On April 14th Theatre Charleston will host its fourth annual Unified Auditions. Dozens of Charleston’s top theatre directors and producers to come together
to search for local talent.
“Over 70 plays and musicals will have been produced by the end of the current season, and we’re expecting even more to take place next year. The annual Unifieds provide a unique opportunity for Charleston’s large acting community and Theatre Charleston’s 12 Member Theatres to come together to see and be seen all in one afternoon,” says Executive Director, Emily Wilhoit.
Charleston’s talent pool has grown at a rapid pace over the last 5 years, and area directors have come to find the Unified Auditions vitally important. Theatres are introduced to actors they don’t know and are reminded of the excellent work being done by actors with whom they have not yet had an opportunity to work, assuring the best cast possible for each and every production.
The auditions will take place April 14, 2012 beginning at 1:00pm at The Footlight Players, 20 Queen St. Auditions will be run cattle-call style. Each actor will be given 90 seconds to use as they wish (typically a monologue or a monologue and song). An accompanist will be provided.
Audition slots are first-come/first serve and are open to Individual Members of Theatre Charleston only. The membership is only $25 and comes with a ton of benefits including discounts to member shows, participation in the actor database, invitations to Theatre Charleston Night events and more! Wilhoit points out that the Unified’s are general auditions and most theatres will not cast directly from the auditions, but will use them as a guide to set up their own call-backs. She stresses, however, that a large majority of directors and producers will be using the Unified Auditions as their only open call and will pull from these actors for their entire season. Actors of all types are encouraged to attend, from those just starting out in theatre to those highly experienced on the stage.
A special audition workshop/question & answer session will be held March
24th, 10:00am-11:00am at The Charleston Acting Studio on James Island.
Participating theatres include but are not limited to:
Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina, Art Forms and Theatre Concepts, Creative Spark Center for the Arts and SPROUTS Childrens Theatre, Deuce Theatre, The Flowertown Players, The Footlight Players, Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions, PURE Theatre, South of Broadway Theatre Company, Threshold Repertory Theatre, and The Village Playhouse!
Audition applications must be received by April 6th. A limited number of audition slots are available so reserve your space soon! For more information or to sign up visit www.theatrecharleston.com or call (843) 813-8578.