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AUDITION FOR CSP

All roles at CSP are open to anyone in the community! No experience is necessary to audition.

 

Here are a few tips to help you understand our audition process: Auditions are held over two nights. The second night is normally used for call-backs, although you may choose either night to audition.

 

Auditions for CSP main stage shows are held at our rehearsal space: CSP Workshop, 1013 Charles Street, Beaufort.  There’s no need to make an appointment. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early and we’ll get you signed in when you arrive!

 

We list approximate age ranges of the characters – but it’s always a good idea to arrive prepared by reading the script, so you can get a feel for the characters.

Please arrive prepared with a bio/headshot if available.

​For non-musical auditions, the director may request that you arrive with a prepared 2 minute monologue. Otherwise, all audition material is provided and will be available at the auditions. Generally, you will be asked to read pages from the script in front of the director, the stage manager, and/or other auditionees.

For musical auditions, please prepare 16 bars of music and bring your sheet music to the audition in the key in which you will be singing. We will provide an accompanist. No one may sing along to a CD or other recording.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT CSP AUDITIONS

 

Welcome! Auditioning for a show is an act of courage! We’re so excited that you’re thinking about auditioning at Coastal Stage Productions.

 

Here's a brief description of our process:

 

Upon arrival, auditionees will be given an audition information sheet to fill out. It will be given to the director before your audition. If you have a resume or headshot (not necessary), we will attach it to the audition sheet.

 

Once you fill out the audition sheet and bring it back to the audition coordinator, your name and desired role will be recorded.

 

We will then take your picture so the director can refer to these when selecting parts.

 

All of the sides (short selections from the script that actors perform in an audition) are laid out for your use. They are separated by the names of the characters in the show. Feel free to audition for several characters! Please return the sides after your audition.

 

Please wait in the lobby until your name is called. If you leave and your name is called, you will be put at the end of the list.

 

Auditions are held in the blackbox area. As you enter the theatre, you will be asked to go up on stage. The only people in the theatre are the director, the stage manager, a music director and piano accompanist (if you’re auditioning for a musical), and a reader, who reads the other character’s lines in the scene.

 

Callbacks are the following evening. If you aren’t called back, don’t worry! Not everyone selected for a role will be asked to come back. Callback requests are made by the director.

 

All casting decisions will be posted within 48 hours, here on our CSP Facebook page.

 

If you have any questions, please call us at 843-717-2175.

All volunteers are required to sign a Code of Conduct Agreement & Media Release form.

SCHEDULED AUDITIONS

Always a Bridesmaid: Jan 27 & 28

7-9 pm : 1013 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC

Performance Dates - Mar 20 - Mar 29

Director Seeks - 6 Women

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Performances: 03/20, 03/21, 03/22, 03/27 03/28, 03/29 at Coastal Stage @ AMVETS Banquet Hall, 1831 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal, SC.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

​○ Kari Ames-Bissette -  LATE 20’s - a kind-hearted, spirited Southern charmer


 Libby Ruth Ames - LATE 40’s - hopeless romantic, sweet country woman, plain-spoken & guileless


 Sedalia Ellicott - 60s - a gregarious, energetic Virginia hostess & life-force


○ Monette Gentry - LATE 40s - kinda flashy, kinda trashy, Southern-to-the-bone flirt


○ Charlie Collins -  LATE 40s -  tree-hugging, Birkenstock wearing, acerbic Southern free spirit


○ Deedra Wingate - LATE 40s - headstrong with a dry wit, no-nonsense Northern transplant

 

Must be able to portray suggested ages.

 

All ages and ethnicities are up for consideration.  Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue and be prepared to read sides.

The director may request that you attend Monday & Tuesday auditions.

CSP STANDARD REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

CSP values your VOLUNTEER time.

Rehearsals are held in Beaufort.

 

Typically, rehearsals are held Mon-Thurs from 7-9pm. Each director determines their own rehearsal schedule based on casting, with allowance for holidays and possible actor scheduling conflicts.

Actor scheduling conflicts during tech week or performance dates cannot be allowed.

 

OTHER UPCOMING AUDITIONS - SEASON 2020

Crimes of the Heart -TBD

Performance Dates - May 15-24

Company Seeks -Four women between the ages of 18 and 50 and Two men ages 25-40.