Friday, December 30, 2011

Auditions: Friday, December 30, 2011

This post contains auditions posted on Friday, December 30, 2011.

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"Wait Until Dark" AUDITIONS

Thriller Play by Frederick Knott. Directed by David Roberts

When: Monday January 2, 2012 7:00-9:30pm

Where Love Street Playhouse
126 Loves Ave
Woodland, WA 98674

Volunteer - No Pay

Cold Readings from Script
No monologues or prepared pieces.
No appointment needed. Arrive a little before 7:00pm

What to bring:
Bring headshot (non-professional is fine )
Personal Calendar (check for date conflicts )
Theater Resume (optional )
You will fill out a short informational sheet upon arrival
Please research play on internet, read it or watch the movie to get an idea
if possible

Plan on staying for entire block of time, unless pre-arranged

Roles Available (ages are for 'able to portray' and are not absolute )

Roat (calculating, suave, intense & sociopathetic) Age 30-45
Carlino (thick, aggressive man of action, con artist, bigger guy preferred)
Age 25-45
Mike (slick, sweet talking con artist) Age 25-45
Sam (husband to Susy) Age 27-35

Gloria (precocious next door neighbor kid) Age 8-10

2 Police Officers (Either Sex) Age 20+

The role of Susy is pre-cast

Mid January - March (3-4 days per week depending on role)
Evenings and some Saturdays

Performances 4 weekends in March (Fri Eve/Sat Eve/Sunday Matinee), and
possible Thursday Eve.

Do not email headshot/resumes. Bring to audition.

Reply to: Questions Email:

Source: PDX Backstage


Male Actor needed for Fertile Ground production. PAID!

I am seeking a male actor, 18-25, to play roles in two plays I am directing as workshop productions during the Fertile Ground Festival in January in association with PDX Playwrights.

The plays are "A Pretty Girl with Cancer" (a high school student) and "Scrooge and Marley Have Dinner in Hell" (a waiter). Please see for more information. The plays will be performed as part of a single production.

Performance date: Sunday, January 22nd, 6:00 pm at Hipbone Studio in Portland. Pay: $15 (one performance)

We will hold rehearsals in Southwest Portland during January, 2-3 nights per week for the three weeks leading up to performance. The other roles have been cast.

A PRETTY GIRL WITH CANCER: Popular student Vicki has been away from her high school for several months while receiving treatments for cervical cancer. Now a new school year is beginning, and Vicki tries to reintegrate into school, recover friendships, and ignore the judgment of those who don't understand what she has gone through.

SCROOGE AND MARLEY HAVE DINNER IN HELL: We find that after delivering his warning to Ebenezer Scrooge on that fateful Christmas Eve, Jacob Marley has spent the better part of a century tormented in the underworld. But on this Christmas, his old friend Scrooge pays a visit and brings along a surprising gift.

Dave Chapman

Reply to: If you are interested, please send your resume and headshot to dchapma[at]

Source: PDX Backstage


AUDITION OPPORTUNITY for "Kimberly Akimbo," Portland Civic Guild

On Tuesday Feburary 7th, Portland Civic Theatre Guild is staging "Kimberly Akimbo," written by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Jeffrey Stocker. Please read this entire posting prior to scheduling audition: all questions should be answered herein.

A rare condition causing the body to age much faster than normal has trapped sixteen year old Kimberly in the body of an aging woman. In this hilarious, heart-rending play, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a rarely sober father, a hypochondriac mother, a scam artist aunt, and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.

Sought are experienced actors with solid reading and performing skills, able to craft characters quickly and believably.

This is paid work.

Tuesday 7 February
10:00AM call, 10:30 performance
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th (at Clay) 97201

Buddy, 30s, Kimberly's working-class alcoholic father
Pattie, 30s, Kimberly's tough hypochondriac mother, possibly pregnant
Debra, 30's, Pattie's hard-edged ne'er do-well-sister
Jeff, teens, Kimberly's sweet, nerdy love interest
Kimberly is played by Mary McDonald-Lewis

Headshot & resume; no monologues; audition will consist of reading from sides.

IMPORTANT: Actors MUST be able to audition and rehearse on all dates. Please do not ask to audition if you cannot make all of these dates.

Wednesday, 10 January 7-9PM

Thursday, 12 January 7-9PM

LOCATION: Will be provided to interested actors.

High School/College drama instructors and parents of young male actors: if you have performers who might be right for M 15-20 (must be young-looking 20) please share this information with them!

Sunday, 5 February 3-7PM
Monday, 6 February 7-10PM

Close-in Portland; specifics provided to actors cast.


Source: PDX Backstage


Male actor needed for thesis film project.

Must be available in March for principle photography.

KEVIN KIERKOWZKI: 27 - 35 year old male, average build, wild eyes. World-renowned astrophysicist, Kevin balances his time between new discoveries within the multiverse and making the existential choice to die.

Actors will not financially compensated, but will have the opportunity to use footage from the film for their reels.

Reply to: Please respond with a headshot and resume to:

Source: PDX Backstage



Post5 Theatre will be hosting the first ever unified-general Portland Shakespeare Auditions!

What does this mean? I'm glad you asked.

In an unprecedented collaboration, Post5 Theatre, Willamette Shakespeare, Portland Actors Ensemble, Northwest Classical Theatre Company, and The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival will be holding unified general auditions on the 15th and 16th of January!

Some of the companies will be auditioning for their summer productions, while others will be attending to see local talent (that's you) for future productions. So regardless of whether it's The Bard's comedies (like Much Ado About Nothing) that tickle you, his histories (Henry IV, Part 1) that get you going, or his tragedies (Hamlet: Prince of Denmark) that bring a tear to your acting eye, there will be plenty of opportunity to show off your talent (oh, we know you've got talent).

Sunday, January 15th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, January 16th 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please prepare 1 or 2 classical monologues. At least one piece should be from Shakespeare and at least one piece should be in blank or rhyming verse. The piece(s) should total no more than 3 minutes. You MUST be registered to attend the auditions.

How do you get involved, you ask?

Reply to: is the place to sign up for an audition slot. That's also where you'll find what to prepare, what to bring and where to go.

Source: PDX Backstage