Main Stage Season //

Audition Process

The Warehouse Theatre operates as a Small Professional Theatre (SPT-Tier 3) employing both Equity and Non-Equity actors. We host general auditions for our entire Main Stage season at The Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC. We do not audition in New York at this time.

Select a production from the table below to learn more about the show.

Non-union general auditions will take place at The Warehouse Theatre on July 16th & 17th from 10a to 5p each day.  Performers should prepare 60 seconds of a monologue and if singing, 16 bars of song (preferably a musical theatre song that shows character). Non-union performers can sign up for a time block by contacting Jason D. Johnson at [email protected] and providing the following information:  1) Full Preferred Name 2) Phone Number 3) Email Address 4) Singing or Not Singing and 5) THREE Choices for Time Blocks.

AEA General Auditions are only by video submission this season per the AEA rules.  For the video, please slate, provide 60 seconds of monologue and 16 bars of song.  Please remember to send a headshot and resume with your video link to [email protected]

Whether you are non-union or AEA…one thing is true…please no Green Day in your audition.

Special Notes for the 21/22 Season:   If you auditioned for us in March 2020, just before we locked our lives down, you can write to Jason and let him know that you would like to let your previous audition stand for this season’s general.   If you want a fresh audition, but you don’t yet want to be in a room with a bunch of surly directors, you can send a video submission to us and we will distribute it appropriately.  For the video, you will need to slate…provide a 60 sec monologue…and if singing, 16 bars of a song.   You will also need to send a resume and headshot with the video.
HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH and APPROPRIATE are cast with their original contracted performers who were in place before the pandemic shut it all down.

We encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend our auditions.  If the playwright has not given a specific age, gender identity, or ethnicity for a role, assume that it is open to all.

If You Miss Season Auditions

You may submit a headshot, acting resume, and video either by e-mail, mail, or in person at 37 Augusta Street, Greenville, S.C. 29601.

Main Stage Show Auditions //

Playwright: John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask (Hedwig) / Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Appropriate)
Director: Andrew Scoville (Hedwig) / Ibi Owolabi (Appropriate)
First Rehearsal: September 7, 2021 (Hedwig) / May 17, 2022 (Appropriate)
Run: September 24 – October 17, 2021 (Hedwig) / June 10 – 26, 2022 (Appropriate)

CALLBACK DATE:  SHOWS FEATURE ORIGINAL CASTING.

Synopsis: Hedwig is an “internationally ignored song stylist”, an East German rock’n’roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine. Using songs and monologues, we get the torrid details of her life, her loves, and her career. It’s funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.

Playwright: Kate Hamill
Director: Kerrie Seymour
First Rehearsal:  October 26, 2021
Run: November 19 – December 19, 2021

CALLBACK DATE: TBD

Synopsis: Before there was PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, there was SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. We are thrilled to continue telling Jane Austen’s stories through Kate Hamill’s modern lens. A highly theatrical approach is brought to the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne. Their father’s sudden passing leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. With a whirlwind of Gossips at every turn, the women are forced to choose between reputation and love. A beautiful, entertaining re-imagining of a classic story that will prove to be a new holiday classic.  (NOTE: We are committed to taking a proactive approach to casting a diverse, inclusive ensemble. Please submit without regard to gender, disability, race, color, national origin or any other basis.)

Playwright: Dorothy Fortenberry
Director: Jay Briggs
First Rehearsal:  December 28, 2021
Run: January 21 – February 6, 2022

CALLBACK DATE: TBD

Synopsis: (WORLD PREMIERE) Nora Tennant is a celebrated children’s novelist whose book trilogy THE LOTUS PARADOX has brought her significant fame. It has also put an incredible strain on her two kids, especially her son, who bears a striking resemblance to Nora’s main character. On the eve of her birthday and the anniversary of her first novel being published her editor has arrive to pitch a new edition, but she has other ideas about a fourth book. Things are complicated even more when a young superfan shows up unannounced who is obsessed with Nora and her characters/family. It is a haunting multi-generational story about motherhood, fan culture, climate change, and if the kids can and should save the world.  From one of the writers of THE HANDMAID’S TALE.

Playwright: Karen Zacarias
Director: Patrick Torres
First Rehearsal: February 15, 2022
Run: March 11 – 27, 2022

CALLBACK DATE: TBD

Synopsis: A hilarious hot-button comedy of good intentions and bad manners. Pablo, a rising attorney, and Tania, his pregnant wife, have moved into a Washington, D.C. suburb next to Frank and Virginia and their prize garden. When Pablo impulsively agrees to host a party in their backyard in six days, they begin renovating their backyard and discover a discrepancy on their property line. What starts as a small dispute with Frank and Virginia quickly erupts into a border war. A comedy about gentrification, race, privilege, class, and, of course, good taste.

Playwright: Sarah DeLappe
Director: Anne Kelly Tromsness
First Rehearsal: March 29, 2022
Run: April 22 – May 7, 2022

CALLBACK DATE: TBD

Synopsis: Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls, THE WOLVES was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. It’s a smart, sympathetic portrayal of female teenagers that captures the exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence. (Note:  All female identifying performers are encouraged to audition. Soccer experience is a plus, but not required.)

Book: Rachel Sheinkin Music & Lyrics: William Finn
Director: Shelley Butler
First Rehearsal:  June 28, 2022
Run: July 29 – August 21, 2022

CALLBACK DATE: TBD / Singers should prepare 16 bars of a song.  Please no Green Day.

Synopsis:  An eclectic group of six kids with outsized ambitions that match their outsized personalities vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. In between candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens (as well as some chosen audience members) spell their way through a series of insane words competing for the title. Heartwarming, hilarious, and featuring the insane unpredictability of audience participation, each performance will be a wild and unique ride rivaling the drama of any major sporting event.

Upstate Shakespeare Festival Auditions

2022 auditions will occur in April.  Please check back here for more information this winter.  Auditions via video will be accepted again as well.  Please film a Shakespearean monologue of one minute or less.  You can submit the video to [email protected] along with your head shot and resume.  (If you have been involved with USF before, please contact John directly if you would like to be considered again this season for any portion of the production season.)

Audition Guidelines

First Timers: If you haven’t done a show for us, you will need to schedule an audition time. We’ll need to see your best Shakespearean monologue of no longer than a minute.  If you have a head shot and resume, bring them. If you don’t, don’t worry, it’s not a deal breaker. Also, no experience is needed.

Previous Performers: If you have already performed in one of the Festival’s productions, you can come to the call back nights without a monologue.

Students: If you are a student, please set up an audition slot (even if you’ve performed with us before). We want to see all you have learned over the year.

Audition Guidelines //

How to Prepare for Your Audition

Actors are asked to prepare a 60 second monologue.  If singing, please prepare a 45 second monologue and a song. The song should be no longer than 16 bars. Total time for the mono/song audition should not last longer than 90 seconds.  Please no Green Day.  An accompanist will be provided on both dates.

All roles are open unless indicated. Please email Jason D. Johnson at [email protected] to set up an appointment. Make sure you leave contact information, AEA status, if you are singing, and preferred time slots.  On the day of the Equity auditions, Equity actors without appointments shall be accommodated as time permits.

Performance weeks for each show are typically Thursday – Saturday at 8p and Sunday at 3p.  Occasionally there will be a Wednesday show at 8p.

Actors’ Equity Association announcement and casting breakdown can be found HERE.

Again, please no Green Day.