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Charleston Stage Seasonal Auditions
(For Roles In Charleston Stage’s 2020-21 Season Beginning In August 2020)


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!

Seasonal Auditions for our 2020-21 season that were originally scheduled for April 19th have been postponed due to the current health emergency. Please check back soon as we navigate during this time and look for a new audition date. All actors who originally registered for an audition slot will be contacted with updated information once we lock down a new date. Thank you!







Performance Troupe

Performance Troupe is for the most dedicated and experienced students and meets year round. (Students are accepted by audition only. Auditions for the 2019/20 Season were held in April 2019). Students meet weekly to further develop their acting, movement, and singing skills. Students in PERFORMANCE TROUPE are also given the opportunity to audition for Charleston Stage’s MainStage and Family Series productions at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Tuition is $675. For more information, contact Jesse Siak, Associate Director of Education, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Grades 4-5: Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6pm  
Grades 6-7: Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 6pm 
Grades 8-9: Thursdays, 4:30pm - 6pm *Due to the large number of returning students, we will not be accepting any NEW students into Troupe Grades 8-9

Performance Troupe Tuition: $675


Performance Troupe Audition Requirements: 

+You must film an audition “package” of a monologue and a song. 

+30 second monologue. There are no specific requirements for the monologue other than it should be memorized with thought-out character choices, and should be performance ready. This monologue should be something you ENJOY! We will accept monologues from books, plays, magazines, stories, or even movies. The more you enjoy it, the more we will! 

+16 bar song cutting. You must film yourself singing with the provided accompaniment track (or with the practice track if that is easier for you). 

Click links below to access sheet music and piano files via Dropbox and a reference recording on YouTube:

Troupe Audition Cutting #1 

Reference Recording: Cutting #1

If you have questions about music, email Sam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

How to Submit Your Audition Video: 

Please email video submissions to Jesse Siak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on Thursday, April 30. 

Please title this email “Student Name, Student Grade, Troupe Audition Submission” with the appropriate student name and grade for the 2020/2021 School Year (next year, not current grade!) 

Example: Jesse Siak Fifth Grade Troupe Audition

These can be sent as an attachment or a Google Drive/Dropbox link. If you are having trouble uploading or sending, please let Jesse know!  

Those auditioning will receive an email with their audition results by Tuesday, May 5th at 5pm.

Accepted students will be notified about how to register and pay tuition fees at that point.

NOTE: there will be no late auditions accepted





Resident Acting Intern Program

***All Resident Acting Intern Positions for the 2021 Season Have Been Filled.***

For our Resident Acting Intern Program, we hire actors from UPTA (Unified Professional Theatre Auditions - which is held in February of every year.

Charleston Stage is South Carolina's largest professional (NON-EQUITY) theatre. Our Resident Acting Intern Program is an intensive 10 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 does not tour.

Contract Dates:
May 26, 2020 - May 4, 2021

• $230 weekly 
• Furnished apartment with utilities provided
• Private bedroom and bathroom
• 10 days paid Christmas vacation
• $500 completion of contract bonus

Primary Responsibility:
• Acting - Resident actors are typically cast in 7 of the 9 shows within a season.

Secondary Responsibility:
• Teaching weekly acting classes for students in our Theatre School grades K - 8.
• In school workshops/residency using theatre to teach academic topics. No touring shows.

Additional Duties Include:
• May include strikes and load-ins

The Following Make You a Good Candidate:

• MUST have atleast an undergraduate degree in theatre or musical theatre
• Strong vocal and dance training
• Teaching experience, respect, and appreciation for children and the willingness to be guided in teaching them theatre
• Strong work ethic
MUST have a working reliable car

For more information on Charleston Stage's Resident Acting Intern Program please contact Marybeth Clark, Associate Artistic Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 Season: 

A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline
Murder On the Orient Express
Kinky Boots
Bright Star

Family Series:
Charlotte’s Web


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