(For roles in Charleston Stage’s 2022-23 Season beginning in September 2022.)

Charleston Stage’s annual seasonal auditions are for members of the community interested in performing with Charleston Stage. Auditions are open to adults and high school students (rising Grades 9-12). While Charleston Stage has a Resident Professional Acting Company and employs guest actors, community actors make up a large portion of our acting company each season, playing leading, as well as, supporting roles. Charleston Stage has a colorblind casting policy. Roles in all productions are available to anyone regardless of race. Newcomers welcome!

Casting for our 2022-23 Season will be posted as needed. Please check back for future audition notices that may occur throughout the year. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to receive the latest casting notices.




Season 46 (2023-2024) Resident ActOR Auditions

Charleston Stage is South Carolina's largest professional non-union theatre. Our Resident Actor Program is an intensive 12-month program that allows its participants to combine multiple performance opportunities with a well-structured and practical teacher training program. Our company is in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre and presents a Main Stage series of six full productions as well as a Family Series of two to three productions each season.  In addition, our CityStage program and other educational outreach programs provide opportunities for artists to engage with the community through theatre performance and education.

Season 46 Shows (subject to change): 
The Lightening Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (musical)
The Prom (musical)
Clue: On Stage (non-musical)
A Christmas Carol (musical)
Chicken & Biscuits (non-musical)
Junie B., Toothless Wonder (non-musical)
The Trip to Bountiful (non-musical)
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (musical)

Contract Dates:
June 5, 2023 - June 4, 2024


  • Weekly salary (including housing allowance) $600
  • Furnished apartment with utilities provided (does not include internet)
  • Private bedroom and private bathroom; community pool and fitness center access
  • 10-day paid holiday vacation
  • Free gym membership at a local gym

Primary Responsibility:

  • Performing
  • Resident Actors are typically cast in 5 or more shows in addition to special events and performances throughout the year

Secondary Responsibility:

  • Team-teaching weekly acting classes for grades K-12 and in-school workshops and residencies in local schools

The Following Make You a Good Candidate:

  • MUST have at least an undergraduate degree in theatre or musical theatre
  • Strong vocal and dance training with a desire to continue to improve
  • Teaching experience, respect, and appreciation for children and the willingness to be guided in teaching them theatre
  • Strong work ethic and team-player attitude
  • MUST have a working, reliable car


There are two ways to apply for the Resident Actor Program:

  1. UPTA: If you are attending the United Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTA) in February, we’ll see you there!* We watch auditions on Friday-Sunday. If you have a Monday timeslot at UPTA, we won’t be in the room that day, but please utilize option 2 below.
    *If UPTA is virtual only or we decide we cannot go in person, we will still utilize their virtual options and will view submissions through their platform.
  1. Take advantage of our online submission option via Google Forms. You will need the following in order to submit:
    - One 90-second video package containing both a contemporary monologue and musical theatre song choice(s). Please make sure videos are high quality with clear audio and video, that your face is clearly visible and that you either clearly state your name or include as a banner at the beginning of your package. The singing portion of your package must be accompanied. Submissions without singing or with a cappella singing will not be considered. Please do not go over 90 seconds.  You will need to have the video linked from a YouTube, Vimeo, etc. account and permissions turned on to allow anyone with the link to view it.
    - A current headshot that can be linked from your website or a DropBox, Google Drive, etc. account.  Please avoid sending via email if possible.
    - An updated theatre resumé in PDF format that can be linked from your website or a DropBox, Google Drive, etc. account. Please avoid sending via email if possible.
    - You will also have the option to link to your reels, movement/dance examples and professional websites.
    Click the link below to submit:

Any questions regarding the Resident Acting program should be directed to Sam Henderson, Resident Music Director/Director of Music Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AUDITION MATERIALS TO THIS EMAIL.




are weekly classes for advanced students and admittance is by audition only. Auditions are held once a year. Students in Troupe train in acting and singing weekly with movement included as needed. They are the only students (younger than high school) permitted to audition for Charleston Stage professional productions.

Tuition $675 for Classes August 2022 - April 2023

Season 45 Troupe Casting is complete.  Information about auditioning for the Season 46 Performance Troupes will be available here in April 2023.