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Charleston Stage Seasonal Auditions
For Roles In Charleston Stage’s 2017-18 40th Anniversary Season Beginning In September 2017

Charleston Stage’s annual seasonal auditions are for members of the community interested in performing with Charleston Stage. Roles in four shows are available for our 2017-18 season: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, A Christmas Carol, To Kill A Mockingbird and the Charleston premiere of Shakespeare in Love. Seasonal auditions are open to adults and high school students. 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. Newcomers welcome!

2017-18 Seasonal Auditions Were Held On Sunday, May 7, 2017. Thank You to All Actors Who Auditioned! More Information About Our 2018-19 Seasonal Auditions Will Be Posted In March of 2018.





Performance Troupe (Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-8)

Performance Troupe is the premiere student performance group at Charleston Stage. It is geared towards our most advanced, dedicated and experienced students in Grades 4-8 and meets once a week during the school year. Admission is by audition only, and auditions are held in April each year for the following year. Students meet weekly with Charleston Stage's Associate Artistic Director, Resident Music Director and Associate Director of Education to further develop their acting, movement and singing skills. Students in Troupe are given the opportunity to audition for Charleston Stage's MainStage and Family Series productions at the Dock Street Theatre and work on performance pieces weekly in class.

2017-18 Performance Troupe Auditions:
Performance Troupe auditions for our 2017-18 season were held on April 24, 2017. Information about our 2018-19 Troupe auditions will be posted in March 2018.

Tuition (for those accepted): $650.00
A non-refundable deposit of $325 is due upon acceptance into Performance Troupe and the full balance is due August 1, 2017. Please login to pay your balance or contact our Education staff for assistance at 843.856.3822.






Resident Acting Intern Program

For our Resident Acting Intern Program, we hire actors from UPTA (Unified Professional Theatre Auditions) which is held in February of every year. Anyone who is not able to attend UPTA may request an audition in Charleston, SC, or submit a video audition PRIOR TO Feb. 1. These should be a standard 90 seconds with a monologue and song.

Charleston Stage 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 and does not tour.

Contract Dates:
July 2, 2018 - April 29, 2019

• $230 weekly 
• Furnished apartment with utilities provided
• Private bedroom and bathroom
• 10 days paid Christmas vacation
• $500 completion of contract bonus

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 K - 8.
• In school workshops/residency using theatre to teach academic topics. No touring shows.

Additional Duties Include:
• May include strikes and load-ins

The Following Make You a Good Candidate:

• MUST have atleast an undergraduate degree in theatre or musical theatre
• Strong vocal and dance training
• 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..

2018-19 Season: 

Mamma Mia

Of Mice and Men
A Christmas Carol
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
Steel Magnolias
Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Family Series:
Junie B. In Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
Number the Stars
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley


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