Sunday, April 1, 2012

Auditions: Sunday, April 01, 2012

This post contains auditions posted on Sunday, April 01, 2012.

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Well Arts is holding auditions for "I:you", a performance of stories written by people facing life-changing health challenges surrounding the concept of peace. "I:you" comes out of Well Arts' Returning Heroes program, a reunion writing workshop for anyone who's ever taken a Well Arts workshop before, that takes the writing to the next level. "I:you" is based on multiple perspective technique (pioneered in Akria Kurosawa's "Rashomon") and each writer was challenged to write about peace from opposing points of view.


1 woman, 20's-30's

1 woman, 50's-early 70's

1 African American, 20's-30's any gender

1 man, 20's-30's

1 man, 50's-60's

Auditions are:

Saturday April 7th from 12pm-3pm.

Tears of Joy Theatre, 323 N.E. Wygant #201, Portland, OR 97211

Bring a headshot and resume

These will be cold readings of the script.

Actor Stipend: $100, by generous support of the OnPoint Credit Union

Show Dates: May 10-12th at Concordia University, May 18th at 19th at Launch Pad Art Gallery close-in SE.

Well Arts Institute is a ten year old 501(c) 3 arts-in-healthcare nonprofit that facilitates writing workshops for people facing life altering health issues, then pairs them with professional actors who perform their stories on stage for the general community.

Artistic Director
Well Arts Institute

Reply to: To sign up for a timeslot, email, or call 503.459.4500.

Source: PDX Backstage


Casting 3 women for a comedy web series (paid!)

Casting for a web series -- joining in the ranks of your mom and your friend's baby, who also have web series -- that follows three friends in their mid-twenties(ish) who are maybe over it, the "it" here casting a wide net on everyday life, and includes their jobs at a nightlife PR firm as well as the people they encounter outside of work. The leads are two white females (flexible here) and one black female, and in general I'm looking for people that can pull off a realistic, discerning human who can also be funny, so actually having zero acting experience may be an asset here. Or maybe that just means you'll be terrible, and in which case will be like "fuuuuuu why did I come out for this." Either way, you should feel comforted in the fact that this will be a short, low-key shoot with legitimate equipment and, amazingly, you will be paid! This will be determined once we can all settle on a shooting schedule that works, but it won't just be $50 and then goodbye.

Try it out and read some lines. Or just send an email with a little about who you are to Do it! It'll be fun. Couple of girls hangin out, makin some vids.

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The Golden Garter Family Comedy Theater Announces Open Auditions for "Potter School Musical" on April 7, 2012

The family-friendly theater troupe that brought you "Twi-Lite" last September at the Love Street Playhouse in Woodland has announced auditions for its' latest production, "Potter School Musical": A Comedy-Spoof-Musical-Melodrama-Mash Up of "Harry Potter" and "High School Musical."

Open auditions for all roles will be held Saturday April 7, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm at Love Street Playhouse at 126 Loves Ave, Woodland, WA. Please arrive beginning at 1:45pm to fill out paperwork and bring a photo/headshot, theatrical resume and personal calendar. Be prepared to sing a short song acappella and read a scene from the play. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. "Potter School Musical" will require seven roles, (three adults and four young people), as follows:

Perry Hotter (male, age 16 to 25) -- The tortured young wizard boy
Gabby-Ella Mendoza (female, age 16 to 25) -- The peppy high school cheerleader,
transfer student from America and musical "star"
Ron (male, age 16 to 25) -- Picture Napoleon Dynamite in a basketball uniform
Hermini (female, age 16 to 25) -- Know-it-all teenage wizard girl
Prof. Sna'ke (adult male, age 30+) -- Villain; pretentious & snobby Englishman
Bella Trix-R-4-Kids (adult female, age 20+) -- Villain's comedy sidekick: goofy
and loopy
Professor McComical (adult female) -- Female Rodney Dangerfield type

Any performer, amateur or professional, aged 16 and above, is encouraged to audition. One male and one female understudy will also be cast. A good singing voice is a plus, but dancing will be adapted to your abilities. Light rehearsals will begin in mid April, with rehearsals mostly on weekends in early May, then increasing towards opening night, June 1st. Rehearsals will take place in the Vancouver area and eight (8) performances will be presented at Love Street Playhouse over two weekends- June 1,2 & 3 and June 8, 9 & 10; 7:30pm Friday and Saturday nights, 2pm matinees Saturday and Sunday. The 70 minute "Potter School Musical" melodrama will be followed by a classic melodrama Olio (country themed) creating a family-friendly two hours of clean and clever entertainment.

Like "Twi-Lite," the show will be written and directed by Steve Taylor and produced by Steve and his wife Darlene. Choreography will be by Jeanna Reed. Contact and more information about auditions can be found at and more information about the show and theater company can be found at Email us at the above address for more info or if you would like to RSVP for auditions. Please no phone calls.

Join the fun and come audition; this could be the most fun you'll ever have performing in your life!

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Newscast Producer (Portland, Oregon)

KOIN Local 6, a New Vision television station in Portland, Oregon, has an opportunity for a Newscast Producer in a top 25 market. The ideal candidate has worked as a successful producer and knows how to present news in a way that gets our viewers attention. This is not an entry-level position. Your resume should demonstrate 3+ years of experience. We need a creative thinker who writes conversationally. You need to be able to advance stories as they happen "today." Our team is energetic, passionate and dedicated to winning. Qualified candidates will be required to take a writing test.

Required skills include:
• Speed and accuracy in copywriting
• Ability to self-start and work with little supervision
• Solid grasp of production elements that showcase and complement strong Copy
• Have attention to detail from script and editing instructions to cuing live field crews from the control room
• Understand and live by meter-strategy
• Ability to incorporate process language into scripts to create promotional opportunities
• Write actively and deliver killer teases
• Troubleshooting and planning ahead required--must anticipate problems and deal with them accordingly
• Ability to use/learn ENPS
• Time management and prioritization
• Excellent spelling skills
• Comfortable making overnight calls and doing research to confirm new information
• Solid grasp of current events and how they affect our viewers
• Positive attitude and ability to accept and learn from constructive criticism
• Competitive personality in an up-for-grabs morning news landscape
• Understanding of morning drivers that dictate content selection

If you can contribute to our success: Please email your cover letter, resume complete with references and example of your work to or mail your cover letter, resume, DVD of a recent newscast, your rundown and some writing samples ASAP to:
KOIN Local 6
Newscast Producer Search
Attn: HR Director
222 SW Columbia St.
Portland, Oregon 97201

New Vision Television is an Equal Opportunity Employer
When applying for this position please mention how you were referred.

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Executive Producer (Portland, Oregon)

KOIN Local 6 News, a New Vision television station in Portland, Oregon, is seeking an Executive Producer. The ideal candidate for this position will have strong writing skills, be highly organized, and must be proficient in web and social media. They will be responsible for: supervision of the content on all platforms and over all producers; responsible for the accuracy and presentation of newscasts; manages schedules of producers and others at the direction of the director of content and news director; assists in the recruiting and hiring of producers; mentors, coaches and critiques the work of producers and reporters. The focus of this position will be to supervise and coach the producing staff with an emphasis on writing and showcasing. This is not an entry-level position. KOIN Local 6 News is reaching new heights in broadcasting on all media platforms, and we are looking for the right person to join our winning news team.

• Minimum three years news management experience
• Possess strong leadership skills
• Experience with research and implementation of research preferred
• Strong broadcast writing skills and excellent verbal communication skills
• Expertise in the broadcast technology used in the production of television newscasts
• Experience with the coordination of live remote reports during a live newscast
• Scheduling ability
• Ability to perform under deadline pressure is a must
• Proficient use of news computer systems
• Available to work all hours, overnights and weekends and be flexible to frequent changes in work shifts

If you can contribute to our success: Please email your cover letter, resume and example of your work to or mail your cover letter, resume, DVD of a recent newscast, your rundown and some writing samples ASAP to:
KOIN Local 6
Executive Producer Search
Attn: HR Director
222 SW Columbia St.
Portland, Oregon 97201

New Vision Television is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Producer for Videotaping of Short TV Commercial (Vancouver, WA)

We are looking for a Producer to shoot a short TV commercial. You would need to be able to provide your own equipment (At least 2 HD video cameras, lighting equipment, crew etc.). Post-production editing capability, F/X, and sound studio work is optional but please note if you have the capabilty to do this as well. This will be a 2-3 day shoot around mid April.

Please send us your resume, website address or links to previous work examples.

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Audio/Visual Technician (Corporate & Hotel) (Portland, OR)

Portland Audio/Visual company seeking qualified technicians. To apply, please forward a cover letter (with salary requirements), relevant employment history, resume, and professional references. Please no phone calls.

Candidates must have hands-on experience working directly with clients in AV event management situations plus additional experience coordinating and producing the technical aspects of an event. Minimum requirements are 2 years experience with audiovisual event management with significant technical background as an audiovisual technician. Experience must include exposure to corporate events and the hotel venue market.

This is not an AV Install, Film, TV, Radio, IT or Multimedia position. We are looking for a live event professional with particular emphasis in the corporate, hotel, and venue world.

Compensation & Benefits:
Salary range for this position is directly dependent on experience and overall creative talent and technical skills. Offering health insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, and paid time off.

Primary Roles:
- Coordinate and manage the logistical and technical aspects of an event.
- Perform as professional audiovisual technician labor on events.
- Assist with the active development of the company, through the completion of projects and essential tasks.

Description of Duties:
- Event Production/Technical Direction
- Coordinates logistical process to insure equipment pull, loading, and delivery to event venue.
- Manages self and crew to perform a professional and organized set with high standards to all artistic and technical elements.
- Coordinates logistical process to strike event and return all gear in excellent condition back into inventory systems.

- Audiovisual Technician
- Uses professional level abilities in sound, video, computers, projection, and/or lighting to perform high-level set-up, operation, and troubleshooting of audiovisual equipment.
- Interacts with client on a professional level at all times.
- Maintains concentration during events, anticipating problems, and in general contributing to the successful operation of an event.

Employee Responsibilities
- Responsible for actively engaging the company and its culture to create growth and profitability. This may involve the completion of essential tasks, R & D projects, new market analysis, and/or involvement on internal business development committees.
- Responsible for striving to understand, implement, and become an exemplar of company culture and know-how.
- Responsible for maintaining customer relationships company-wide.
- Responsible for protecting and maintaining the confidentiality of all trade secrets which includes but is not limited to customer/client lists, contracts, and contact information.

Special Requirements:
- Mature and professional mindset: The ideal candidate is artistically, technically, and operationally able to (1) use verbal and non-verbal cues for sensitive interpersonal communication, (2) establish, build, and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships, (3) quickly, efficiently, and flexibly create and change plans, and (4) effectively communicate inter-personally and inter-departmentally.
- Flexibility and commitment to a varying work schedule is a must. Business hours often extend into the evenings and weekends to accommodate the needs of an event.
- Professional dress code and corporate grooming standards required on most events.

General Experience/Capacities of a Successful Candidate:
• Valid Oregon State driver's license with clean driving record.
• Professional appearance based on company dress code guidelines.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint software.
• High proficiency with Windows XP, with Vista experience a plus.
• Understanding of computer operations in a networked environment.
• Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to think strategically, to organize components of a project, prioritize, and take initiative.
• Ability to work independently and to project professionalism both to external and internal clients.
• Ability to balance multiple duties within varying time constraints.
• Ability to work under time pressures and line available information from clients.
• Must be physically able to lift 60 lbs.

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Seeking Design Resumes

Dear PDXbackstage,

Theatre Vertigo is seeking resumes for its 2012-2013 season in the following areas:

Set Design
Costume Design
Prop Design

All positions are offered a stipend.

If you have worked with Theatre Vertigo in the last three years and want to work with us in our next season, it is not necessary to send a resume.

Please do, however, send a note with your interest and availability.

Our season will be announced at our Season Announcement Party on April 9.

Thanks, everyone!

Kerry Ryan

Theatre Vertigo

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