Saturday, May 7, 2011

Auditions: Saturday, May 07, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Saturday, May 07, 2011.

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There are other free actor resources out there, including
Actor Access, Actor Hub, Model Mayhem, and the amazing resource mentioned by our visitors, Now Casting, but which are more beneficial to use, and at what stage is it necessary to pay for these resources to move your career forward? What are the online marketing tools you take advantage of, and are the free resources enough for your acting needs?

Let's open the discussion and chat about your thoughts.

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Casting Call for National Commercial - May 9th (Portland)

Casting call on Monday, May 9th from 10am-1pm for a commercial that will potentially be aired as a national spot. Auditions will be held at The Art Institute of Portland.

There are many roles to fill, including extras, We are seeking all types of actors and actresses, ages 18-65.

Please reply to this ad with a headshot and resume and what time works best for you on Monday and we will get you scheduled.

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Casting for Movie (Portland)

We are shooting a little no budget movie starting next week and running through the end of the month. The primary roles have been cast, now we're looking to fill in the rest. Please reply with "CASTING" in the headline along with the role you're interested in. Send along a headshot and resume as well as an outline of your schedule through the 1st week of June. Most roles will require no more than 4 hours on set. We will also need a handful of extras for a few scenes.

JOB INTERVIEWER: Female. 30-50. Professionally polite but dry and uninterested.
COURT ORDERED THERAPIST: Male. 50-60. Empathetic but authoritative.
CO-WORKER: Male. 25-40. Gruff jock type.
BARTENDER: Male. 40-50. Friendly to friends, intimidating to everyone else.
LAB WORKER: Male. Any age.

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AUDITIONS: 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 the last week of July – 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. Please email with any questions.

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


Casting: Asian/American Martial Artist

Y'all -

Steve Alexander here, Casting Coord. for Revolution Films Group. (But yes, the same stevea that you already know.)

We are quickly seeking the following actor, SAG preferred. Position paid.

ASIAN or ASIAN/AMERICAN, 32. Must have strong combat skills, Martial Arts preferred. Athletic physique. Security Guard at the warehouse. Tough, hostile, unfriendly - Not the kind of guy you want to cross.

If you or someone you know might fit the bill, please contact me off-group. I can follow up with details on schedule, pay, etc.

We're shooting quite soon, so gimme a holler!

Yours in peace -

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PDX Backstage