Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Auditions: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Wednesday, April 27, 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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Source: PDX Backstage


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,

Source: Private Submission