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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.


Performers should prepare 60 seconds of a monologue and if singing, 16 bars of song.  AEA performers can sign up for an appointment and 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 Appointment / Time Block.

AEA General Auditions information has been posted via AEA’s website.

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 (use email above) or snail mail to 37 Augusta Street, Greenville, S.C. 29601.

Main Stage Show Auditions //

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Jayce T. Tromsness
First Rehearsal: August 15, 2023
Run: September 8-24, 2023


Synopsis: Twins are separated in a shipwreck and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, while in disguise, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolized by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister.  You know the rest.

Playwright: Cammi Stilwell
Director: Caroline Jane Davis
First Rehearsal:  November 7, 2023
Run: December 1-17, 2023


Synopsis:  (WORLD PREMIERE) Margot and Phoebe are roommates and best friends who are as similar as they are different (Some would say that they’re an…odd couple.) Phoebe is a flaky free spirit who feels her emotions deeply and frequently, while Margot is a workaholic who would rather get a root canal than talk about her problems. When Margot’s professional and personal lives begin to teeter, Phoebe sees this as the perfect opportunity to prove she can take care of her best friend… by throwing a girl’s night the same night as Margot’s important work dinner. Dealing with exes, pillow forts, board games, nosebleeds, and cheap wine, the two are forced to navigate not only the most uncomfortable dinner party of their lives, but also their friendship.

Playwright: Stefano Massini / Adapted by Ben Power
Director: Jay Briggs
First Rehearsal:  January 9, 2024
Run: February 2-18, 2024


Synopsis:  On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers, and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, triggering the largest financial crisis in history.

Playwright: Alice Childress
Director: Amanda Washington
First Rehearsal: March 5, 2024
Run: March 29-April 14, 2024


Synopsis:  Set during rehearsals for a major Broadway production of a new play, TROUBLE IN MIND illuminates the inner life of a Black actress struggling with her career. Alice Childress’s 1955 play is a funny, moving, and heartbreaking look at racism, identity, and ego in the high-stakes world of theatre.

Playwright: Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman
Director: Andrew Scoville
First Rehearsal: April 30, 2024
Run: May 31-June 23, 2024


Synopsis:  Evoking a fraternity of Presidential assassins and would-be assassins across a hundred years of our history (including John Wilkes Booth, Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme, John Hinckley, and Lee Harvey Oswald). Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman examine success, failure, and the questionable drive for power and celebrity in American society. The result is an unusually imaginative and utterly idiosyncratic entertainment composed equally of insight, pleasure, and provocation. ASSASSINS is an important and permanent addition to the American stage.

Upstate Shakespeare Festival Auditions

2023 auditions will occur on April 1st by appointment only.   Auditions via video will be accepted again as well, but USF prefers in-person auditions.  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.)

Callbacks for Merry Wives will be held on Sunday April 2 at 7 pm.  Callbacks for Macbeth will be held on Monday April 3 at 7 pm.  All auditions will be held at The Warehouse Theatre.

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. There will be paperwork to be filled out.  If you are planning to submit, please contact John Fagan for Audition Forms and times.

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.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:  If you would like to participate in the Festival by performing some other volunteer task, such as painting, carpentry, marketing, etc., please email John Fagan at the above email address.

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.