Thursday, May 12, 2011

Auditions: Thursday, May 12, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Many auditions were added to the page later in the day yesterday, so I am posting those today to ensure nobody misses them.

Now, 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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Casting "Dinner Party" - a short film from Jackal Films (Portland)

Jackal Films, an award-winning film production company, is casting “Dinner Party”, a short comedy about 7 college friends who get together for a dinner party after years of separation, and due to the actions of one guest, things stop being polite and start getting very, very real.

Audition Date: 6/5/2011
Shoot Dates: 6/25-6/26/2011
Union Status: we will be shooting under the SAG New Media Agreement, both Union and non-Union actors are encouraged to submit


Mike: the party host along with his wife. Mid to late 30's, average build, ethnicity not specified. Mike is a good guy, loving husband, hard-worker.

Kathleen: Mike's wife, the perfect hostess. Mid to late 30's, genuine and nice, with a Martha Stewart edge - almost too good to be true.

Sarah: Kathleen's former college roommate. Petite and adorable in spite of having 4 kids under the age of 6. Mid to Late 30's.

Shane: Sarah's husband, an accountant, very serious and studious. Attractive, but in a goofy sort of way. Also mid to late 30's, thin build.

Ben: Mike's best buddy from college, they haven't seen each other for over 10 years. Ben is your typical guy's guy - into sports, fit and athletic, a little snarky and arrogant. Mid to late 30's.

Cassie: Ben's trophy wife, early 20's, thin build. Not much going on in that head of hers, smiles and tries to politely join the conversation, but doesn't have much to add.

Ed: The instigator. The jokester of the group. The eternal bachelor who refuses to settle down. Mid to late 30's, handsome, but not overly built, with a quirky edge to him.

We will be shooting under the SAG New Media agreement, both Union and non-Union talent are encouraged to apply. When the film is compiled into the feature-length project (see below), all performers will be paid under the SAG Ultra-Low Budget Agreement. Copy, credit and some damn good food are all guaranteed.

“Dinner Party” is the second installment in a 5-part series of revenge-themed short films by Jackal Films, an independent film production company owned by writer/director/producer Jacqueline Gault. Initially, the short films will be used for online distribution (hence the New Media Contract) and festival submissions. While each film has it’s own story arch and can stand alone as a single short, the long-term goal is to edit the 5 shorts into a feature-length film. The feature will follow five revenge stories that take place in a 12 hour period. While revenge is the theme that ties them all together, short #3, “Take the Groceries and Run”, will include cameos of characters from the 4 other shorts. The first short produced for this project was “Sack Lunch” ( starring Brynn Baron and Shelly Lipkin. Barely out of the gate, “Sack Lunch” won Best in Show at the first film festival it was submitted to. Currently being re-scored and preparing for a screening at Indent Studios on May 20th, “Sack Lunch” will be hitting the festival circuit aggressively in the coming months.

Reply to: Please send a headshot and resume to and note the role(s) in which you would like to be considered for.

Source: Craigslist


Local Crew needed for 12 episode 30 minute series filming in the Fall

30 minute television series is shooting in Portland, Oregon this Fall.
Seeking locally all positions Cast & Crew.
All positions are paid hourly based on experience.

Cinema Set Free is casting and crewing for the first season of a Television series to be produced and shot in Portland 2011-2012.

We are seeking experienced, passionate, local, Film/TV professionals interested in working on an original project that will build and support the local film community in Portland.
This project will receive massive promotion, distribution locally as well as internationally via the Internet.
Investment secured for production. And instead of flying in talent from LA or New York, we're hoping to find it here.

Positions Available:
Director of Photography
Digital Camera Operator
Production Designer
Art Director
Sound Recording
Sound Design/Mixing
Production Assistants/Drivers
Cooks and Caretakers
Graphic Designers
Party Throwers
Designers and Craftspeople of all types.

To Apply:
Email a brief paragraph explaining your experience so we can get a feel for what you can offer as a crew member.
Explain any projects you've been a part of in Portland in the past in lue of a resume if you do not have one.
We love film students and part-time schedules.
And to have a thriving film culture, all levels of experience are necessary.
Check out to learn more about our mission.

Thank you.

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Source: Craigslist


Actor audition (Much Ado about Nothing)

Portland Actors Ensemble is seeking a male actor (who can play mid-30’s or older) for the 2011 production of Much Ado about Nothing.

Audition date: Sunday, May 15

Audition time: 4pm (please bring a headshot and resume)

Rehearsal Dates: 4 week rehearsal in the month of July

Auditions Location: The Fine Arts Building, Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman St, Portland, OR 97211

Performance dates: Much Ado about Nothing
Weekend Afternoons, July 30-September 5

Performance locations: Various park locations

Director: Asae Dean

This is a paid position.

I’m sorry, but we have no letter of agreement with Equity at this time.

PAE has been producing Shakespeare-in-the-Parks productions in Portland for 42 years with the mission of providing financially accessible classical theater in a non-traditional environment. All shows are free and open to the public. Visit for more information about the company and past productions.

To sign up or for questions please contact:
Patrick J. Cox
Operations Director




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Source: PDX Backstage


Female extra needed (Portland, OR)

We're seeking a female extra (20-45 years of age) who is willing to be a topless corpse facing the dirt below. Side of breast would only be revealed while filming a POV shot walking past the corpse. The intention is it might add more to the context of the story in the feature film.

Please send a resume and recent photograph.

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Source: Craigslist


Producer Seeks 14-17 yr Male Singer for Project (Portland)


This is a serious (and fun), legitimate project, where the Producer is putting his own money into it.

Quick Points (in order of importance):

- Must have parental or guardian approval and support
- Must be able to sing and harmonize very good
- Must look good on camera (for videos that will be produced)
- Must be able to be in the Portland OR area for up to four different weekends between June and August.

I am NOT looking for a Justin Bieber wanna-be. Think slightly more obscure and serious. So if you can pull that off, even better.

More details (and info about me) can be found on my websites below:

Audition site:

Personal site:

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Source: Craigslist


The 1 Festival Wants You

This July, Pacific Northwest has a new performance festival! The 1 Festival is a multidisciplinary 10 day extravaganza with a single guideline … the 1. The 1 is the source and the inspiration. So if you have a show, be it solo or otherwise inspired by the 1, let us know.

Here's what you do, send us a blurb, script, video and any press on your show to:

Sean Bowie
Festival Curator


The 1 Festival
c/o The Headwaters
55 NE Farragut St.
Portland OR 97211

We are looking for shows anywhere from 30 to 70 minutes long. Anything goes; dance, spoken word, poetry, improv, theatre, mime, puppets, storytelling you name it.

To open the festival we are presenting the 1 Festival 8x10 which will feature 8 solo performers - 10 Minutes each. We are currently looking for 10 minute performances.

The 1 Festival runs July 6th through 16th/2011.

Deadline for submissions is May 15th!

If you have any questions fee free to email the curator.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Reply to: Here's what you do, send us a blurb, script, video and any press on your show to: or by mail at the address above.

Source: PDX Backstage


Models wanted for Music Video (Portland)

We're filming a high paying shoot for our final music video of the season. We've been posting music videos every week, and for this finale episode, we're looking for Male and Female models. Here's our most recent music video to give you an idea of what we shoot:

Please respond if you would like more details!


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Source: Craigslist


Auditioning for people to talk about a credit union. (Portland/Vancouver)

We are looking for individuals to talk about a local credit union for local television commercials. We are not specifically looking for actors for this. Rather, we want cool charismatic people who can speak their mind. We will be conducting auditions Thursday, Friday, Saturday in Vancouver and Portland. Selected subjects will receive $250.

This will be a follow-up campaign to these spots:

If interested please contact

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Source: Craigslist


Audition for Sam Shepard play (NE Portland)

Gorilla Bomb Productions and Contagious Theatre are staging a production of Sam Shepard's Tooth Of Crime: Second Dance. This play is Sam Shepard's rock opera with music and lyrics by famed musician and producer T Bone Burnett.

The play takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where battles are fought with words and sound, and an aging rock star has to defend his title from a newcomer with a style all his own. The director is looking for courageous actors to bring a unique twist to Sam Shepard's diverse and abstract dialogue. The two lead roles have been cast but there are plenty of other juicy roles left to fill.

Becky: Female; Age 20-30; A codependent and cunning groupie of Hoss, the aging rock star.

Meera: Male or Female; Age 30-50; An aging star gazer with possible powers to see into the future.

Ruido Ran: Male; Age 20-30; A Dee Jay who can see into music.

Chaser: Male; Age 20-50; Infiltrator of bands and right hand man to Hoss.

Doc: Male or Female; Age 20-50; Local doctor who supplies illicit drugs to those who need it.

Ref: Male; Age 20-50; Referee who enforces the rules of the game.

Auditions will consist of line readings from the play. Monologues are welcome but not necessary. Auditions will take place on May 22, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The location will be given to those who are interested.

The show dates are July 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, and 31. There will be a rehearsal period before this in addition to a tech rehearsal before the show. Actors would also be required to sign a contract to get compensated.

If you are interested please feel free to contact me for the location of the audition. Also, feel free to contact me if you have any questions:

Edward Lyon
Gorilla Bomb Productions

Compensation: Actors will be compensated for their work.

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Source: Craigslist


Part-Time News Reporter/Anchor

Pamplin Media Group, operators of KPAM 860 and KKOV 1550, is looking for an experienced part-time News reporter/Anchor to work up to 30 hours per week.
Report, gather, write and voice news stories under deadline in a live or recorded setting; anchor newscasts in a live setting; read news copy on the air and interact with on-air program hosts; fill in hosting news programming; generate story ideas, cultivate news sources and provide editorial support; anchor newscasts and function as a field producer for all stories assigned; and produce digital news content.
Minimum of 3 years of medium/large market news reporting/anchoring is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required; strong radio news reporting, writing and anchoring skills; strong problem solving abilities; high work ethic, news judgment and production skills; ability to meet deadlines and detail orientation; ability to read and decipher news source material; operate studio equipment; write news copy for on-air and online delivery; follow program logs; computer proficiency online, experience with ENCO automation and software, in newsroom software and digital audio/video programs, online content management systems, and social media.
Send demo tape on mp3 or website link and resume to:
Program Director
Pamplin Media Group
6605 SE Lake Road
Portland, OR 97222
No phone calls please

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Compensation: Dependent on experience

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Apparel Model (SE)

Athletic model needed for fit session as well as photo shoot for catalog.

No experience required, but preferred.

If interested please respond with details about yourself and a picture

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Need retro cars and extras for short film (portland)

We need to very different, unique, retro cars this sunday night for a short film called FECK.
If interested please send photos and I will respond with more information about the movie.

Compensation: gas

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Source: Craigslist



128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland , OR 97209


June 13th – 15th, 10:00am-5:00pm

Prepare two contrasting monologues and for singers an optional 16 bars of a song, (accompanist will be provided on June 13, 2011 only). Equity Actor's audition should be no longer than 4 minutes in length. Total Non-Equity Actor's audition should be no longer than 2 minutes (we may only have time to see one monologue for Non-Equity Actors). Please bring two headshots w/resumes. Equity appointments can be made by leaving a message at 503-445-3849. Someone will get back to you to schedule an audition time. You will be required to show your Equity card at the audition. For Non-Equity Actors: please show up the day of the auditions for an appointment. We will begin making appointments at 10:00 am in the lobby of the theater. For more information, please visit our website at

2011-2012 Season

Oklahoma!; Music by Richard Rodgers. Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein (Seeking African American Singers and Dancers: 8 Men, 10 Women)
The Real Americans: Created and Performed by Dan Hoyle (1 Man: CAST)
A Christmas Story; By Phil Grecian (2 Women, 2 Men, 6 boys and 3 Girls)
The Santaland Diaries; By David Sedaris (1 Man)
The North Plan; By Jason Wells (World Premiere) (4 Men and 2 Women)

Shakespeare's Amazing Cymebline; A New Adaptation by Chris Coleman. (World Premiere) (5 Men and 1 Woman)

Red; By John Logan (2 Men)

Anna Karenina: Adapted from Tolstoy by Kevin McKeon (World Premiere) (7 Women and 6 Men)

Black Pearl Sings!: By Frank Higgins (2 Women)

Universal Mind: Conceived by Randy Johnson (World Premiere)(1 Man, 3 Male Actor/Dancers and 3 Female Actor/Dancers)

Present at auditions will be Rose Riordan: Associate Artistic Director,

Kelsey Tyler: Casting Associate, and Brandon Woolley: Casting Associate.

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Source: PDX Backstage