Thursday, August 11, 2011

Auditions: Thursday, August 11, 2011

This post contains auditions posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011.

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Part-time Administrative Assistant

Job Description Introduction: Portland Area Theatre Alliance (PATA) is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving an alliance of individual theatre practitioners, producing companies, patron members & associated businesses. We provide networking, resources & advocacy for our members. Our goal is to increase the quality, quantity and professionalism of theatre produced in Portland and the surrounding areas.

PATA programs include:

The annual city-wide auditions
The Valentine Fund which helps local theatre artists in need
The Fertile Ground Festival showcasing new works.

Details: PATA seeks an Administrative Assistant to assist the Board with everyday operations. This is a quarter-time, non-exempt, hourly position. Hours average 8 hours per week, approximately 32-40 hours per month. Starting wage will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Principle Duties:

1. Maintain office hours bi-weekly at the downtown PATA office located at the A-R-T Annex at 1517 SW Morrison. Suggested hours are from 4pm to 8pm Mondays and Fridays. [There is some flexibility with the schedule but hours must be consistent and approved by the Board.]

2. Processes PATA individual, business and company memberships. This includes maintaining the member database via the website as well as the mailing lists (both physical and electronic) and compiling and sending new member packets and additional paperwork.

3. Write and distribute two electronic newsletters per month as well as various other membership email blasts.

4. Update and manage PATA's social networking sites: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

5. Attend the monthly PATA board meeting, currently held the third Wednesday of each month from 9am to 11am (subject to change).

6. Check and respond to PATA email and phone calls on a consistent basis and in a timely fashion during the course of regular business hours.

7. Open and respond to mail sent to the PATA office and/or distribute to the appropriate Board Member.

8. Be available to work overtime hours in advance of the annual auditions.

9. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

This individual must:

• Be a self-starter with a good work ethic
• Be capable of working with little direct supervision
• Possess good verbal and written communication skills
• Have strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word (specifically mail merging) and Excel (sorting and compiling data). QuickBooks experience helpful though not required. Must type at least 60 words per minute.
• Experience with social networking sites and the Internet. Experience with MailChimp or similar HTML e-mail system preferred.
• Theatre experience (of any kind) is recommended but not required.
• Possess an Oregon driver's license
• Have or obtain, and maintain, a current PATA membership

Supervision: The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the PATA Board of Directors.

Evaluations: There will be a six month review with annual reviews after that.

Equal Opportunity Employer: PATA does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.


Reply to: Email cover letter and resume to: Aaron Kirk Douglas, Board Secretary,

Source: PDX Backstage


DEARLY DEPARTED to audition at TITG!

Theatre in the Grove announces auditions for the southern comedy
DEARLY DEPARTED, written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, and
directed by Zachary Centers.

Audition dates are Monday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday,
August 16th at 7:00 p.m., at the Theatre, 2028 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.

This zany show will need men and women ages 25-70. Auditions will
consist of reading from the script. All roles are volunteer.

Performance dates are October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8:00pm and
October 9, 16, 23 at 2:30pm.

For more information, please email

In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin
family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and
always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves
together for their father's funeral, the Turpin's other problems keep
overshadowing the solemn occasion: Firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself
silly as the funeral bills mount; Junior, the younger son, is
juggling financial ruin, a pack of no-neck monster kids, and a wife
who suspects him of infidelity in the family car; their sister,
Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring junk
food; and all the neighbors add more than two cents. As the situation
becomes fraught with mishap, Ray-Bud says to his long-suffering wife,
"When I die, don't tell nobody. Just bury me in the backyard and tell
everybody I left you." Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort
to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who
just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours
of need, and finally, the funeral.


Bud Turpin: Elderly father who dies in the first scene. 50-80 (Will
likely double another role.)

Raynelle Turpin: Bud's widow. Christian, family woman who tells it
like it is in a quiet unassuming manor. 50-80

Ray-Bud Turpin: Bud & Raynelle's elder son. Recovering alcoholic who
likes to take a nip every now and then. Terribly scared of death and
none to happy that he has to foot the bill for the funeral. Late 30's

Lucille Turpin: Ray-Bud's wife. Desperately wants to have a baby but
cannot carry to term. Motherly type who tries to take care of
everyone. Late 30's

Junior Turpin: Bud & Raynelle's younger son. Completely broke because
of a bad business decision. Recently had an affair that his wife
finds out about at the beginning of the play. 30's

Suzanne Turpin: Junior's wife. Completely broke because of Junior's
bad business decision. Could have been a professional singer but
married instead. A bit passive/aggressive in personality. Sings a
hymn at the funeral 30's

Marguerite: Bud's sister. Devoutly and aggressively Christian. Very
loud and controlling of her offspring and of any situation. 50-80

Royce: Marguerite's son. Out of work with no future plans which his
mother never lets him forget. More of an observer than a doer. 30's

Delightful: Bud & Raynelle's daughter. Overweight young woman who
never really was allowed to grow up. Eats constantly and speaks only
when spoken to. 20-30

Reverend Hooker: parish minister. A minister tired of ministering.
Becomes "ill" at the funeral.

Veda: An elderly friend of the family. Care giver to her sickly
husband and doesn't let anyone forget it. 60-80 (Will likely double
another role.)

Norval: Veda's husband. Hard of hearing and hard to understand. Being
kept alive by oxygen masks and medication. 60-80 (Will likely double
another role.)

Nadine: A younger pregnant friend of the family. Seems to get
pregnant just by looking at a man. All of her children are named
after famous actors. 20's (Will likely double another role.)

Clyde: Ray-Bud's boss. Knows exactly how he wants to die. First
priority is to "take care of our own" 40's (Will likely double another role.)

Juanita: Cousin by marriage. Very wealthy, very proper. Helps serve
the food at the luncheon. Bit of a gossip. 30-50

Source: PDX Backstage



Houstatlantavegas / Peekaboo
a double feature
by the working theatre collective

Sex! Drugs! and Murder!

The Working Theatre Collective announces auditions for its first
production of their 2011-12 season. Sex! Drugs! and Murder! is a
grindhouse-style double feature theatrical event showcasing plays by
Nate Harpel and Drammy award winning playwright Eva Suter.

Houstanatalantavegas: 3m 2w
Peatkaboo 3-4w 1-2m
There will be some amount of double casting between the plays.
Both shows run approx. one hour each and will be performed back to back.

About the shows:


A dancer caught in the traps of her lifestyle
decides to get some vengeance against those who brought her low.
Houstatlantavegas is a darkly comic descent into the rough times found
within living the high life. What secrets can you still hide within
you when you get naked for a living?


She is a drifter. She is a line cook. She has killed some
people before. She will kill again. She is pursued by a detective. The
detective is fairly psychic. And then there's the ghosts.... Peakaboo
looks into the dynamics between hunter and prey, between killers and
victims and more killers. The haze between dreams and waking. And a
society hungry for blood.

Please have a monologue no longer than a minute and be prepared for
cold reading and side coaching.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 21st at the action/adventure space (3311 SE 17th) from 3-6 pm, with call backs following directly thereafter. Please email to set up an audition time and for more information.

Performance dates will be late October
Rehearsals to start in early September, with a couple script workshops beforehand. there will be a small stipend.

Reply to: Please email to set up an audition time and for more information.

Source: PDX Backstage


Olympia Theatre needs a Cyrano now!!

Hello all,
Artists Rep just received this call for emergency casting replacement for ther role of Cyrano from Halequin Productions in Olypmia:

We are a small professional theater in Olympia Washington and we are producing Cyrano de Bergarac in early October. Calamity has befallen our Cyrano though and he has broken his leg in several places, yikes! So we find ourselves needing to find another fabulous Cyrano on super short notice, rehearsals begin in 3 weeks, double yikes!!

I thought it might be worth a try to write folks at all the regional theaters to see if you had any ideas on names of actors who you may have worked with, or have auditioned for you, that might be available, interested, skilled enough to audition for the role Cyrano, i.e. have an eloquent command of language and are great at sword fighting.
The person we are replacing was not equity, but we can do a guest artist equity contract and provide housing. So if you have any equity or non equity casting ideas, please, please send us any ideas you may have.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Reply to: 360-705-3250

Source: PDX Backstage


Local Shirt Company Looking for Girls (Vancouver, WA)

urban shirt company seeking female model/s, looking to take on 2 for a long-term commitment of shoots every 2-3 months as the new garments are produced. mainly for webstore.

no particular requirements, but be comfortable in a x-small, small or medium of American Apparel's shirt line.

no experience necessary, but please be as professional as you can.

under 18 okay, all will be required to sign a release.

if you have a portfolio, feel free to send the compressed jpg's to this ad, otherwise give a link to your portfolio. ie model mayhem.

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Source: Craigslist


Calling Funny Actors (Portland)

Calling Funny Actors!

Casting for a web comedy series. The show follows a group of Dungeons & Dragons nerds as they transition between their mundane lives and an imaginary fantasy world. It's Napoleon Dynamite meets Lord of the Rings!

The show is 50% fantasy shot in front of a greenscreen, and 50% on location shot around Portland. Shooting is approximately 5 non-consecutive days during the month of October.

Which Character Will YOU Play?

Marty Collins, Male, 20 -- 26 years old
Computer salesman by day, adventurer by night, Marty has a +5 vorpal sword, a bag of holding, a chainmail suit. . . but nobody to love : (

Sam Weisse, Male, 20 -- 26 years old
Sam left the Dungeon twelve years ago to become a smart, funny, handsome, ladies man. Now he's risking it all for one more game.

Phan Yung, Male, 18 -- 23 year old
Physically bound by his wheelchair, Phan nevertheless plays a heck of a wizard. The only thing more potent than his spells is his acerbic wit.

Ryn Salve, Female, 22 -- 28 years old
Beautiful, smart, funny Ryn is any nerd's wet dream. But will she end up with the vulnerable Marty, or the charismatic Sam?

Kelly Hanson, Male, 30 -- 44 years old
Marty's boss. A devoted family man, with zero filter.

Gordon Grater, Male, 20 -- 32 years old
Gordon is the nerd who'll argue to death over an obscure rule. He's the guy who'd snatch up an extra gold coin when he thinks no one is looking. He's sweaty, sneering, utterly without mercy, and he wants to kill Marty Collins.

Willie Spyro, Female, 20 -- 27 years old
Meek, almost to the point of non-existence, Willie worships Gordon. She'd do anything he asks, even destroy Marty Collins.

Casting Call is on August 20th
Email for the location and time

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Source: Craigslist


foreign student needed for acting gig (NE Portland)

We need a foreign student for an acting gig. Ideally you will have a heavy accent. It is a small part we are shooting. Please reply ASAP as we will be filming this coming weekend.

Compensation: $20-25/hr.

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Source: Craigslist


non-native English speaking actor/actress needed (NE Portland)

Hi there,

I am filming a short video/commercial for our English language lessons business. I need several actors that are specifically NON-NATIVE English speakers to help us film a commercial using our product. The commercial will involve using Skype, speaking to one of our teachers, while doing some filming. The spot will be quite short, and the time commitment will be minimal. Whichever other foreign language you speak (other than English) is not very important. You could speak Spanish, Japanese, Thai, etc....

Please contact me about this job and I can tell you more about the requirements.

Thank you very much!

********** The KEY here is that you are a NON-NATIVE English speaker with a true foreign accent. You need to be fluent in your other language, and have a foreign accent when you speak English. Please address this requirement when you respond to the ad.

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Source: Craigslist


Casting for a 40-55 yr old female role (Portland)

Our production company is shooting stock footage next week as well as a couple of pages of dialogue between a mother and daughter. If you are interested in auditioning, please reply with a headshot and resume.

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Source: Craigslist