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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.

AUDITIONS FOR THE 24/25 Season will be March 1st (Friday) and March 2nd (Saturday) from 10a until 6p each day.

Performers should prepare 60 seconds of a monologue.  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) City of Residence and 5) THREE Choices for Appointment / Time Block.  Please provide all of this information on your first submission.

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.  PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT VIDEOS WITH WeTransfer.

Main Stage Show Auditions //

Playwright: Kate Hamill
Director: Jay Briggs
First Rehearsal: August 20, 2024
Run: September 13-October 6, 2024

CALLBACK DATE:  April 22nd, 2024

Synopsis: An irreverent, darkly comic, modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth and sidekick, this fast-paced romp re-examines the world’s most famous detective story with an exciting twist.  Oddball female roommates Sherlock Holmes & Joan Watson join forces to emerge from pandemic fog as a deeply codependent, quasi-dysfunctional Odd Couple adventure duo—solving mysteries and kicking butts, until they come face to face with a villain who seems to have all the answers.

Playwright: William Goldman
Director: Jess Chayes
First Rehearsal:  November 12, 2024
Run: December 6-29, 2024

CALLBACK DATE:  June 17th, 2024

Synopsis:  Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes.  While Paul is convalescing in her secluded home, Annie reads his latest book and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain.  Annie forces Paul to write a new Misery novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere.  The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and it does.

Playwright: Talene Monahon
Director: Anne Kelly Tromsness
First Rehearsal:  January 7, 2025
Run: January 31-February 16. 2025

CALLBACK DATE:  April 8th, 2024

Synopsis:  It’s 1606.  William Shakespeare is plagued…with writer’s block.  And also the actual plague, as he is holed up with his apprentice Francis without anything to do and no motivation to write.  Through the window climbs Jane Anger, a writer with a dream to change history.  While Jane convinces Shakespeare to write KING LEAR, Anne Hathaway (his wife, not the one from THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA) arrives, having missed her husband for the past 10 years.  Constricted to one room, what creativity and conflict will explode between these four?

Playwright: Rajiv Joseph
Director: Ahsha Daniels
First Rehearsal: March 22, 2025
Run: April 4-20, 2025

CALLBACK DATE:  May 6th, 2024

Synopsis:  “King” LeBron James’s years playing in Cleveland bring promise, prosperity, and renewal to a city in desperate need of all three.  His tenure also unites Shawn and Matt in an unlikely bond forged by fandom.  Over twelve years, from LeBron’s rookie season to an NBA Championship, the men navigate their turbulent friendship through their shared love of basketball—and the endless amiable arguments that erupt from that love.  A clever comedy, King James is an intimate exploration of the place that sports occupy in our lives and relationships.

Playwright: Henrik Ibsen / Adaptation TBD
Director: Matthew Earnest
First Rehearsal: May 6, 2025
Run: May 30-June 22, 2025

CALLBACK DATE:  May 20th, 2024

Synopsis:  A small-town doctor considers himself a proud, upstanding member of his close-knit community.  When he discovers a catastrophe that risks the lives and well-being of everyone in town, he raises the alarm.  But he is shaken to his core when those in power, including his own brother, not only try to silence him—they try to destroy him.

Upstate Shakespeare Festival Auditions

2024 auditions will occur by appointment only on April 6, 2024.   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 Love Labour’s Lost will be held on April 7 at 7 pm.  Callbacks for Henry IV will be held on April 8 at 7 pm.  All auditions will be held at The Warehouse Theatre.  Rehearsals begin on April 20th / 21st.

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.