I have been on location and have not been able to update the blog as much as I would like. In addition, there have been a lot of scam/fake audition postings out there recently. Please always use your best judgement when responding to ads on craigslist and other online resources.
In addition, for those of you who have asked about PCS Generals, to my knowledge, the best way to learn about these is to sign up for their mailing list or call their audition hotline for those equity actors out there. I know that their generals were not posted on the main websites and listservs I review, so I am unsure of why this was so quiet this season. These were posted on the PCS Blog.
Please remember that this is a free service I am offering and I do my best to update at minimum once a week. My goal is to post daily audition notices, and I will continue to strive for this, however, I am a working actor and must pay the bills, so there may be slight delays at times.
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Imago Auditions TONIGHT!
May 22, 6PM Open Call – Equity and Non- Equity
17 SE 8th Avenue
Imago Theatre is holding auditions for its international tour of the company's acclaimed production "ZooZoo." Rehearsals begin August/September 2012. Tours are ongoing.
Compensation begins at $500 per week and includes per diem and housing when on tour. The company is looking for young men and women that have the physicality of an athlete, the timing of a comedian, the depth of an actor and the grace of a dancer.
The show is highly physical and is cast with performers ranging in age from 18 to 35 years old. Must be a US citizen or have legal residency to work in the US.
To audition, no prepared audition material is required. Arrive at 6PM on May 22nd and sign up. Allow two hours. The audition is held like a workshop. Wear athletic or dance wear. Please bring a photo or headshot, and a bio or resume.
If you have auditioned for this show in the past, you are welcome to audition again.
If you are attending the audition from out of town, please be aware that in order to be cast you must relocate to Portland and make it your residence.
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Source: PDX Backstage-------------------------------------
Hiring theatre instructors for summer teen workshop
Lunatic Fringe: Theatre Workshops for Teens is looking for theatre artists to teach at a summer theatre workshop intensive in SE Portland, starting end of July through August. All positions are paid.
An offshoot of Lunacy Stageworks Theatre Company, Lunatic Fringe is partnering with Ninth Grade Counts to help ease the transition from middle school to high school, and the majority of students will be At-Risk 13/14 year olds.
We provide high-quality training for teens by theatre professionals in each aspect of theatre through a five-week long, daily summer workshop. This workshop culminates in the creation and execution of original works based on students' personal stories written, designed, directed, and performed by the students.
Our Mission: Lunatic Fringe creates avenues where teens from all backgrounds challenge social and educational boundaries by taking ownership of their stories through theatre arts.
The summer camp program, Stage Your Story, goes as follows
July30th - August31st five weeks of instruction, eight hours a day, four days a week, with one week of rehearsals and two nights of performances. Program follows theatre process for production:
·Week 1: Concentration on collaboration, team building, trust building
·Week 2 and 3: Introduction to theatre and all aspects of theatrical process: theatre tech, design, directing, and the behind the scenes
·Week 4 and 5: students choose 1 aspect of theatre as focus (acting, tech, etc.) and work towards creation of a theatre piece, tech period combining all elements together; rehearsals / Two performances for an audience of family, peers, and general community
Morning: Instructors for writing, movement, homeroom and general activities
homeroom - check-in, reflective group-building, self-esteem, relationship skills, community
movement class - games and activities, trust building
playwrighting - academic/writing focus
Afternoon: Guest Artists teach workshop classes: acting/improv, storytelling, masks, theatre tech (lights, sound, props) theatre management, directing, scene/set, hair/makeup and costume design. Approx. 2 x per. week (3 hr. blocks) during afternoon workshops.
Reply to: We are hiring all positions. Please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 26th.Source: PDX Backstage
Calling all actors!
Miracle Theatre Group will be holding its general auditions on Saturday, May 26th!
Our 2012-2013 promises to be fun, featuring new works, classic and contemporary plays that will provide tremendous creative opportunities for local performers. Bilingual and Spanish-speaking actors are encouraged but Spanish-speaking is not required to audition! Actors who sing, play music, and/or dance are also highly encouraged to attend! Please see descriptions of the season’s offerings below.
Saturday, May 26th, noon to 4 p.m.
El Centro Milagro, 525 S.E. Stark St., Portland
Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition, and present two contrasting monologues not to exceed four minutes in total. Thank you!
Below is the announcement in Spanish, please help spread the word!
¡Llamando a todos los actores y actrices!
El Grupo Teatro Milagro estará realizando sus audiciones generales en pocas semanas. Nuestra temporada del 2012-2013 será muy divertida, obras originales generadas por la compañía, contemporáneas y clásicas. Los actores y actrices de todas las edades e inclinaciones son bienvenidos/as a las audiciones. Los actores y actrices de habla hispana están especialmente invitados/as ya que en el Milagro se presentarán obras en español y bilingües durante toda la temporada. Cantantes, bailarines y músicos también son muy invitados. Información sobre las obras de la temporada se pueden leer abajo
Sábado, 26 de mayo, de mediodia a 4 p.m.
El Centro Milagro, 525 S.E. Stark St., Portland
Por favor llame al 503-236-7253 o vía e-mail olga@milagro. org para hacer una cita para su audición o para más información.
Por favor traiga una fotografía y su currículo a la audición, y presente dos monólogos diferentes que no excedan los 4 minutos en total.
¡Esta información se puede compartir!
Miracle Theatre Group, the Northwest’s premier Latino arts and culture organization, announces its 2012-2013 season featuring an exciting line-up of four Miracle MainStage productions, including three world premieres. Miracle Theatre Group’s 2012-2013 season includes:
An original, bilingual celebration of the Day of the Dead created by Martín Milagro
OCTOBER 18 to NOVEMBER 11, 2012
Every year, the dead are commemorated in Portland’s longest-running Día de los muertos celebration. This year, we unearth the interwoven roots of pre-Hispanic customs and traditions found at the juncture of life and death. Are we but dreaming and awake only when we die? Through music, dance and legend, we explore that thin veil that separates our world from the realm of our indigenous ancestors.
Una celebración bilingüe original del Día de la muertos, creada por Martín Milagro
18 de octubre – 11 de noviembre de 2012
Cada año los muertos son conmemorados en la celebración más antigua del Día de los muertos en Portland. Este año desenterramos las raíces entrelazadas de las costumbres y tradiciones prehispánicas que se encuentran en la coyuntura de la vida y la muerta. ¿Estaremos en un sueño del que despertamos solo al morir? A través de la música, baile y leyendas indígenas, exploramos el velo delgado que separa nuestro mundo del de nuestros antepasados.
A riotous tragicomedy adapted from Fernando de Rojas’ classic Spanish Golden Age novel
FEBRUARY 7 to MARCH 2, 2013
Presented in Spanish with easy-to-follow supertitles in English
In this bigger-than-life comedy, Calisto is a young and impulsive nobleman who's fallen madly in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich businessman. But to win her over, the lovesick Calisto resorts to the less-than-pure magic of La Celestina, a bawdy sorceress whose scheming touches off a string of events with startling consequences. Dressed in Golden Age finery, this seriously funny critique of human nature remains as potent today as when it launched Spain’s literary renaissance in 1499.
Una tragicomedia adaptada de la novela clásica escrita por Fernando de Rojas
7 de febrero – 2 de marzo de 2013
Presentada en español con supertítulos en inglés
Patrocinada por Josie Mendoza y Hugh Mackworth
Calisto es un noble joven e impulsivo que se ha enamorado perdidamente de Melibea, la hija de un hombre de negocios muy rico. Pero para conquistarla, Calisto acude a la menos que limpia magia de la Celestina, una hechicera tosca cuyas intrigas desata una cadena de acontecimientos con desafortunadas consecuencias. Con los costumbres elegantes del Siglo de Oro, esta divertida crítica de la naturaleza humana sigue siendo tan relevante hoy como cuando lanzó el renacimiento literario de España en 1499.
A new play in English by Caridad Svich
MARCH 21 to APRIL 13, 2013
Single-mom Roly lives in a dusty Texas border town that everyone longs to escape. She’s never seen anything like Guapa, a natural-born athlete with a fiery ambition to become an international soccer star. When Guapa joins Roly’s family, everyone’s life is turned upside down. With only one shot to reach the big leagues from the barrio, how can Guapa convince the non-believers to let go of their doubts, spread their wings and fly? This inspiring story will have you cheering in the aisles!
National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
Una obra nueva de Caridad Svich
21 marzo – 13 abril de 2013
Roly, quien es mamá-soltera, vive en un pueblo polvoriento fronterizo de Texas del que todos sueñan con escapar. Nunca se ha topado con alguien como Guapa, una atleta natural con el fuego de la ambición y el deseo de convertirse en una estrella internacional de futbol. La vida de todos se vuelve bocabajo cuando Guapa se une a la familia de Roly. Con una sola oportunidad para llegar a las grandes ligas desde su barrio, ¿cómo podrá convencer Guapa a los que no creen a que dejen a un lado sus dudas, extiendan sus alas y empiecen a volar? ¡Esta historia inspiradora te mantendrá echando porras desde tu asiento!
DANCE FOR A DOLLAR
An original dance theatre production created by Mariana Carreño King and Daniel Jáquez
MAY 2-25, 2013
New York City can be a lonely place. But there’s a little dance hall in Queens called Club Las Palmas, where a man can take the hand of a woman, embrace his culture and whirl away the cold. In Las Palmas, the muchachas que bailan run the joint and serve up los hombres a little homestyle dignity. Check your worries at the door and feel your body come to life among the joyful sounds of duranguense, folklórico and cumbia!
DANCE FOR A DOLLAR
Una producción de danza y teatro creada por Mariana Carreño King y Daniel Jáquez
2-25 de mayo de 2013
Nueva York puede ser un lugar solitario pero hay un pequeño salón de baile en Queens llamado Club Las Palmas, donde un hombre puede tomar la mano de una mujer, abrazar su cultura y gira a un lado el frio. En Las Palmas, las muchachas que bailan son las mandan y les sirven un poco de dignidad casera a los hombres. ¡Déja tus preocupaciones en la puerta y siente tu cuerpo lleno de vida entre los alegres sonidos de duranguense, folklórico y cumbia!
Please call 503-236-7253 or email olga@milagro. org to reserve your audition appointment, or if you have any questions.Source: PDX Backstage
Oregon Children's Theatre - 2012/2013 Season General Auditions
Oregon Children's Theatre is now taking reservations for 2012/2013 Season General Auditions to be held on June 21st - June 24th. In our 25th anniversary season, six mainstage productions--including 3 musicals and a commission--will be performed weekday mornings and weekends during the school year. The Educational Theatre Program, OCT's collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, will also be auditing our adult auditions for touring productions that visit area schools throughout the year. All roles at OCT are paid; we are not able to offer AEA contracts at this time.
--We are seeking both youth ages 8-18 and adults. Students will be grouped by age; adult auditions (June 23rd & 24th only) will be held individually.
--Please bring 2 copies of your headshot & resume to the audition; photocopies are okay. Students - if you don't have a headshot, a current school photo is acceptable.
--All auditioners should prepare a one-minute monologue.
--Not all auditioners will be asked to sing, but you may prepare 16 bars to be sung a cappella if you wish (accompaniment is not provided).
More information about our audition process is available at: http://www.octc.org/about/auditions
You can learn about the 2012/13 season of shows here: http://www.octc.org/onstage/upcoming
To find out about the Educational Theatre Program, look here: http://www.octc.org/schoolservices/etp
Reply to: Auditions are held by appointment only, please call our office at 503.228.9571 to schedule.
Source: PDX Backstage
CASTING for summer short film (Portland, OR)
We are looking for these characters: (Karen 20s), Patty (late 20s-early 30s) Mother (late 20s-early 30s), Child (4-6), Husband (60s-70s), Wife (60s-70s), Doctor (male or female (30-40). Please spread the word and let us know if you are interested in being cast in the film.
Please reply with headshot, full name, phone number and email address.
Casting calls will be held the first week of June in Beaverton, OR.
If you are interested in acting for the film please be available from July 5th thru July 9th. This date may change based on other crew and talent availability. Thank you for your interest in our project.
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Casting Female Minor Role
Casting for student thesis film.
25-30 year old woman - average build - has a unique energy about her. Skater/punk/California vibe.
Few lines. No pay, but meals provided on set. Shooting project on 16MM - can be a great opportunity to build up your reel!
Must be available May 26th and May 27th 7p-midnight
Email head shot and resume if interested. Thanks!
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Volunteers For -- Independent Short Film (SW Garden Home / PSU Campus)
Anyone 20 to 60 years old
Speaking roles and featured extras
No previous acting experience needed for extras
Volunteers are top priority
Independent short film Let Go
Portland State University senior project
SW Garden Home
Portland State Campus
June 2nd and 3rd
Contact email@example.com with
A picture and contact information
Previous experience if possible
A brief reason how you would benefit the production or why you want to be apart of the project
Questions or inquiries.
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actress needed for short comedy (portland)
we are looking for an fun loving actress 21-30 who can play in a silly role in our gross-out short comedy about the renaissance. The scene is pretty simple, our hero is trotting past an attractive girl wearing a corset who is squirming on the sidewalk. After suddenly sneezing her corset rips exposing she is pregnant and in labor. in attempt to help her give birth, she instead accidentally cracks a noisy flatulent!
Its a super stupid movie, but its going to be hilarious. All you need to do is act like a typical 1600 wench (accent if you can), and be able to rock a corset. If your pregnant already that is a bonus, but of course not needed.
if you are up for it, send us your resume and a headshot/bodyshot.
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Actors for two short videos (Portland)
Looking for actors for two short videos about Portland and the two hostels here. In need of three guys and one woman. Need to be in your early 20s, comfortable being in front of the camera, and saying some short lines. Super great if you have an accent. We want you to look like you are a traveler staying at the hostel and out enjoying Portland. Travelers are coming from all over the world and we are looking for that kind of ethnicity. These videos are going to be fun and fast paced.
Will need a commitment for a day. Flexible with when this happens to accommodate the people we want to use. Done before the end of June. In return you will get the video, $50.00, and food along the way. I know, not much, but this is being done thru a small grant to help promote the hostels and hosteling in general.
If interested, please send a photo or two of yourself, contact info, and share where you are from if you like. Also send your availability in June.
This ad is being done by the videographer and not the hostels, so please do not contact them directly. I will be in touch with the people we feel will work best for the two videos.
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