Monday, May 16, 2011

Auditions: Monday, May 16, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Monday, May 16, 2011.

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.

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Choreography Project - Harder Better Faster (PSU Stott Center)

Tomorrow (Tuesday May 17th) at Portland State University Stott Center Room 207 5PM - 7PM

There will be an open reherarsal for a Student Choreography Project - to the Daft Punk song - Harder Better Faster.

Please email to RSVP, or you can just show up and drop in, but be there before 5:15pm.

Project Details: We are looking for performers of all dance styles and experience.

The goal is to have fun and come up with an eclectic collaborative routine to be performed on stage at PSU's Lincoln Hall JUNE 7TH AND 8TH AT 7:30PM.

Each performer will come up with at least one 4 count each.

Example: performer A; 1.creep walk 2. creep walk 3. turn 4. jump... performer B: 1.turn 2.plie 3. pirouette 4. grapevine left ... and so on...

We will build the routine as we go.

Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays, Fridays, Mondays 5pm to 7pm and Saturday May 28th & June 4th 5pm to 7pm. There will be a tech rehearsal on Monday June 6th and early Tuesday the 7th.

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Two Part-time qualified piano teachers wanted (South East Powell)

2 Part-time qualified piano teachers wanted

We are looking for two part-time fully qualified piano teaches for our Premier Learning Center in Portland. We offer both group and private lessons for ages 9-99 and Summer Camps starting at 5-8.

The ideal candidate will be qualified, friendly, open, fun, down to earth, no ego, 100% open to learning to teach our program and our Recreational Music Making methods, willing to be trained by current teachers and the writer of the program and has a flexible schedule. Most important, the candidate should understand that the student comes first at all times with our company. We thrive on providing them the best experience on their journey to playing piano rather than pushing them to perform. You must also not currently be teaching at any studio nor privately. (In other words, you must not be promoting yourself providing any type of Piano lessons)

The winning candidate would report directly to our lead teacher who would be responsible for your scheduling, training and obtaining your payroll reports.

Please visit our website on and you will learn all about what we offer.

No other information will be shared via phone or email.

Good luck to all.

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Seeking Children Age 5 and Under for Short Film (SE Portland)

MEN WHO DON'T WORK is a short film shooting in SE Portland 5/25 - 6/01. It is based on a short story by Raymond Carver, and the project was recently featured in Willamette Week and The Oregonian.

The production is seeking two children age 5 or under to play small non-speaking roles in the film. Dark hair is a must. Dark, curly hair is a plus!

No more than two partial days of shooting would be required, and parent presence/participation is encouraged. The shoot itself is very simple, safe, and lowkey; all one location, a house in SE Portland.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you!

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