In the Theatre Arts department, our faculty and students impart a sense of community in a supportive and creative environment. Care to join us? We’re always welcoming new members. Every student can audition for a play, assist in backstage roles, or promote our plays.
At the beginning of every term, we hold open casting calls for our productions. You might see one of our posters on campus or an email in your inbox detailing when our auditions will be held. We also post casting calls on our social media networks, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to follow us for the latest updates, and scroll down for current audition postings.
If you’re interested in auditioning for a play, there’s no need to sign up. Just come to one of our audition sessions – more information below.
Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to major in our department to get involved in our productions. We welcome the different perspectives that non-majors can bring into our productions and we encourage you to get involved. If you want to start acting, it’s as simple as coming to one of the announced audition times. If behind the scenes work is more your style, you’re welcome to take advantage of one of our backstage opportunities.
Actors can’t succeed without everyone who works on a production. Understanding every aspect of a production will make you more marketable in the theatrical world. We set you up for success after graduation by making sure each student is cross-trained in every aspect of theatre. Your passions may lie backstage, in marketing, as a stage manager, or as a designer. We offer shop assistant work-study positions for those who want to hone their technical skills in areas of carpentry, electrics, sound engineering, and costume technology. We give preference to our majors for these positions.
We have students all over the globe creating theatre and in non-theatrical professions. Our alumni have gone on to do great things, but they never forget where they got their big break. We can put you in touch with alums who can offer career advice or help you make connections.
You’ll find even more opportunities through our internship program. Our students have found internships across the country, including positions at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.and the Oxygen Network in New York.
Greenville has been hailed as the “City of the Arts” by Southern Living magazine. Naturally, we think they’re on to something. Our home city has a thriving arts community with many opportunities for young artists to participate and engage with professionals, strengthening career prospects. When you’re a student here, you can gain experience through a summer internship in one of Greenville’s local theatres. Theatres in our area include:
There is a lot for our majors and “friends of the theatre” to keep organized, and here we’ll help you do just that. Whether you are a major wanting to know what’s next, a non-major working on crew for one of our shows, or a student looking for your next opportunity, this is the material you will need to succeed.
Looking to be involved with the Fall 2019 shows? Whether you want to be in the show or work backstage, come to an audition session. Auditions are August 29 & 30 at 3:00 & 7:00 in the Main Stage of The Playhouse.
Want to know what's coming up next in The Playhouse?
Every theatre arts major needs a handbook, and there is also information on crew positions for our productions in this guide.
Need to find an important play to design for class? Looking for a monologue to do at an audition? Interested in Elizabethan drama? This is a list of plays that we think you should read by the time you graduate Furman.