Saturday, May 21, 2011

Auditions: Saturday, May 21, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Saturday, May 21, 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.



Auditions: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Christian Community Theater (a division of Christian Youth Theater – Vancouver/Portland) is holding auditions for its first summer show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by J. Scott Lapp ( Auditions will be held in Vancouver from 5 – 9 p.m. on Monday June 6, Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8. Auditions are open to those 8 years through adult. Performances will be Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, August 5 – 14 at the Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School. Rehearsals will be held in Vancouver on Thursday evenings from 6 – 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 – 2p.m. starting on June 16. All roles open (to see a full list, along with more information go to including a children’s chorus for kids ages 8 – 14. 
This is community theatre; there is no pay.

Reply to: To schedule an audition time, please send an email to Bethany Larson -

Source: PDX Backstage


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.

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Source: Craigslist


Grandma-type needed for short film SATURDAY evening (SE Portland)

Filmmaker looking for fun, open-minded female (that can pass for mid-60s or older), for about an hour Saturday evening to do one scene for a short film. The scene takes place in a cemetery. You must be a free spirit and okay with cussing! More details if you're still interested! Thanks!... P.S. this is a no-pay gig, but we'll have fun!

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Source: Craigslist


Female Singer Audition (Portland)

I am a songwriter/producer with major label credits. I recently moved to Portland and am looking
to develope an artist to gig locally and possibly shop around. I'm looking for a female bewtween 18-28
with a unique voice and something to prove. Must have recording experience and some performance experience.

If interested please submit a bio, headshot, and singing reel ( 1 or 2 mp3's) of work you have done.

Please do not respond to this posting unless you have singing examples to submit.

I will contact applicants to audition within 10 business days of receiving your info.

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Source: Craigslist


Casting Models for Vintage Fashion Website (Yamhill, OR)

We shoot this week and every week. Always accepting new models.
Must be willing to travel to wine country! Yamhill, Oregon 97148


*Professional attitude and behavior.

*Ability to do your own (minimal) hair and makeup when needed. I will hire a hair & makeup artist for editorial shoots.

*Females ages 16 to 35
*Minimum height of 5' 8" (sorry, no exceptions)
*Sizes~ 0 - 18

*Males ages 16 to 35
*Minimum height of 5' 11" (sorry, no exceptions)

Compensation for models is $10 hourly and the images of you in vintage clothing on disc for use in your portfolio or personal use. Plus, exposure on our website! You may also have the opportunity to participate in an editorial fashion shoot.

Please email with your interest and a photo or link to your facebook, myspace or model mayhem portfolio.

Thank you

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Source: Craigslist


Seeking South Asian female 18-25 for commercial (SE )

XDV (Xplicit Desi Vibes), a fresh South Asian/Urban Desi Music, Lifestyle and Fashion Magazine, Is preparing to film its initial promotional video. The video will feature the elements of the magazine presented in a seamless “one take” style :30 and :60 second spot. Highlighting the elements of XDV will feature a DJ, A live photo shoot and a crew of attendees at an exclusive lounge. The video will be shot on Sunday May 22st 2011. The digital magazine launches November 1st 2011.

Currently we are seeking a lead female non speaking role.
9am-4pm Sunday may 22nd
Pay is $100 for the day

Please send headshot and resume with any acting or modeling experience.

XDV Magazine

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Source: Craigslist