Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Auditions: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

There are so many different techniques that actors can utilize to achieve a solid performance. Many local teachers focus on different styles, and some may work perfectly, while others just aren't for you. Whether it's Stanislavsky, Viewpoints, Meisner, or just being you, there is a reason so many people rely on these techniques when focusing on training and improving your acting abilities.

What are some of the techniques you have used in your training, and what have you actually applied when working on set? What works for you, and what doesn't? Sometimes, depending on the role, being a method actor is the best way for me to get a true, honest performance, while others may laugh at method actors and think it's unnecessary to go that far to get a good performance.

Whatever works for you is what you should stick with, but it's always interesting to learn about other actor's techniques, and what your process is to achieve that perfect, natural performance.

Share with us what your process is and what techniques work best for you. Which teachers have you been drawn to that have helped you get that solid performance. Do you use different techniques for different character types? Is your process for film the same as it would be when preparing to perform on stage?

Let's get this week's topic of discussion going

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Male African American Hand Model (SE Portland)

We have a last minute shoot that needs a hand model. We are trying to imitate a large, African American Football player's hand. The job will consist of 1-2 hours of work Maximum and you will be reimbursed.

African American Male
Med/Large Athletic Hands

Shoot: Wednesday (tomorrow) some time between 2-7pm

If interested please respond with several photos of your hands, full name, email and phone number. We will contact you immediately.

Compensation: $100.00

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Source: Craigslist


ALL MALE ACTORS (Portland/Sandy)

JUNE 18. We will be getting a few last pickup shots for a recently-wrapped Shakespeare movie, M4M (an all-male adaptation of Measure for Measure). We need MALE extras of all ages (8-80). Female actors OK (but must appear in male drag). The 18th will be a short day, and shooting will take place on the village set on Mt Hood (just outside the town of Sandy) from noon til about 5-6. Anyone interested can RSVP by sending a head shot and contact info. We cannot have more than 300 extras that day maximum, and are about halfway booked at the time of this posting. Extras for this movie are not paid, but the movie will add an IMDB credit and is the 1st non-TV movie adaptation of the play to use the original language (not just the story).

Theatre companies, Renaissance fair enthusiasts etc all wlecome. The time period is a mix of Greek,Roman, Elizabthen and with accents of modern day. Emphasis on the masculine key to the aesthetic, tatoos a plus.
If you want to play dress up with dozens and dozens of hot guys in an actual period village and have it end up with you being in a VERY cool movie, do this.
It's going to be a short drive outside of PDX and 4-5 hrs of your time. No lines to memorize etc. Just show up, follow a few very basic instructions so we can get crowd shots, and have some fun.

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Source: Craigslist


looking for a Body Builder for a music video (pdx)

We are searching for a sufficiently ripped body builder to act in a somewhat comical music video. There will be a powerlifting scene that will require some humor and a willingness to act a little bizarre. If you're interested please respond and I can fill you in on the details. This is a perfect opportunity to add something unique to an acting or modeling portfolio. Also, you'll have the chance to show off your muscles and be immortalized forever in a badass rock video. 1 day of shooting, site to be determined but will be in Portland area.

Compensation: $100 for one day video shoot

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Source: Craigslist


Rental Lead (Hollywood Lights, Inc.)


Over-the-counter Rentals is an important sector of our business. Our clients come to us with a wide variety of challenges and with varying degrees of expertise from novice to professional. We strive to provide them all with creative and effective lighting solutions backed by exceptional customer service and support.

Growing business levels call for increased attentiveness to customer service and outreach to clients. The current climate demands the utmost attention to customer service and maintaining superior quality products in order to remain competitive. Our new Rental Lead will help to build and sustain strong relationships with our Rental clients and create winning experiences for them with every transaction.
The Rental Lead must be comfortable with making informed decisions on behalf of the company and taking responsibility for them, as well as attending to customer needs and striving to provide the best possible solutions.


At Hollywood Lights, Inc. our mission is to provide leadership and excellence in our industry by offering exceptional customer service and superior equipment through empowered employees.

We are committed to doing what is right, even when there is a great pressure to do otherwise. Honesty, trust, fairness, ethical behavior, and mutual respect provide the foundation on which Hollywood Lights Inc. exists.

Be it our passion for creativity in design, our passion for providing innovative solutions to our customer's challenges or our passion for exceeding our customer's expectations--our passion drives us.

We desire to hire disciplined people who engage in disciplined thought and consistently practice disciplined action.

We believe that teamwork is fostered through open communication along with the knowledge that through collaboration, we are greater than the sum of our parts.

We embrace change and the opportunity it offers.

We recognize that profitability is essential to our future growth and success.

We have high respect for our employees and expect the same treatment in turn, including:
• Integrity and Honesty. The willingness to do things the right way and be accountable for the results.
• Positive attitude and team orientation. The ability to work as part of a team and demonstrate leadership. The flexibility to adapt to changes in schedules, duties and working environment.
• Always on time and ready to work. Arrive early, rested, healthy, appropriately dressed and groomed, with the necessary outerwear, tools and supplies.
• Attention to detail. A focus on accomplishing the work in a safe, efficient manner, adhering to the highest standards of workmanship.
• Willingness to learn. An open mind, a desire for more knowledge, skills and new challenges.

• Responding to the daily needs of our Rental clients in the shop and over the phone
• Assisting in preparing our outgoing rental product and providing strict quality control
• Ensuring exceptional customer service on projects from start to finish
• Providing creative and technical expertise for Rental clients
• Assessing and recommending changes to rental inventory
• Getting to know our clients and assessing their needs
• Recommending & implementing user-friendly rental packages & kits
• Helping to conduct full rental inventory analysis annually or as needed
• Carrying a company cell phone and assuming periodic responsibility for the 24-hour rental emergency line.
• Working closely with Rental Manager and Shop as well as Sales, Production, and Electrical Departments to create efficiency & success
• Working with Production and Technical Repair teams to uphold standards of excellence

• High school diploma or GED
• Stable work history
• Valid drivers license and insurable driving record
• Minimum 2 years of lighting, theater, or other relevant technical experience
• Basic computer skills & the ability to learn new programs quickly
• Outgoing and friendly demeanor
• Strong customer service attitude
• Ability to remain calm & productive under pressure
• Experience in high-level teamwork situations
• Strong organizational skills
• Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, both verbal & written
• Ability to successfully juggle many projects at once
• At least (2) OTHER RELEVANT SKILLS (listed below)

• College education
• Customer Service experience
• Sales experience
• Leadership training or experience
• Lighting design training and/or experience
• Excel, PowerPoint, or VectorWorks skills
• Graphic design or website design/management
• Inventory control experience
• Experience driving a fork lift, cargo van or 24' cargo truck

Part-time position with 24 - 40 hours per week; Monday, Thursday, Friday and as needed
Starting wage: TBD per hour based on qualifications and experience

Send resume with references & cover letter to
Fax: 503-517-8686

Visit our website at:

Hollywood Lights, Inc. is a full-service event lighting company providing sales, rentals, production lighting and electrical contracting. We are dedicated to building strong relationships with our clients and partnering with them to produce successful events of nearly every imaginable variety.

Reply to: Send resume with references & cover letter to
Fax: 503-517-8686

Source: Craigslist


Auditions for Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Join Public House Theatre in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the beloved novel by Harper Lee, brought to life by an ensemble of 7 actors embodying more than 20 characters. This fast-paced, music-infused production is sure to delight and move audiences, as they re-experience the classic story of Atticus, Scout, Dill, Tom Robinson, Calpernia, Boo Radley and more in the intimate 99 seat CoHo Theater.

Auditions will be held at CoHo Theater (2257 NW Raleigh St.) on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31 and June 1, from 6-10PM by appointment only. Callbacks will be held Saturday afternoon, June 4.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” is directed by Ted deChatelet. Rehearsals run through August and the production runs September 9 – October 1. Actors will receive a stipend and one AEA umbrella contract is available. For more information, contact Jolin Milberg at

Cast Breakdown
Actor 1 (white male, 40-50’s): Atticus, Boo Radley

Actor 2 (white female, 18-35 or so): Scout, Jean Louise,

Actor 3 (male, any age): Jem, Judge Taylor,

Actor 4 (male, any age): Dill, Miss Stephanie, Bob Ewell,

Actor 5 (black male, any age): Tom Robinson, boy’s voice, Heck Tate, Reverend Sykes, Mr. Cunningham

Actor 6 (black female, any age): Calpernia, Miss Maudie, Mr. Gilmer, Helen Robinson

Actor 7 (female, any age): Mrs. Dubose, Mayelle Ewell, Nathan Radley,

The director is looking for actors who can play multiple roles with honesty and distinction. Actors 3-7 will all play a variety of parts varying in age/gender/disposition. All actors must have the ability to distinguish characters vocally and physically. Good Southern accents are a must (ideally both ‘genteel’ and ‘rural’ Southern). Apart from Atticus and Scout, no actor needs to be any specific age but we are seeking an ensemble that covers the spectrum of young and old. ALL ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Please bring an additional headshot and resume to the audition, and prepare one monologue (60-90 seconds) in a Southern dialect.

Reply to: Email your headshot and resume (pdf or jpg only) to or call 503-922-0532 to schedule an appointment.

Source: PDX Backstage