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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, but we hire artists from all regions.

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

AUDITION TIMES FOR NON-EQUITY AUDITIONS IN THE 22/23 SEASON ARE NOW OPEN.  IN-PERSON AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE MARCH 18th / 19th AT THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE FROM 10a UNTIL 4p EACH DAY.

Performers should prepare 60 seconds of a monologue and if singing, 16 bars of song.  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 5) City of Residence and 6) THREE Choices for Time Blocks.

AEA General Auditions are only by video submission this season per the AEA rules and will be posted via AEA’s website in early March 2022.  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]

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: Dominique Morisseau
Director: Ahsha Daniels
First Rehearsal: September 6, 2022
Run: September 30 – October 16, 2022

CALLBACK DATE:  SHOW IS CAST.

Synopsis: Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away?

Playwright: Jen Silverman
Director: Jay Briggs
First Rehearsal:  November 8, 2022
Run: December 2 – 18, 2022

CALLBACK DATE: SHOW IS CAST.

Synopsis: Mischief is afoot in the sleepy village of Edmonton and the fate of the world is at stake in this smart modern fable. When the emotionally conflicted son of the local lord and an ambitious newcomer come into conflict, help presents itself to both of them in the same guise—as the Devil himself. But while these two young men take advantage of the Devil’s bargain to accomplish their own questionable ends, someone else in town stands her ground—Elizabeth, an outcast whom everyone believes to be a witch.

Playwright: Sofia Alvarez
Director: Shelley Butler
First Rehearsal:  January 3, 2022
Run: January 27 – February 12, 2023

CALLBACK DATE: October 6th, 2022

Synopsis: (WORLD PREMIERE) At her fancy, corporate job Marie has started to notice that when her female co-workers announce they are pregnant, they are deftly replaced. Being pregnant herself, and trying to find a solution to this problem, she suggests to her best work friend that maybe they just kill the partners? Then she’d be in charge. It’s all a joke…but is it?

Playwright: Matthew Lopez
Director: Jenna Tamisiea Elser
First Rehearsal: February 14, 2023
Run: March 10, 2023 – April 2, 2023

CALLBACK DATE: SHOW IS CAST.

Synopsis: He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself.

Playwright: David Cale
Director: Mark Sutch
First Rehearsal: April 4, 2023
Run: April 28 – May 14, 2023

CALLBACK DATE:  SHOW IS CAST.

Synopsis: Harry Clarke is the story of a shy midwestern man who feels more himself when adopting the persona of cocky Londoner Harry Clarke. Moving to New York and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family’s life, romancing two family members as the seductive and sexually precocious Harry, with more on his mind than love. With his spellbinding and emotionally nuanced storytelling, Cale has created a riveting story of a man leading an outrageous double life.

Book: Sarah Gancher Music & Lyrics: The Bengsons
Director: Andrew Scoville
First Rehearsal:  May 9th, 2023
Run:  June 9 – July 1, 2023

CALLBACK DATE:  TBD.

Synopsis:  Scarred by difficult home life and haunted by a recurring dream-vision of her lover learning he only has one hundred days to live, Abigail grapples with embracing the relationship as the two conspire to stretch time by making their days longer and fuller. The concert begins with a simple but poignant truism: “being alive is being in grief”, and explores the inevitable fact of death and how it informs the way we live our lives.

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.  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.