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Julian Wiles, Founder and Producing Artistic Director
Marybeth Clark, Associate Artistic Director

Auditions

 

Charleston Stage's Season Auditions
For Roles in the 2014-2015 Season at the Historic Dock Street Theatre

There is no fee for auditioning for Charleston Stage shows.

Charleston Stage welcomes community actors (Grades 9 through adult) to audition for Charleston Stage MainStage and Family Series shows for next season. Last season more than 90 roles were played by members from the Charleston Community. Many of these actors performed with Charleston Stage for the first time. While Charleston Stage has a Resident Professional Acting Company and employs guest actors, community actors make up a large portion of our acting company each season, playing leading, as well as, supporting roles. Charleston Stage has a colorblind casting policy. Roles in all productions are available to anyone regardless of race.

 

SIGNUP TO AUDITION
Auditions are by appointment only. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before May 2nd to receive an audition time.

WHO MAY AUDITION
Adults and high school students who will be in the 9th grade or higher in the Fall of 2014. We do not have auditions for students not yet in high school.

WHEN
Sunday, May 4th, beginning at 5pm
Callbacks will be held the evenings of May 5, 6 and 7. Please keep these evenings free so that you are available for callbacks.

WHERE
Charleston Stage Mount Pleasant Studios
East Cooper Plaza Shopping Center
 (Next to Radio Shack)
629 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC  29464

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF CHARLESTON STAGE ACTORS
Charleston Stage is a professional theatre. All actors are expected to attend ALL rehearsals. Once cast, actors are expected to completely clear their schedules so they can attend all rehearsals. Absences are not permitted. Some shows require actors to perform during the day for school audiences. Actors are expected to make necessary arrangements for those performances. In addition, all actors are expected to be well prepared and on time for each rehearsal.

COMPENSATION
Actors in Charleston Stage productions receive stipends based upon the size of the role and two (2) complimentary tickets to the show in which they are performing. In addition, actors in Charleston Stage productions receive 2 complimentary tickets to every Charleston Stage production. (A $350 value) Some restrictions apply.

 

CHARLESTON STAGE AUDITION PROCEDURES

 

AUDITIONS FOR ACTORS NEW TO CHARLESTON STAGE
Newcomers are especially welcome and encouraged to audition! Simply sign up via email for an appointment. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before May 2nd to receive an audition time.

 

WHAT TO PREPARE

For non-musicals:
Please prepare a short memorized monologue, 1 minute or less.

For musicals:
Please prepare a short memorized monologue, 1 minute or less and a short selection from a Broadway showtune. Please be sure to have the sheet music for the song you plan to sing in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Performing with recorded music is not permitted.

 

AUDITIONS FOR ACTORS WHO HAVE PERFORMED WITH CHARLESTON STAGE IN THE PAST
If you have performed in a Charleston Stage production in the past three seasons you do not need to prepare an audition monologue or song. Simply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know which shows or parts that you would like to be considered for. We will then contact you to set up a time when you may come to callbacks and read for that show or role.

 

ROLES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING SHOWS

 
You Can't Take It With You

Director Julian Wiles
Rehearsals: July 28 - August 27, 2014
Performances: August 28 - September 21, 2014
This show has School Matinees at 9:30 and 11:45 for 2-3 mornings.

 
Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein

Director Marybeth Clark
Rehearsals: September 8 - October 15, 2014
Performances: October 16 - November 2, 2014
There are no School Matinees for this production.

 
A Christmas Carol

Director Marybeth Clark
Rehearsals: October 27 - December 3, 2014
Performances: December 4 - 21, 2014
This show has School Matinees at 9:30 and 11:45 for 4 mornings.

 
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Director Jesse Siak
Rehearsals: November 3 - December 7, 2014
Performances: December 8 - December 20, 2014
This show has School Matinees at 9:30 and 11:45 for 4 mornings.

 
Anne of Green Gables

Director TBA
Rehearsals: January 5 - 19, 2015
Performances: January 20 - 26, 2015
This show has School Matinees at 9:30 and 11:45 for 4 mornings.

 
The Diary of Anne Frank

Director Julian Wiles
Rehearsals: January 19 - February 11, 2015
Performances: February 12 - March 1, 2015
This show has School Matinees at 9:30 and 11:45 for 4 mornings.

 
Steve Martin's The Underpants

Director Marybeth Clark
Rehearsals: January 26 - March 4, 2015
Performances: March 5 - March 22, 2015
There are no school matinees for this production.

 
Catch Me If You Can

Director Julian Wiles
Rehearsals: March 2 - April 1, 2015
Performances: April 2 - 26, 2015
This show has School Matinees at 9:30 and 11:45 for 2-3 mornings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Troupe (For Advanced Students Grades 4-8 School Year 2014-2015)

PERFORMANCE TROUPE is for the most dedicated and experienced students and meets year round. (Students are acccepted only by auditions which are held every April). Students meet weekly to further develop their acting, movement and singing skills. Students in Performance Troupe are given the opportunity to audition for Charleston Stage's MainStage and Family Series productions at the Dock Street Theatre.

2014-2015 Troupe Auditions:
Toupe auditions for our 2014-2015 season will be held on Monday, April 28 at 7pm. Register for an audition time online today!

Tuition (for those accepted): $600
A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due upon acceptance into Performance Troupe and the full balance is due August 1, 2015. Please login to pay your balance or contact our Education staff for assistance at 843.856.3822.

Classes for current 2013-2014 Performance Troupe members meet Mondays from 4pm-6pm in our Mount Pleasant Studio. 

REGISTER NOW

 

 

 

 

 

Resident Acting Intern Program 2014-2015 Season

For our Resident Acting Intern Program, we hire actors from UPTA (Unified Professional Theatre Auditions) which is held in February of every year. http://www.upta.org/. Our 2014-2015 Resident Actors have been hired. Please check back in December 2014 for more information about our 2015-2016 Resident Acting Intern Program.

Charleston Stage Company is South Carolina's largest professional (NON-EQUITY) theatre. Our Resident Acting Intern Program is an intensive 10 month program that allows its participants to combine multiple performance opportunities with a well structured and practical teacher training program. Our company is in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre, a 450-seat proscenium space which just underwent a 19 million dollar renovation, and does not tour.

Contract Dates:
July 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015

Salary:
• $200 weekly
• 2 weeks paid Christmas vacation
• $500 completion of contract bonus

Housing:
• Furnished apartment provided free of charge with utilities.
• Modern, Convenient, Safe, Private Bedroom and Bathroom

Primary Responsibility:
• Acting - Resident actors are typically cast in 7 of the 9 shows within a season.

Secondary Responsibility:
• Teaching weekly acting classes for students in our Theatre School grades K5 - 8
• In school workshops using theatre to teach academic topics

Additional Duties Include:
• Working in the box office
• Strike and load-in

The Following Make You a Good Candidate:

• Undergraduate degree in theatre or related performance area
• Vocal and dance ability
• Teaching experience, respect and appreciation for children and the willingness to be guided in teaching them theatre
• Strong work ethic
MUST have a working reliable car

For more information on Charleston Stage's Resident Acting Intern Program please contact Marybeth Clark, Associate Artistic Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 
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