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Longstreet Theatre
Green and Sumter Streets
Main Office, Room 402
Columbia, SC 29208

phone: 803.777.4288   
fax: 803.777.6669
email: theatre@sc.edu or dance@sc.edu

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UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Auditions for

Jackie and Me
by Steven Dietz
Directed by Peter Duffy

will be held

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24
1:00PM

WITH CALL BACKS
MONDAY NOVEMBER 25 @ 6:30PM

 

Location: Booker T. Washington Building, Rm. 102
(1400 Wheat St.)



Please come prepared with:
ONE (1) Contemporary Monologue
not lasting any longer than 90 seconds


Must sign up prior to audition
on the 4th Floor of Longstreet Theatre.


Questions?
Contact: K. Dale White
777-1241
whitekd@mailbox.sc.edu

 

About Jackie and Me
Theatre SC announces a brand-new series dedicated to providing high-quality theatre productions for the next generation of theatregoers. The Young Audience Series kicks off with the imaginative and inspiring Jackie and Me, Stephen Dietz' adaptation of the award-winning book for young readers by Dan Gutman. Directed by theatre education professor Peter Duffy and featuring university actors, Jackie and Me is the fantastical adventure of a ten-year-old named Joe, who has the unusual power to travel back in time simply by holding a baseball card. When his history class is assigned to write a report on an influential African-American, he knows just the hero to visit -- pioneering baseball player Jackie Robinson. His trip back to 1947 throws him an unexpected curve-ball, however; when he arrives, at the historic moment Robinson is signed to the Dodgers, he's surprised to find he's perceived to be African-American himself. What follows is a life-changing experience in Robinson's shoes, as Joe learns what it's like to be scorned by society, and discovers first-hand the incredible courage it takes to rise above oppression.

Show dates: March 27 - April 5

Venue: Longstreet Theatre

 


 

Auditions for

Status Update
by Kat Martin
Directed by Kat Martin

and

The Taming of the Shrew
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Marybeth Gorman

will be held

MONDAY NOVEMBER 25
4:00PM
- 6:00PM

WITH CALL BACKS FOR 'STATUS UPDATE'
MONDAY NOVEMBER 25 @ 7:00PM

AND 'SHREW'
MONDAY NOVEMBER 25 @ 8PM

Location:
LAB THEATRE
Booker T. Washington Building
(1400 Wheat St.)



For "Status Update" please come prepared with:
ONE (1) Monologue (from any genre and time period)
not lasting any longer than 90 seconds

For "The Taming of the Shrew" please come prepared with:
10 lines from "The Taming of the Shrew"

 

About Status Update
The side effects of life in the internet age are explored in graduate student Kat Martin's original script, Status Update. Developed from months of research on the increasing dominance of social media and technology in our world, Martin's insightful script exposes the unintended consequences of the “on-call” lifestyle. Will our increasing dependence on technology make us eternal or control us?

Show dates: February 27 - March 2

Venue: Lab Theatre

 

About The Taming of the Shrew
This trimmed up, modern rendition of Shakespeare’s controversial comedy explores how far people will go to get what they want in the game of love. Lucentio desires to win the heart of the fair Bianca, but society dictates that she can’t be married until her “shrewish” older sister, Katherina, finds a husband. Enter gold-digging scoundrel Petruchio, who will marry the first wealthy woman he can, and decides to take on Katherina as the ultimate romantic challenge. What transpires is an all-out battle of wits, as opposing forces try to tame each other in an ever more outrageous quest for wedded bliss!

Show dates: April 24-27

Venue: Lab Theatre


 

General Information About Auditions at Theatre South Carolina

Anyone may audition, and every interested person is encouraged to audition. Theatre South Carolina casts a number of non-students every year, if not in every show. Production is an extension of teaching, so students' needs are one factor considered in casting, but not the only factor.

TSC tries to audition all shows for a semester at one time. The directors for each show together with the Artistic Director and the acting faculty decide on casting. Occasionally some parts will be cast before auditions; this is always true in the case of guest actors.

TSC embraces non-traditional casting. The use of ethnic minority actors, female actors, and physically-challenged actors is encouraged where these elements are not essential to the story of the play.

Actors should sign up for audition times before the audition nights in the Department office, 4th floor of Longstreet Theatre. Some scripts will be available for checkout in the Department office before auditions.

Auditions are usually held in the acting studios on the first floor of Booker T. Washington Auditorium, entered from Wheat Street between Pickens and Bull Streets.

Generally, actors are expected to present a short monologue at the first auditions. For the exact nature of the monologue, see the posting for a specific show in the Department office. Sides are provided to be read at call-backs. Call-backs are posted in the Department office. Casting will also be posted in the Department office.

Good Luck!