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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.

The Dining Room

Directed by Daniel Gainey

The Dining Room is a mosaic of interrelated scenes--some funny, some touching, some rueful--which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. 6 actors (3 male, 3 female) create 57 characters ranging from little boys to stern grandfathers, from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother's infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn't recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter caught in a failing marriage begs to return home, etc. In other words, it is an actor's playground.

Workshop Theatre will hold auditions for the upcoming production of The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney on Sunday, August 24 and Monday, August 25 at 7 PM. Auditions will be at College Place United Methodist Church (4801 Colonial Drive, Columbia SC 29203.) The production will be directed by Daniel Gainey. The audition will consist of group cold readings from the text and improvisational character building exercises. The readings will be available on the Workshop Theatre website. Actors should be 18 and older.

The show will run November 6-9 2014 at the 701 Whaley Market Place, and rehearsals will begin in September. Actors are asked to bring their list of conflicts to the audition to facilitate creating a rehearsal schedule.

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