Monday, April 16, 2012

Auditions: Monday, April 16, 2012

This post contains auditions posted on Monday, April 16, 2012.

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Older Actor Wanted for Low/No-Budget Student Film (Downtown Portland)

Looking for older/elderly man or woman for one to two days of shooting at the end of May.
We have a script, crew, and location. There will be no pay, but allows for valuable experience and much appreciated help to student-filmmakers.

Please provide head-shots/photos in your response.

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Source: Craigslist


Pacific NW Talent Agency Seeks Ethnic Voice Talent (Portland and Pac West)

Busy talent agency in Portland presently seeking cultural, ethnic voice talent; All ethnic groups, native regional accents and foreign languages. Previous voice over experience with reel preferred. Experienced mainstream voice over talent accepted as well. Thanks.

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Source: Craigslist


Auditions Next Wednesday for "Reservoir Dolls" at Bossanova Ballroom (7-10p)

If you are planning on auditioning, please let me know by Monday. Thanks.

Bossanova Ballroom Announces Local Auditions for
Reservoir Dolls by Erika Anne Soerensen

Auditions for Bossanova Ballroom’s production of Erika Anne Soerensen’s adaption of Quentin Taratino’s Reservoir Dolls will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Callbacks are scheduled if necessary. Directed by Dylan Hillerman (“Bikini Creature Beach Feature”).

Roles for women available are as follows:

·Ms. Blue
·Jo Cabot
·Nice Gal Edie
·Ms. Blonde
·Ms. Pink
·Ms. White
·Ms. Orange
·Ms. Brown

There is one role, Marvin Nash (the cop), for which we will be casting the only male actor in the show. K-Billy will be recorded.

All types of actors are welcome, but fair warning: this show isn’t camp. And it doesn’t matter what you look like, as long as you are a bad-ass. We want the best. This is a paying gig, but don’t quit your day job. You won’t see any of it until after the final show (TBA).
The audition slots are limited to five minutes. All auditioners will be asked to read from the script. Sides from the play will be available when auditioners sign-up. Auditions will be held at the Bossanova Ballroom. A photo and resume are recommended.

For more information please visit the Bossanova Ballroom web site: .

Rehearsal dates for the production TBA. Show times are Thursday, June 28th until Sunday, July 1st at 8pm. All times subject to change.
Roles are available for 8 women and 1 man; all auditioners must be 21 or older.

Reply to: Please email files, questions, and/or info to Dylan at

Source: PDX Backstage


Audition Announcement

Inviting Desire 2012: The Dawn of Sex
Auditions are April 30th

You are invited to prepare an audition piece for Dance Naked Productions upcoming show, Inviting Desire 2012: The Dawn of Sex.

Dance Naked Productions is a sex-positive theater company based in Portland, Oregon. We make visceral theater that illuminates, educates and entertains. From tantra to taboo, our shows are inclusive, engaging, authentic and arousing.

Inviting Desire is an devised ensemble production. Begun in 2009 with Inviting Desire: A Theatrical Aphrodisiac, the production has grown from primarily personal monologue format to include scenes, songs, and ensemble numbers.
During the course of the rehearsal period, we will discuss, ask questions, send out surveys, improvise, write scenes and monologues, play games, brainstorm- whatever it takes to stimulate our creativity. The topic is sex. The desire is enlightenment. Better sex, more pleasure, increased openness, greater understanding - through the medium of theater. Sex-positive theater...with a happy ending.

We are looking for women (yeah, I know. Sorry guys. Maybe next time) - all kinds of women - virginal and matriarchal, all shapes and sizes, colors and preferences. We are interested in your ability to tell a story, to share your fantasies (even if they never make it to the stage), and to portray with compassion and authenticity the sex lives of other people.

We want to cast women who enjoy talking about, writing about and ultimately, performing a show about sex. Generally, this creates it’s own self-selection process.
That is not to say you need to be into wild, kinky, unusual sex practices to participate- a vanilla palate is a-ok, but an open mind is required.

Some theatrical experience and training is preferred, but not totally necessary. Please bring a recent headshot and resume (or your closest approximation). (If you have neither, a photo and a letter of interest will suffice).

For the audition, please prepared a three minute piece. This can be something you have written, or found in a book or play, but it must be erotic in nature. Preferably, it is something that turns you on. From the first person perspective generally works best- fantasies are great, memories told in present tense can work too.

If you have the piece memorized, fantastic. If that makes you too nervous, you can hold book, but please be very familiar with your material.

Suggestions for material can be found in Nancy Friday’s books “My Secret Garden,” “Women on Top” or any number of The Best American Erotica series.
Auditions will include some freewriting and some improv work. Come prepared to move around (i.e. don’t feel like you have to dress “sexy”).

TIME COMMITMENT: Rehearsals will be 2X a month from June through August and then 4X a week starting in September, and into October. Performances will be in November. (exact dates to be determined by cast preference and availability).

Who You are auditioning for
Eleanor O’Brien is Dance Naked Productions’ artistic director and has directed two of the past three Inviting Desires (our touring production, "Lubricate Your Libido" was directed by Brenda Hubbard). This year she will be joined as co-director by Allison Tigard, an alumna of two of the past productions. Annie Herring will assistant direct.

Compensation: percentage of ticket sales

Audition Times:

April 30th: 6-8pm or 8-10pm

Callbacks May 6th: 7-10pm

To schedule an audition - please send an email to Annie Herring at with Inviting Desire 2012 in the subject line and indicate if you would like to audition in the first time slot (April 30th 6-8pm) or the second (April 30th 8-10pm).

Reply to: If you have further questions, you may contact Eleanor O’Brien at

Source: PDX Backstage


Pacific University Theatre: Part-time Teaching and Guest Artists

Pacific University's Department of Theatre & Dance welcomes resumes from instructors and directors for part-time appointments during the 2012-13 academic year. Pacific is a small liberal-arts college in Forest Grove (approximately 45 minutes from Portland). Please see for information about our anticipated plans and needs.

Please do not reply to this posting, and please note that resumes must be submitted by surface mail.

Thank you and best wishes!

Ellen Margolis
Chair, Theatre & Dance
Pacific University

Reply to: Questions may be directed to Ellen Margolis,

Source: PDX Backstage


CCT Audition Announcement - Footloose!


Music by Tom Snow • Lyrics by Dean Pitchford • Book by Dean Pitchford

Direction & Staging by J. Scott Lapp

Choreography by Chelsea Nicole

Musical Direction by Kristi Foster

Performances to be held at the

Washburn Performing Arts Center, Washougal, Washington

AUGUST 10 - 19, 2012

Christian Community Theater will hold open calls for their August 2012 production of Footloose. Direction & Staging: J. Scott Lapp; Musical Direction: Kristi Foster; Choreography: Chelsea Nicole; Show Coordinator: Bethany Larson. Rehearsals begin June 2012 and will take place Thursdays 6 - 10 p.m. and Saturdays 9 - 4 in Vancouver; Show opens August 10 and runs through August 19, 2012.


(by appointment only)

Saturday, June 9 & Sunday, June 10, 2012


(at Director’s Request)

Monday, June 11 & Wednesday, June 13


Seeking performers ages 14 and up. Seeking very strong, athletic dancers/singers to play high school students. Also seeking adults who are strong singers/actors to play various adult roles. Please prepare 32 bars of a pop or contemporary musical theatre song that shows off vocal range and technical ability. We will not allow songs to be performed a cappella so please bring sheet music in your key or an instrumental CD (without background vocals). An accompanist will be provided. If you are auditioning for a specific role, please be familiar with the songs from the show, as you may be asked to sing a selection at auditions. Also, everyone auditioning for the teen roles should be prepared to dance. All auditioning MUST bring a current headshot and resume, stapled together. Auditions will be closed. For more information or to request an audition appointment, please email

If you are 13 and younger but wish to be considered for casting, please submit a current headshot and resume to by Friday, June 1st, 2012. Applicants in this age range will be seen by invitation only. For more information, go to and click on "CCT" under "AREAS".

Production Fee: $50 per cast member.

Each cast member must be represented by a volunteer Production Committee member (to serve on Costumes, Sets, Props, Refreshments, Programs, Public Relations, etc…).

Reply to: For more information or to request an audition appointment, please email

Source: PDX Backstage



The Portland Civic Theatre Guild is looking for directors for its 2012-2013 season.

If you'd like to cast and direct one of our plays, please send a brief statement of interest and your resume in the body of an email to:

Specify one of the plays listed or just throw your hat into the ring. We create auditory experiences presented without props or costumes. Directors receive a $200 stipend. You will be contacted with more specific information about the format when all responses are in. Previous directors also encouraged to "reapply."

Portland Civic Theatre Guilds First Tuesday Readers Theatre 2012-2013 Season
All performances are presented at The Old Church 1422 SW 11th
10:00 am coffee and refreshments
10:30 am reading
Tickets are $8.00 each

October 2 A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner

November 6 The Guys by Anne Nelson

December 4 Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn

February 5 Freud's Last Session by Mark St. Germain

March 5 Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire

April 2 Artichoke by Joanna McCelland Glass

May 7 A Musical Treat Directed by Adair Chappell

Chrisse Roccaro

Source: PDX Backstage