Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Auditions: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

With Easter just behind us, and Mother's Day next on the main holiday list, I have been very surprised by how many people choose to shoot and rehearse on holidays, especially those centered around family. With a local professional theater company doing a 12 hour tech on Easter, many short films shooting late night scenes on the evening and into the night on Easter, numerous auditions on Easter, and a number of various auditions and film shoots on Mother's Day, I couldn't believe I would be forced to choose between spending time with family and working on a very widely celebrated holiday.

We recently discussed the struggle actors and those involved in the film and theater industry face when working to balance family and a social life with work. This is something I struggled with again as I turned down auditions and paid film opportunities to choose spending this holiday with family instead of on a film set. Would filmmakers shoot on Christmas Day? Maybe...but would you leave your kids and family to shoot for a non paying role in a short film? How about for a paying role?

What are your thoughts on working on holidays? Is this just something that comes with the territory, and did you shoot on Easter, or plan to do so on Mother's day?

Let's open the discussion and chat about your thoughts on working on holidays celebrated by the majority of people throughout the year. Would you choose to work, and what are some reasons you would choose to do so?

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Auditions for the Play, "Is He Dead?"


“IS HE DEAD?” by Mark Twain - Directed by Paul Roder

Audition Dates:
Sat., May 14, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Beaverton COMMUNITY Center, 12350 SW 5th St.
Sun., May 15, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Beaverton RESOURCE Center, 12500 SW Allen Blvd.
Rehearsals: will begin around May 17th, and will depend on cast members’ schedules. Some combination of weeknights and weekend afternoons is typical. Not everyone will be required at all rehearsals or times until closer to opening.
Performances: July 16th – Aug. 3rd. NOTE: First performance at Schiffler Park in Beaverton, run continues at Beaverton Library Auditorium, and will end at Camille Park in Beaverton on Wed., Aug. 3.
Cold readings from script only, (no monologues, please). Resume preferred, but not essential. Some form of photo required.

The play is a comedy set in Paris in 1846, and is based on a real person. French accents are not required, but if you have one, please bring it! “Dutchy” must have a German accent. O’Shaughnessy must have an Irish accent.
Roles: 4 women, 7-9 men, (some doubling possible)


Men: JEAN-FRANCOIS MILLET, (Mee-yay), a struggling young painter
BASTIEN ANDRE, picture-dealer and usurer, 40’s or older
AGAMEMNON BUCKNER (known as “CHICAGO”), young artist
HANS VON BISMARCK (known as “DUTCHY”), a pupil of Millet
PHELIM O’SHAUGHNESSY, a pupil of Millet
PAPA LEROUX, father of Marie, Millet’s sweetheart
BASIL THORPE, a rich English merchant, 30’s or older
CLAUDE RIVIERE, a French reporter from “Le Figaro”, (newspaper)
CHARLIE, a man-servant, 25 or older
THE KING OF FRANCE, 30’s or older

Women: MARIE LEROUX, sweetheart of MILLET, 20’s
CECILE LEROUX, sister to MARIE, sweetheart of “CHICAGO”, 20’s
WIDOW DAISY TILLOU (Tee-you), played by the actor playing MILLET
MADAME BATHILDE, friend of Millet and Marie, 40’s or older
MADAME CARON, friend of Millet and Marie, 40’s or older

Reply to: Paul Roder, 503/372-9506, stephenhero_98@yahoo.com

Source: Private Submission


HOST needed for Music Show (Vancouver/Portland)

Local group of filmmakers/videographers starting up a new Music Show called "NW Talent Spotlight" to showcase local talent. We have talented crew involved and bands already setup to perform all we're missing is someone to Host. That's where you come in.
We are looking for an attractive 20-35 year old woman and/or man preferably with a background in music/communications. We need someone that likes to be in front of the camera and is willing to introduce and interview musicians and bands during the program. Must have outgoing personality.
We are just getting started and have no budget. Once we have some shows produced we'll be seeking sponsors so that everyone can get paid. The show will be broadcast on Local Television and will have a Youtube Channel to start. This will be a good opportunity for you to get good exposure and it could lead to a steady gig with pay.
Show films every Monday night at the Atrium Lounge in Downtown Vancouver from 7-10. Please don't respond unless you are serious about getting involved and have the time to offer. We are planning on shooting about 12 episodes over the course of the next few months.
Please respond with resume and any online reels that showcase your skills in front of the camera. We will be holding auditions in the next week or two.

Check out our Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=hp#!/NWTalentSpotlight

Reply to: gigs-ktkbp-2345830094@craigslist.org

Source: Craigslist


Auditions for Imago Theatre

Imago Theatre is auditioning non-equity male actors from 55 to 70 of age for a production to open in Spring of 2012.

Caucasians, African-Americans, Asian-Americans and men of all ethnic decent between the age of 55 and 70 are being seen by appointment.

No prepared audition material is required.

This is an original comedic tragedy based on influences from Japanese performance forms and western experimental theater.

Compensation is yet to be determined. Actual rehearsal and performance date are to be determined.

Questions? email to Jerry at below address.

Reply to: To audition send a short description of your performance history (or resume) to jerry@imagotheatre.com. Include in the subject field: "Audition" and if available send a photo or headshot.

Source: PDX Backstage


Extras Needed (Beaverton)

We are filming a web video for a dental office in Beaverton and need extras to play patients, a hygienist, and a receptionist. Age range for all roles from 20's to late 40's.

Filming this Thursday, late afternoon, for a couple hours. There is pay.

Please contact for more information. Send headshot or current photos. Nice smiles/straight teeth, please!

Compensation: Yes- there is pay.

Reply to: gigs-hvb5p-2345783934@craigslist.org

Source: Craigslist


Independent Film Casting

Valiant Studios is casting Nerulia, an independent film. Leonel Ortega-Valdez, dir.; Dominic Delaveux, cinematographer. Casting in Salem, OR; rehearses Spring 2011; Shooting Summer 2011, location TBD.

Seeking—Princess Nalani Gallium: teens- to early 20s, 5'-5' 4", dark hair (preferably black), blue eyes (or colored contacts which will be provided), athletic and slender, Princess of the Kingdom Nerune, role will require some sensual scenes LEAD; The Unnamed Soldier: 5'6"-6', athletic, slender, a commander, wears armor and black clothing/boots. Note: Project consists of travel through forested and lake areas.

Auditions will be held by appt. only, at 4121 Satter Dr., NE Salem, OR. Auditioning location is subject to change. Monologues will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, or provide them in advance via email to shadowxone@live.com.

Pay, plus meals provided.

Reply to: To schedule an audition appt, call (541) 974-7137 or email shadowxone@live.com.

Source: Private Submission


Actresses / models needed for CGI / live action short film $75 day (Portland, Oregon)

Local production company is looking to hire a young actress / model for the lead, non-speaking role in a CGI / live action short film.

Our second round of auditions are to be held this coming Saturday - April 30th, downtown Portland, from Noon to 2pm.

The story is entitled, "Both Bitter and Sweet Was Persephone Inside Most Incomplete." It's a tale about a young girl made of chocolate who yearns to escape the candy store where she is imprisoned.

The shoot will take place over a weekend, near the end of May, and will be comprised of 2 days of work. We will be paying $75/ day for the shoot days ($150), although we may need additional, non-paying time, for make-up tests and test-shoots.

There will be no dialogue, as the short film shall be fully narrated.

We are looking for a young girl with an innocent, pretty, and unique face... tall, lean, and graceful, between the ages of 18-25. Hair color is of no consequence. Our target audience is young adults / teenagers... so please don't apply if you do not represent or look the age. Any ethnicity can apply for this role. Modeling / acting experience is a plus.

Please note: There will be full make-up... as we must change the actress / model's skin into a chocolate texture... but only the face, arms, neck and legs. Our SFX artist will be using a synthetic make-up which is non-abrasive, does not dry the skin and does not cause any allergic reactions. We will also be filming on stage with a full greenscreen backdrop as the environment created takes place in a dream-like world.

Please respond to email with resume / photos to receive location information, script and sides.

Compensation: $75/day for two days

Reply to: gigs-efmcx-2346041959@craigslist.org

Source: Craigslist