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.

General Auditions for the 2020-21 Season will occur March 13th and 14th, 2020.  Please see information below regarding casting breakdowns, how to schedule an audition appointment, and preparation for the auditions.

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: Lauren Gunderson
Director: Chip Egan
First Rehearsal: August 25, 2020
Run: September 18, 2020-October 4, 2020

CALLBACK DATE:  May 4, 2020

Synopsis: When a conservative senator’s aide wakes up in a hotel room alongside a liberal blogger, they both are shocked. And confused. It turns out that Miss Georgia, in an effort to end bitter partisanship, has drugged both women to force them to see eye-to-eye and re-write the constitution. This proves…harder than she thought. Lauren Gunderson’s riotous political comedy skewers both sides of the aisle in increasingly madcap ways.

Playwright: Kate Hamill
Director: Kerrie Seymour
First Rehearsal:  October 27, 2020
Run: November 20, 2020-December 13, 2020

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 29, 2020
Run: January 22, 2021-February 17,2021

CALLBACK DATE: TBD

Synopsis: 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.

Book: Rachel Sheinkin Music & Lyrics: William Finn
Director: TBD
First Rehearsal:  February 9, 2021
Run: March 12, 2021-April 4,2021

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.

Playwright: Sarah Delappe
Director: Jenna Tamisiea Elser
First Rehearsal: April 6, 2021
Run: April 30, 2021-May 16, 2021

CALLBACK DATE: May 18, 2020

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.)

Playwright: Karen Zacarias
Director: Patrick Torres
First Rehearsal: May 18, 2021
Run: June 11, 2021-June 27, 2021

CALLBACK DATE: June 8, 2020

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.

Upstate Shakespeare Festival Auditions

2020 audition dates will be April 4th – 6th, 2020.  More information will follow.

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.