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Find details about upcoming auditions and callbacks for our theatre productions. Any USC student may audition, regardless of major.

Auditions for the following productions:

Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Adapted for the stage by John Olive
From the novels by Louis Sachar
Performance Dates: October 6-14, 2023

10-Minute Play Festival
Short Plays by Various Authors
Directed by Theatre Performance Faculty
Performance Dates: November 3-6, 2023
The Legend of Georgia McBride
By Matthew Lopez
Performance Dates: November 10-17, 2023

will be held
Saturday, August 26

with call backs August 27.


Auditions will be held in the Booker T. Washington Building, Rm. 102.

Audition Requirements

Please prepare one 1-2 minute contemporary monologue.

How to Sign Up to Audition

1. Choose an Audition Time via the SignUp Genius website.
3. Send an acting resume and headshot to:
If you do not have a headshot, a recent photo will be fine to submit. 
If you don't have a Resume, do an online search for "Actor Resume Template" for ideas


Contact Lisa Gavaletz

About the Shows

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

October 6-14, 2023
Drayton Hall Theatre
This is a production for young audiences.

Adapted for the stage by John Olive
From the novels by Louis Sachar
(10 or more actors)

Things are always a bit wonky at the 30-story Wayside Elementary – the building’s only one classroom wide, for starters, and its 19th floor has mysteriously ceased to exist. It’s in mean Mrs. Gorf’s top-floor class, however, where things have gone completely sideways. Known for punishing students by magically turning them into apples, she finds herself the victim of her own spell and soon becomes lunch for a hungry, passing teacher! Based on Louis Sachar’s best-selling children’s books, Sideways Stories from Wayside School is a wild, wacky adventure full of fun and surprises, with some valuable lessons to share along the way.

10 Minute Play Festival

November 3-6, 2023
Lab Theatre
Directed by Theatre Performance Faculty

by the Company
Directed by Erica Tobolski (2 actors)

2 Actors play multiple characters in multiple stories based on the text from one Contentless Scene (also known as an A/B scene). The dialogue from these one-page scenes are open to interpretation and will be devised by the two actors in collaboration with the director. Since the text is repeated, the surprise comes from the versatility of the actor. There will be 4-5 finalized scenes in performance.

by John Bavoso
Directed by David Britt
(2 actors)

What happens when the people we create to hide our true selves get to live lives of their own? Tiffany is about to find out… but she’s gotta get through a very enthusiastic Orientation Coordinator first.

by Doug Wright
Directed by Patrick Kelly
(5 actors)

In LOT 13: THE BONE VIOLIN, a stunning young violin prodigy skyrockets to international prominence, only to meet a shocking and supernatural fate.


The Legend of Georgia McBride

November 10-17, 2023
By Matthew Lopez
Longstreet Theatre
(6 actors)

Life’s been “all shook up” for Casey, an aspiring Elvis impersonator struggling to make it in showbiz. He’s broke, facing eviction, and just found out his wife is pregnant. To make matters worse, he’s about to lose his only gig at a local dive bar to a much more successful drag act. The only way he can survive? Ditch “The King” and learn to embrace his inner Queen! Tony®-winning playwright Matthew Lopez’ hit Off-Broadway comedy is a glittering, music-filled story of identity and acceptance, described as “stitch-in-your-side funny” (The New York Times) and “a glorious tribute to the art of drag” (Variety

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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