Saturday, May 14, 2011

Auditions: Saturday, May 14, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

Sorry for not posting sooner - blogger was down all day...again. Here are our auditions for the day, and let's get back to our topic of discussion that seems to be getting some good feedback from the chat box!

So, you have successfully marketed yourself online, and those auditions are starting to fly in. You arrive at the audition, confident, looking good, and prepared to present yourself and any prepared materials before the casting director. You proudly hand over your beautifully printed headshot with your neatly formatted resume on the back, giving a smile to those in the room. Then, you hear those terrifying words, "Wow, that's you??"

Maybe you waited too long to get new headshots. Maybe your makeup artist did your makeup differently than you normally wear it for auditions. Maybe your hair color or style has changed too much. I know someone who had a perm for a year, and then stopped wearing her hair curly, and her hair looked dramatically different when she wore it straight. I knew someone who wore her hair blonde, and then decided to go back to her natural dark brown, which dramatically changed her look. Use your best judgment. Whatever the case may be, your headshot must look enough like you in your current state, and must reflect the essence of your personality. As outlined in Lana Veenker's Tools 4 Actors newsletters, casting directors hate surprises. Not only will you waste a casting director's time, but you may anger agents and casting directors to the point where they will remember you from that experience and not call you in again. Many actors even have a variety of headshots to use for a variety of roles - theatrical, commercial, and film.

How do you determine whether you loo like your headshot? How do you know when it is time for new headshots? Do you use different headshots for different types of roles? Who took your headshots, and who would you recommend to others?

Let's open the discussion and chat about your thoughts with your headshots, which as an actor are your number one marketing tool before you step in the door for that audition.

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Seeking 4 actors for a paid table reading on Thursday, May 19, 6pm (PCC Cascade Campus)

[Please use the contact form link listed below instead of replying to this message email address.]

Seeking 4 actors for a paid table reading on Thursday, May 19, 6pm to 8:30pm

1. Andrew, male 40s to 50s, major support character (more information below)
2. Minor roles, female, any age, 5 characters (i.e., one person will read all minor female characters)
3. Minor roles, male, any age, 4 characters (i.e., one person will read all minor male characters)
4. Action lines, any gender, any age (i.e., reading many of the action lines in the script that occur before/after the dialogue).

Pay for each role is $25 and dinner is provided.

The complete screenplay will be provided in advance to actors chosen to participate.

Reading scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Portland Community College Cascade Campus, Albina and Killingsworth - MAHB Room 215

Please include in your message a link(s) to your headshot, resume, website and information about your acting experience.

Other information:

This is the first table reading of "Immortality Me", a feature-length screenplay written by Portland writer/filmmaker/instructor Greg Kerr.

"Immortality Me" is High Concept Science Fiction, Drama, Narrative Fiction (think "2001: A Space Odyssey" or the more recent "Moon"). The science fiction concepts include: genetic manipulation and cloning, human extinction, artificial intelligence, advanced computerized simulations and holograms, time travel, space travel, and alien life forms.

The reading will be
- done with professional actors from the Portland area (listed below).
- filmed (with primary attention to the lead actresses) and excerpts will be put on the website.
- viewed by Multimedia writing students from Portland Community College (about 25 students will be in attendance to critique the script, not the actors)

Major Roles:

Jan More read by Karla Mason
Mother / Rayfee read by Mariessa Portelance
Shawn read by Shawn Cates
Andrew read by TBD

About Jan and Andrew:

Jan More, Original/Clone (dual role)
Jan is a woman in her late 40s to early 50s. She has a Masters degree in Anthropology and has spent years working in corporate relations/corporate culture, then in data archiving for Internet start-ups. She now runs her own company, Immortality Me, the purpose of which is to permanently archive people's life stories. It's not just about genealogy. The information collected is then used to create realistic simulations of the individual's life for the benefit of their family, friends, and future generations. Jan and her team have created a powerful interactive and adaptive computer system known as HITH (Hyper-relational, Interpretive, Telematic Historia). HITH is a learning database.

Andrew is a man in his late 40s to early 50s. He is creative and home-centered, not work-centered -- his job is not described in the script, nor is work his primary motivation in life. Andrew, or Andy, or as Jan refers to him occasionally, "And", is Jan's ex-significant other. They still maintain a friendship, but their relationship has always taken a backseat to her professional interests and running her company. While he is still very much in love with Jan, she has kept him at a distance since their break-up.

This excerpt from the script provides a good deal of information about their relationship and his role in it:

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Contact Greg Kerr at this link for more information:

Source: Craigslist


AUDITION: Actress Wanted for Spring CoHo Production

deManiak Productions is seeking one actress (non-equity) for its spring, 2012 CoHo Theatre production of Hard Times, adapted from the Charles Dickens’ novel by Stephen Jeffries.

The actress cast will play several different parts in this unique four-person adaptation.

Auditions will be held at CoHo Theatre, 2257 Northwest Raleigh Street
Portland, OR 97210, on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, June 6th, 7th & 8th from 6– 9pm.

Auditions will consist of selected readings from the script. Proficiency in British dialects (upper and lower class) is highly desirable. Audition sides will be provided several days prior to auditions.

Hard Times will rehearse for approximately five weeks during April, 2012 and will open May 11 for a four-six week run. Pay will be approximately $750

To schedule an audition or request more information, please e-mail Tim Manion, production manager, at

Source: PDX Backstage


Seeking Actors for Culinary Commercial (Portland)

Actors needed for an upcoming commercial shoot on May 16th in the evening. Please note this will be a night shoot starting after 10:30 pm but should not last more than 3 hours.

Cooking skills and ability to use a chef's knife are a plus.

Please submit a headshot when replying to this ad. Thank you.

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Source: Craigslist


Extras for Culinary commercial (Downtown Portland)

Extras needed for an upcoming commercial shoot on Monday, May 16th, from 3p-6p, and Sat., May 21st, from 11a-1p.

Monday will be a restaurant & office scene, and Sat. will be a scene at a local Farmer's Market.

Please contact us if you are interested in either or both opportunities.

Thanks in advance

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Source: Craigslist


Voice Over artist needed for local ad campaign (Portland)

We're looking for a classic American male voice. The voice of a retired aviator.

The campaign will run on local radio and possibly TV.

Please send demos/examples of work.

Must be available early next week to record

Thank you

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Source: Craigslist


Masque Alfresco announces auditions for Moliere's The Miser

2011 Summer Park Tour - our 10th Anniversary Season!

By Appointment Only:

Auditions: May 22nd 6-9 pm & May 31st 7-10 pm at the Subud House in the Alameda District

Assigning one hour time slots to give ample time to read all of the roles. Cold readings - no need to prepare a monologue

Call or e-mail for an audition appointment if you are available; you will be sent a copy of the updated script

Roles need to cast: Male/ female servants - any age

Elise & Mariane - 20's, feisty ingenues

Performances: Friday, Saturday & Sunday July 22 - Aug. 28th.

All shows start at 6:30 pm & finish by 8:00 pm - it will run 1 1/2 hours this summer.

July 22-31st: George Rogers Park Memorial Garden, Lake Oswego (2 weekends)

Aug. 5-7: Tualatin Heritage Center

Aug. 12-14: Bagley Park, Hillsboro

Aug. 20-28: Beaverton Library Lawn (2 weekends) No Friday perfs while in Beaverton: August 19th & 26th.

Rehearsals start Father's Day evening June 19th with a 6 pm potluck, costume try-on & readthrough at our costumer's house in Beaverton.

Rehearsals Sunday - Thursday night 7-10 pm and Saturdays 10 am - 1 pm June 19 - July 21.

The majority of rehearsals are at George Rogers Park Memorial Garden, with plenty of shade, covered areas in case of light rain, convenient parking & bathrooms.

Compensation: $300 guarantee plus an equal share of audience donations - we pass the hat at the end of each performance. Not a bad way to spend the summer.

Fayra Teeters

Artistic Director, Masque Alfresco

Reply to: or 503-422-0195

PDX Backstage


Miracle Theatre Group 28th Season Auditions

Calling all actors!

Miracle Theatre Group will be holding its general auditions on Saturday May 28th!

Our 2011-2012 promises to be fun, featuring new works and contemporary plays that will provide tremendous creative opportunities for local performers. Bilingual and Spanish-speaking actors are encouraged but Spanish-speaking is not required to audition! Actors who sing, play music, and/or dance are also highly encouraged to attend! Please see descriptions of the season’s offerings below.

Saturday, May 28th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

El Centro Milagro, 525 S.E. Stark St., Portland

Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition, and present two contrasting monologues not to exceed four minutes in total. Thank you!

Below is the announcement in Spanish, please help spread the word!

¡Llamando a todos los actores y actrices!

El Grupo Teatro Milagro estará realizando sus audiciones generales en pocas semanas. Nuestra temporada del 2011-2012 será muy divertida, obras originales generadas por la compañía. Los actores y actrices de todas las edades e inclinaciones son bienvenidos/ as a las audiciones. Los actores y actrices de habla hispana están especialmente invitados/as ya que en el Milagro se presentarán obras en español y bilingües durante toda la temporada. Cantantes, bailarines y músicos también son muy invitados. Información sobre las obras de la temporada se pueden leer abajo.

Sábado, 28 de mayo, de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m.

El Centro Milagro, 525 S.E. Stark St., Portland

Por favor llame al 503-236-7253 o vía e-mail olga@milagro. org para hacer una cita para su audición o para más información.

Por favor traiga una fotografía y su currículo a la audición, y presente dos monólogos diferentes que no excedan los 4 minutos en total.

¡Esta información se puede compartir!

Miracle Theatre Group, the Northwest’s premier Latino arts and culture organization, announces its 2011-2012 season featuring an exciting line-up of five productions, including the world premieres of three original, company-created works. Miracle Theatre Group’s 2011-2012 season includes:


Created by Martín Milagro

October 21 to November 13, 2011

An original, bilingual celebration of the Day of the Dead

Every year, the dead are commemorated in Portland’s longest-running Día de los Muertos celebration. In the

early 20th century, when the people of Mexico joined forces to demand reform, Las Adelitas were women who placed themselves in the line of fire in support of the Mexican revolutionaries. Celebrated in music and dance with corridos and baile folklórico, we honor those who fought bravely for liberation.


Creada por Martín Milagro

del 21 de octubre al 13 de noviembre de 2011

Una celebración original y bilingüe del Día de los muertos

Cada año, los muertos son conmemorados en la celebración del Día de los Muertos más antigua de Portland. A principios del siglo XX, cuando los mexicanos unieron sus fuerzas exigiendo la reforma, Las Adelitas fueron mujeres que pusieron sus vidas en la línea de fuego para apoyar a los revolucionarios compatriotas. Celebramos a esas heroínas, honrándolas con música, corridos y bailes folklóricos, por haber luchado valientemente por la libertad.


Written by José Rivera (Oscar-nominated author of the screenplay adaptation of The Motorcycle Diaries)

February 10 to March 3, 2012

Passion and humor collide amid the warm, sunny breezes of 1950s Puerto Rico when Eusebio sweeps Flora off her feet and off to America — away from her family and her familiar life. Nearly 40 years later, an angel visits Eusebio with a mysterious message that stirs up old secrets and causes Flora to question the life she has tirelessly built in a foreign land. “Deeply affecting! Beautiful! A play that celebrates love.” —The Boston Globe


Escrita por José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries)

del 10 de febrero al 3 de marzo de 2012

La pasión y el humor chocan entre las cálidas brisas soleadas del Puerto Rico de los años cincuenta, cuando Eusebio enamora a Flora y se la lleva a América — lejos de su familia y sus costumbres. Casi 40 años después, un ángel visita a Eusebio con un mensaje misterioso que revuelve viejos secretos y hace que Flora cuestione la vida que incansablemente ha construido en tierra extraña. “¡Profundamente conmovedora! ¡Hermosa! Una obra que celebra el amor.” —The Boston Globe


An original play created by Teatro Español

March 23 to April 14, 2012

In Spanish with easy-to-follow English supertitles

Imagine the impossible, the magnificent, the terrifying ... Like a garden of dreams, folktales are filled with legendary creatures who lead us down the paths of discovery. For some, it’s about love; for others, it’s about knowledge. For young Cristina, it’s about listening to her heart and finding her voice.


Una obra original creada por Teatro Español

del 23 de marzo al 14 de abril de 2012

Presentada en español con supertítulos en inglés

Imagínese lo imposible, lo magnífico, lo aterrador ... Como un jardín de sueños, los cuentos populares están llenos de criaturas legendarias, que nos dirigen por los senderos del descubrimiento. Para algunos, se trata del amor; para otros, de la sabiduría. Para la joven Cristina, de escuchar su corazón y encontrar su voz.


Written by Luis Alfaro

May 4 to 26, 2012

A story that “crackles with electricity” —Washington Examiner

With Chicano swagger and sly sense of humor, Luis Alfaro transports Sophocles’ tragedy to the mean streets of East L.A. Here Oedipus does hard time for ripping off a Costco, Jocasta splashes on the Jean Naté while glued to “All My Children” and the oracle takes cash only. But the word on the street is not good and the passion Oedipus has for one woman will violate our most sacred law.


Escrita por Luis Alfaro

Del 4 al 26 de mayo de 2012

Una historia que “crepita con electricidad”—Washington Examiner

Como clásico bravucón de barrio y con un humor sagaz, Luis Alfaro transporta la tragedia de Sófocles a las duras calles del Este de Los Ángeles. Aquí, a Edipo lo encarcelan por robar en una tienda Costco, Jocasta se perfuma con su Jean Naté mientras está pegada a la telenovela “All My Children” y el oráculo sólo acepta dinero. Pero lo que se oye en las calles no es bueno y la pasión de Edipo por una mujer violará la más sagrada ley natural.

Estela Robinson

Production Associate

Miracle Theatre Group

Miracle Mainstage
425 SE 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 236.7253 x114
Fax: (503) 236.4174

Reply to: Please call 503-236-7253 or email olga@milagro. org to reserve your audition appointment, or if you have any questions.

Source: PDX Backstage