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Find details about upcoming auditions and callbacks for Theatre South Carolina shows. Any UofSC student may audition, regardless of major, and non-student roles may be available, too.


Auditions for

These Shining Lives

by Melanie Marnich

This is Our Youth

by Kenneth Lonergan

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare


will be held in-person

Saturday, November 20, 2021

12pm - 4pm


with call backs
Sunday November 21
1pm - 5:30pm



Booker T. Washington Building, Rm. 104
1400 Wheat St.



1-2 minute Contemporary or Classical monologue


How to Sign Up to Audition

1.  Choose an Audition Time:


2. Fill out an Audition Form:


3. Send an acting resume and headshot to:

If you do not have a headshot, a recent photo will be fine to submit. 




Contact Lisa Gavaletz



About the Productions


These Shining Lives
Show dates: February 25 - March 4, 2022
Written by Melanie Marnich
Directed by Ibi Owolabi
Longstreet Theatre 

Inspired by actual events, These Shining Lives reaches back almost a century to uncover a harrowing but inspiring history that still has profound resonance to our society today.  Through poetic and powerful language, playwright Melanie Marnich tells the tragic story of women in the 1920s hired to decorate watch faces with glow-in-the-dark, radium-based paint, a substance their employer refers to as “medicinal.”  As they begin developing serious illnesses from radiation exposure, they soon realize the company’s complicity and wage a legal battle to bring it to justice.  The case would go on to have far-reaching consequences on workers’ and womens’ rights in our own time.  “Perfect, touching and wistful…beautifully tragic.” — Talkin’ Broadway

This is Our Youth
Show dates: March 24-27, 2022
Written by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by John Reynolds
Lab Theatre 

Three privileged young adults experience 48 eventful hours at the dawn of the materialistic Reagan Era in this hard-hitting drama by Academy Award-winning author Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea). After stealing $15,000 from his tycoon father, 19-year-old Warren turns for help to his slightly older, drug-dealing friend, Dennis.  As they concoct a scheme to buy cocaine with the stolen funds and resell it for profit, Warren falls for fashion student Jessica, threatening both the plan and their lives.  Brutally frank and honest, This is Our Youth is a still-relevant portrayal of young people coming of age in a world they aren’t yet equipped to navigate. “This Is Our Youth is rich and sad and wry in its cruel-to-be-kind portrayal of disillusioned adolescents... How do you put away childish things, it asks, when you aren’t ready to pick up adult ones?”— The Guardian

*Contains adult themes that may not be suitable for all ages.


Romeo and Juliet
Show dates: April 8-15, 2022
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Carolyn Howarth
Drayton Hall Theatre 

Set in a time and place suffering the ravages of plague and social division, Shakespeare’s ageless tale of the “star cross’d lovers” Romeo and Juliet still has the raw power to connect in visceral ways. Fiery passions lead to fateful outcomes as the two impetuous teenagers succumb to their irrepressible attraction, despite the long and bloody feud waged by their warring families. As riveting today as when it first appeared in print 425 years ago, Romeo and Juliet is a story of love, intrigue and danger that will leave you breathless until its shockingly tragic end.

Theatre South Carolina embraces non-traditional casting and encourages the casting of ethnic minority actors, female actors, and physically-challenged actors where possible. Individual show directors, together with the artistic director and the acting faculty, make all casting decisions. While some parts may be cast before auditions, that is always the case with guest actors.



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