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Auditions

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 the upcoming in-person productions of


You on the Moors Now

by Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Ibi Owolabi

 and

Constellations

by Nick Payne
Directed by Cat Thomas

 

will be held in-person

February 6, 2021

12pm - 4pm

In-person callbacks will be held on Sunday, February 7.  Requested actors will be contacted separately.


 

Location: 

Booker T. Washington Building, 1400 Wheat St. (across from Blatt P.E. Center)
Room 104

 

Prepare:

A 1-2 minute contemporary monologue

 

Important Notes:

  • There are roles for 7 women and 7 men in You on the Moors Now
  • There are roles for 1 man and 1 woman in Constellations
  • Please note that due to the nature of the text of Constellations, excellent memorization skills are requires for these roles.  Scenes with similar dialogue occur multiple times throughout the play.

 

 

How to Sign Up to Audition

 

1.  Choose an Audition Time:

 Visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4EAFA72FA7FF2-uofsc3

 

2. Fill out an Audition Form:

Visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M6Kf_aMUtnIP-eoF2Le8V7KmmaR6gSqYDFTEBlpZrxI/edit

 

3. Send an acting resume and headshot to:

gavaletz@mailbox.sc.edu

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

 

 

Questions?

Contact Lisa Gavaletz

 


 

About the Productions

 

You on the Moors Now
Written by Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Ibi Owolabi
 
Performance Dates: April 9-17, 2021
Roles available for 7 women and 7 men.


Freeing four iconic fictional heroines from the social confines of their 19th century novels, Jaclyn Backhaus’ rip-roaring You on the Moors Now brings a fiercely modern sensibility to antiquated ideas of love and romance.  Rather than waiting for their fates to be decided by marriage proposals, Jane (Jane Eyre), Jo (Little Women), Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice) and Cathy (Wuthering Heights) band together to reject their famous suitors, leading to a literal battle of the sexes. 
 
 “…providing respectfully irreverent new angles on these not-so-little women -- complete with an unexpected, gleefully anachronistic but thoroughly satisfying epilogue -- Moors scores.” -- Time Out Chicago
 
 
 
 
Constellations
Written by Nick Payne
Directed by Cat Thomas
 
Performance Dates: April 21-24, 2021
Roles available for one man and one woman.

There are countless ways that relationships can suddenly change, and Nick Payne’s remarkable drama takes that reality to the nth degree.  Incorporating the mind-bending concept of the “multiverse,” Constellations innovatively illustrates the multiple possibilities of one couple’s romance, with scenes often repeated to present different outcomes.  The arc of their journey brings to mind questions about the roles of choice and fate in our own lives, and demonstrates the infinite power of love.  

“Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible—and so emotionally devastating?” – The New York Times 

“Short and sweet and strangely haunting… With each iteration Roland and Marianne grow closer to one another… And by the end of the play…we’re fully invested in their lives. All of them.” -- Variety

 

About the Characters in Costellations

Marianne: female, British. Marianne is college-educated and works at Sussex University studying Theoretical Early Universe Cosmology (or, as Roland would say, “Space Stuff”). She has an odd sense of humor that she is slightly embarrassed by. She is suffering from a life-threatening condition which causes her to have trouble finding the right words to express how she is feeling. The role requires dramatic shifts from comedy to science to romance to questioning life itself.


Roland: male, British. Roland is a beekeeper and is extremely passionate about it. Although he may not understand everything Marianne is going through, he is honest and steadfast. He enjoys going to the pub with his mates. The role requires an actor of great empathy who can interpret the text in many different ways. At the end of the day, Roland is a peacemaker.

 

 

 

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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