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On this page you'll find all currently available information about auditions at Workshop Theatre. This information, which includes dates, times, locations, roles available and audition requirements, is typically available at least one month in advance of the audition itself. For information about the shows themselves, please visit our Season page.


Be a part of Workshop Theatre’s 50th season and come audition for our production of the Michele Lowe’s String of Pearls, directed by Zsuzsa Manna.

STRING OF PEARLS will run from May 11-20, 2018. Rehearsal will begin around April 1, 2018 (Rehearsals are normally Monday -Thursday from 7:00-10:00 and Sundays 6:00-9:30; this could change with schedules of the actors and director)

Auditions are Sunday, January 21st and Monday, January 22nd from 7:30 pm at Workshop Theatre School of Performing Arts (Located at 635 Elmwood Ave. Columbia, SC 29201)

Auditions will consist of cold readings from sides pulled from script.

Online before auditions (Workshoptheatre.com) or at the auditions, you will also have to fill out an audition form listing some of your previous theatre/arts experience as well as provide any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal period. You are more than welcome to bring a resume of your theatre experience. Headshots and resumes are welcome but not needed. You only need to come to one of the audition dates, unless called back by the director.


THE STORY: Michele Lowe's radiant play explores the possibilities that open up in the lives of an array of women as they come into contact with a certain strand of pearls. While the pearls are stolen, bought, bestowed, unstrung and nearly lost, an ensemble of actresses play 27 characters in this deeply moving drama that is as fresh as it is funny.

On the eve of her granddaughter Amy's wedding, Beth asks to see the pearls she gave Amy's mother long ago. When Amy cannot produce them, Beth determines to find the pearls. She takes us back to the time when she received them and then gave them to her daughter, who passed them on to her dearest friend Ela who lost them one Sunday morning. Spanning 35 years, the pearls touch the lives of mothers and daughters, sisters and friends, even husbands and wives as they weave a deeply affecting story of love and loss


CAST DESCRIPTION: This is an ensemble piece for 4-6 Actresses of any age and any ethnic background, who will play 27 roles ranging in age from 3 to “ancient”, with accents from Jewish to Midwestern, Arabic to New Jersey.

Other notes:

* Mature language and content.

* If you have questions, please email WorkshopTheatreofSC1@gmail.com

String of Pearls Audition Form

Please print your confirmation email and bring it to your audition. Run dates are February 16-25, 2018

Run dates are May 11-20, 2018. Please list any conflicts that you know of during the rehearsal or run of the show.
Note: Having a conflict does not necessarily exclude you from the show.

Please print your confirmation email and bring it to your audition.

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