Shoestring Players to Hold Auditions for “Little Women”

October 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm

The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will hold auditions for Little Women at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6.

The time-honored classic “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott and adapted by Peter Clapham will be performed December 10-13.

Those interested in auditioning should familiarize themselves with the play and be prepared to read from the script. Scripts will be available at the USC Upstate Box Office.

The director for the show is USC Upstate senior Jordyn Chelf, a communication major with emphasis in theater and broadcast journalism. Chelf has been a part of the Shoestring Players since beginning college in 2011. She has studied abroad in London for five weeks and has twice performed with the Shoestring Players at the International Youth Festival in Kingston Upon Thames in the United Kingdom. She is the president of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society and is two-time nominee for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. Upon graduation in December, Chelf plans to work with the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville.

Chelf is originally from Minnesota, but moved around a lot as part of a military family. She is a 2011 graduate of Sumter High School.

For more information about “Little Women,” contact Chelf at; Lee Neibert at (864) 503-5987 or at; or Jimm Cox at (864) 503-5697 or at

About the Shoestring Players

Recognized both nationally and internationally, the Shoestring Players have produced theatrical performances on the USC Upstate campus for more than 40 years. The troupe was recognized by the Kennedy Center’s National Committee and Awards Panel with a 2015 Commendation for the Acting Company for ensemble performances of “Memigery,” and was named “Best in Fest” in July for their performances of “The Pursuit of U.S.” at the International Youth Festival in Kingston Upon Thames in the United Kingdom.