Friday, May 20, 2011

Auditions: Friday, May 20, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Friday, May 20, 2011.

This week's topic of discussion is a very challenging one. It is not easy to be confident about yourself. We work hard and feel talented, but then don't book that job. We eat healthy and exercise, but walk on set and stand next to a muscle man or a size 2 model. Something can shake you that quickly.

The main thing we must remember is to stay grounded, and have that inner happiness. Thank you, Amy, for your support and encouragement to others in the chat box. Having a strong support system, and encouragement from those around you is so important, so I am happy that this blog is allowing people to get support from one another.

Now, back to the topic of the week. As many of us already know, this industry can be very competitive. While you may go into an audition and nail it, you may learn later that they were looking for an actor with blonde hair and blue eyes, as opposed to the gorgeous red hair and dark eyes you were born with.

There are things in this industry that are out of our control when it comes to casting. The things that are in our control are those we should be working on and bettering to ensure we can better our chances of getting cast. The obvious traits in our control are talent, and we have discussed the importance of continuing to take classes and train. The not-so-obvious things in our control focus in on looks.

Many will tell you that maintaining healthy eating habits and a healthy figure are part of the job. In a recent news article, a variety of celebrities were interviewed for tips and advice on how they maintain their killer bods, and it came down to two simple things: nutrition and exercise. Yes, they have money for a nutritionist and a personal trainer, but they also consistently eat the same number of calories everyday, and workout everyday. This helps them stay fit, helps them look healthy, and even helps them keep their skin looking nice and fresh.

There was recently a casting for hand models, and many of us may have looked down at our hands to find scratches, scars, and unkept nails. This is another thing in our control - making sure that from head to toe, we look good for the part we are auditioning for.

It sounds obvious, but in this industry, you are the product, so being the best you is vital.

Maybe it's not as important to maintain your looks, but keeping your mind at ease is sufficient in helping you live a healthy lifestyle, and stay calm and collected when you audition and book those parts.

What do you do to stay healthy, relaxed and at ease, and looking good? Do you whiten your teeth, work out regularly, meditate, do yoga, or even sleep with gloves on to protect your hands? This industry is full of secrets to keep you looking and feeling good, but sometimes it's just as simple as working out, eating right, and doing whatever you need to do to stay grounded and relaxed.

Share your success stories on how you stay on top of looking the best you can and as grounded as you can be.

As always, if you are a fan of the blog, please share this with actor friends. If you have any feedback for me on how to improve my blog, share this with me so that I may work on improving the blog.



Set Designer Sought for Fall Production

Public House Theatre Company seeks a creative, reliable set designer to join the production team for "To Kill a Mockingbird." This unique production will be directed by Ted deChatelet and will be brought to life at CoHo Theater in NW Portland. Meetings and rehearsals run through August, load in is on August 28, opening is September 9 and strike is October 2. The set designer will design, manage a budget, purchase or borrow materials, and construct a set (with the assistance of a crew). A stipend will be provided. This is a great way to find out more about "The Pub" and get to know our talented team! Questions may be directed to Jolin at 503-922-0532.

Jolin Milberg
Executive Director

Reply to: Interested parties should send a statement of interest, a resume and references to

Source: PDX Backstage


Reminder: AUDITIONS for "Three Murders And It's Only Monday" at Beaverton Civic Theatre

Beaverton Civic Theatre is holding auditions for its fall show, “Three Murders And It’s Only Monday”, by Pat Cook, directed by Ilana Watson. Auditions will be held at the Beaverton Community Center on Saturday, May 21 from 1:00 to 4:30 and Sunday, May 22 from 1:00 to 4:00.

Performances will be Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, September 23 – October 9. Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings beginning August 1 – you will have Labor Day weekend off – with the first read-through the second weekend in June.

“Three Murders And It’s Only Monday” is a murder mystery comedy in a sort of film noir setting. There are 14 roles for five men and four women. There will be some doubling up. Age ranges are flexible for most roles: two actors and two actresses must be able to play within five to ten years of each other but that range can be from the mid 30s to the late 50s.

Other roles are available for:

Actress: any age (at least mid 20s)
Actress: late 20s-late 30s
Actor: mid 40s-late 50s
Actor: late 30s-late 40s
Actor: late 40s-early 60s

This is community theatre; there is no pay.

Reply to: If you are interested in auditioning, please send an email to with your headshot and resume if you have one (helpful, but not necessary!), or a description of your theatrical experience.

Source: PDX Backstage


Models for Sports Company - Ages 8 to 12 (Portland, OR)

We are a professional marketing firm shooting for our long term
scooter and skateboard client. We are in need of young models, ages 8
to 12, both boys and girls, who can model our new outdoor scooter.
Models will be kicking around on our client's scooter for 4-5 hours.
Shoot is here in Portland, OR and this Monday, the 23rd, at 2pm. Shoot
will be outside, or inside in our studio, depending on weather.

This is a paid professional shoot. Payment is $25 per hour for each child.

If interested, please send us head shots and brief bio. We will only
speak directly to the parent or guardian. (Kids please have your
parents contact us first.)

Thank you for looking

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Source: Craigslist


Casting for Independent Film (Portland, OR)

COMPANY: Dying on the Vine Productions


LOGLINE: Underworldly Witches and Archangel Rodeo Clowns battle for a Matador's Soul in the American Desert.

- MALE (Late 30s/Early 40s): Latino. Graceful. Athletic. Tall with dark hair and features. Fit. Fluent in Spanish.
- FEMALE (Late 30s/Early 40s): Caucasian. Seasoned. Moderately fit to fit. Fiery.
- 2 FEMALES (20s - late 30s): Dark Features. Musically inclined preferred (Vocal and/or Instrument). Tattooed and/or Bad Ass!
- MALE (40s): Caucasian. Mustachioed or ability to grow hearty mustache. Weathered.
- MALE (60s-70s): Caucasian. Robust build AND Agile. Weathered.

Auditions will be held the weekend of May 28th-29th.

The film location is an undisclosed Eastern Oregon desert community. Principal Photography will commence August 13th -- 28th, 2011. The entirety of the cast will not be needed for the whole run of the shoot. Filming dates and times will vary based on the character. Transportation, lodging, and food will be provided.
If you are interested in being considered for a role please email dynvine|AT|gmail|DOT|com the following information:

1. Your name
2. Phone number so we can call to schedule an audition
3. Acting experience
4. Headshots (attachments, please. NO LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES.)

The subject heading of your e-mail should include ONLY the following:


Compensation: no pay

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Source: Craigslist


Male and Female needed for Short film (Art Institute of Portland)

Looking for a Strong Female lead and male talent to act in a short film.

Title of piece - "A Moment"

Female needed - Mid 20's to early 30's.
Male needed - Late 20's to late 30's

Brief - "A Moment" is about a moment in where a woman about to bring new life into this world is left alone, abandoned by an act of fate.

Open Casting at the Art Institute of Portland
Date - Thursday, May 26th from 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Before arrival please

-Email letter of intent(including arrival time)
-Head shots as attachments.
-Dates of availability for the week of Monday, 30th of May

The shoot will take place over two days and is unfortunately non paying.
However this will be a strong piece, very emotional piece to ad to resume.

Reply to: with the information outlined above

Source: Craigslist


Actors for SHARKS IN THE LAKE (Southern WA)

Seeking actors that would like an opportunity to gain more experience in features.

SHARKS IN THE LAKE, a thriller, creature feature starts principle photography May 26th and shoots for 2 weeks.

Casting for a few roles ages 18 - 40

Be sure to send a picture and resume - A website and some video of previous work preferred.

There is no pay - Copy when published.

Compensation: no pay

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Source: Craigslist


Thriller casting for Actresses: (WA)

Casting for a new Thriller that begins principal photography on March 26th, Looking for ages 19-35 Please send recent head shot and link to a reel of you if possible. Please respond A.S.A.P. Thanks' for looking and can't wait to hear from you.

P.S. This is a No-Pay Job but you will get a screen Credit along with a published copy of the film.

Compensation: no pay

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Source: Craigslist


new preschool needs extra curriculum teachers such as piano, violin... (NW Portland)

New preschool in NW Portland (Chinese immersion) will trial open in June and grand open this Sep. Hiring one lead teacher (fluent in Chinese and English)- full time, one violin teacher - part time, one piano teacher - part time. if you have other talent, such as WuShu, tennis, chess, drawing, etc. Please also contact me and forward your resume. ~ Lillian

Compensation: you can tell me your desired pay

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Source: Craigslist


Performers Needed

Have you signed up for a spot to perform?

Lunacy Stageworks presents The 2011 Annual Open Mic Night

All it takes is a stage and a microphone.
Just like that, for the next fifteen minutes
you're free.

So, what do you do?
Act. Sing. Dance. Juggle. Read a poem. Tell a story.

The point of Lunacy's Open Mic is to facilitate an intersection of talent where the undiscovered genius of the everyday artist can shine across from the skill of local professionals. Whether you're a seasoned patron of Open Mics or a first-timer, we want you to discover the creative life that brims from this city.
We want you to discover your own.

Interested in practicing your audition pieces? Come perform a monologue, and take the opportunity to showcase your talents to Lunacy Stageworks.

Got a short piece you want to perform before an audience?
This is your chance.

We're talking to you, too.

Not sure if being on stage is for you? Sit back and enjoy the show. And, don't worry: if genius strikes you suddenly, you can always add your name to the list during the evening.

Saturday, June 11 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Sellwood Masonic Lodge, 7126 SE Milwaukie Ave

$3 Suggested Donation

Whether you come in costume, or come as you are... just come.

To sign up for a spot to perform, feel free to reply to this ad!

For more information about Lunacy Stageworks, visit

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Source: PDX Backstage