  Fill out an Audition Form

2.  Select an Audition Time

 


 

About the Shows

 

Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare

Run Dates: October 25 - November 9, 2019
Drayton Hall Theatre

Love, deception, and razor-sharp repartee take the stage in Shakespeare's beloved comedy!  The noble Don Pedro has his mind set on bringing together two romantic couples -- the smitten Claudio and Hero, and the constantly bickering Benedick and Beatrice.   His matchmaking efforts are foiled, however, by the scheming of the jealous, conniving Don John.  Featuring some of The Bard’s most cunning wordplay and a cadre of his most colorful characters, Much Ado About Nothing is indeed a “merry war” filled with adventure, romance and unwavering wit! 

 

I and You
by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by David Neil Edwards

Run Dates: November 20-23, 2019
Lab Theatre

Two high school students — the sardonic Caroline, homebound with a serious illness, and Anthony, a popular athlete — find themselves forced to work together on a last-minute class project. As they strive to overcome their clashing personalities and make sense of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, they find themselves connecting in ever more surprising and mysterious ways. Lauren Gunderson’s critically acclaimed play is a poignant ode to youth, life, and love, and packs a surprise twist that will have you thinking about it long after it’s over.  2014 recipient of the American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.

 

Eurydice
by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Lindsay Rae Taylor

Run Dates: February 7-22, 2020
Longstreet Theatre

Hailed by The New York Times as one of the best plays of the last 25 years, Eurydice is Sarah Ruhl’s inventive reimagining of a tragic Greek myth from its heroine’s perspective. On the day of her wedding to the musical prodigy Orpheus, Eurydice unexpectedly falls to her death and descends into the underworld. In the Land of the Dead, Eurydice reunites with her departed father and sets off on a journey to remember — and reclaim — the life and love she lost. 2003 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama.

 

Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck
Directed by David Britt

Run Dates: February 29 - March 3, 2020
Lab Theatre

John Steinbeck’s theatrical adaptation of his classic novella still packs the same gut-wrenching punch as when it premiered on Broadway in 1937. Set in the fields of California during the Great Depression, the story follows two migrant drifters, short-tempered George and his simple-minded but physically powerful companion, Lenny. After they find employment at a new farm, the two friends strive to work hard and realize a shared goal of owning their own land, but their American dream is soon threatened by the boss’ brutish son and their involvement in a fatal tragedy.

 

ReformED
Written and Directed by Peter Duffy

Run Dates: November 11-14, 2019
Longstreet Theatre

Based on hundreds of interviews and survey responses with educators from across the US, Peter Duffy’s ReformED is an unflinching portrait of being a teacher in America.  Sherry is an experienced teacher who is asked to mentor a first-year educator, Theresa. Over the course of their school year, the challenges of what it means to be a teacher in the age of educational reform come to light, and they are faced with the decision of whether or not to remain in the profession.  

With text taken directly from the recorded comments of real-life educators, ReformED rings true like a homeroom bell, representing the experience of being a teacher in America with passion, dedication, wisdom, heart-break, humor, and love.  ReformED is not just a play for teachers; rather, it is a story for anyone who cares about how we educate the next generation, and an appeal for all of us to reconsider the quality of education we provide to our children.


 

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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