Thursday, July 12, 2012

Auditions: Thursday, July 12, 2012

This post contains auditions posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012.

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**Paid Projects**


Auditions for Sarah Ruhl's "The Clean House"
Lunacy Stageworks is happy to announce that we are holding auditions for our upcoming production of Sarah Ruhl's "The Clean House".

Auditions will be held this coming Monday, July 16th, from 5 - 9 P.M. at the Sellwood Masonic Lodge (7126 SE Milwaukie Ave.). Callbacks will be at the same location the following evening from 6 - 9 P.M.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a copy of your head shot and resume to the audition. If you can email us a copy as well, it really helps us!

The show begins rehearsals August 6th, opens September 21st, and closes October 13th. A small level of compensation is available through Lunacy's profit sharing policy.

We are really excited about this show! Hope to see you there!


LANE: A doctor. She wears white. She does not like to clean.

MATILDE: Lane's cleaning lady. She wears black. She is Brazilian. She has a refined sense of deadpan.

VIRGINIA: Lane's sister. She loves to clean.

CHARLES: Lane's husband. A compassionate surgeon. He is childlike underneath his white coat. Also plays Matilde's father.

Reply to:  To reserve an audition time please call or email our Production Manager, Greg Barrett, at: (425)802-9471 or

Source:  PDX Backstage
"Grand Hotel - The Musical" Auditions Lakewood

Grand Hotel - The Musical - Director Bruce Blanchard is seeking men and women for the Portland area premiere of Tommy Tune's Grand Hotel. Auditions will be MONDAY JULY 16 and Tuesday July 17th 2012.  Call backs and dance call Monday July 23 by invitation only. Call 503-635-3901 to schedule an appointment. Performance dates: January 11, 2013 - February 17, 2013. All roles are paid.  One Equity contract available.

Location: Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Grand Hotel is directed by Bruce Blanchard. The musical director is Mont Chris Hubbard.


    Please bring a current headshot & resume.
    Prepare approximately 32 bars of a song.
    Sides will be available at the audition and a prepared monologue is NOT required.
    Bring your calendar and be prepared to list all conflicts. Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.


Grand Hotel opens Jan. 11, 2013 and continues through  Feb. 17, 2013. Performances are Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30 PM, some Sundays at 7:00 PM and some Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. Music rehearsals begin the last week of November. Lakewood Theatre Company features an intimate 220-seat theatre located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. 

It’s 1928, and the optimism between World Wars is in full swing. Based on the novel by Vicki Baum and subsequent MGM feature film, the musical captures the high life and optimism of Berlin in 1928. The hotel brings together rich characters, both wealthy and poor, where “one life ends while another begins,” and “one heart breaks while another beats faster.”

Music and lyrics for Grand Hotel are by Robert Wright & George Forrest. The book is by Luther Davis and is based on Vicki Baum's novel Grand Hotel. The show is by arrangement with Turner Broadcasting Co. Owner of the motion picture Grand Hotel.  Additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Bruce Blanchard directs Lakewood’s production, a premiere for the Portland area.

Role Breakdowns

All roles are open and all receive remuneration.
Colonel-Doctor Otternschlag: Male, 50s-60s, grievously wounded by gas and shrapnel and grotesquely torn in body and soul by the ravages of World War I, a cynical ruined man, a morphine addict and the narrator of the play. Sing but does not dance. Character voice, nuanced, mid-range.
Erik: Male, 20s-early 30s, an intelligent, young assistant concierge, ambitious, sensitive, about to start a family. Tenor or high lyric baritone.
Hermann Preysing: Male, late 30s-50s, the General Director of a large textile mill. He is an honest businessman slowly descending into illegal compromise as his company drifts dangerously toward bankruptcy. Sings but does not dance. Generally mid-range. At close, F# in staff. Could be “spoken.”
Flaemmchen: Female, early 20s, a very attractive young woman with theatrical ambitions but weighed down with a dark secret. She longs to escape her limited and corruptive existence and get from Berlin to Hollywood to follow in the footsteps of Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo. Show business voice but not a big belt. Low to Mid-range. Must dance.
Otto Kringelein: Male, late 30s–early 40s, not old but a mortally ill, sickly and dying Jewish bookkeeper from a small town. He is a faithful employee who has cashed in everything for one last chance at life. Sings and dances. Character voice. “Thinner” tenor than the Baron but as high (A). Voice credible as an ailing man who is still engaging in life.
Baron Felix Von Gaigern: Male, 20s-30s, a charming, dashing, handsome, athletic, optimistic yet broke, seductive young man-about-town now down on his luck but struggling to keep up appearances. Must sing and dance. Trained voice, rich, expressive. High tenor. Many high A’s.

Raffaela: Female, 30s-40s, the confidante, secretary and dresser to (and secretly in love with) the great ballerina, Grushinskaya. Passionate and devoted, she has been saving and investing her money in the hope to live out her life with the ballerina in romantic bliss in Italy. Sings, does not dance. Mid-range but rich, elegant, almost an art song voice. Think Elizabeth Schwartzkopf as mezzo or lower. *Russian accent.
Elizaveta Grushinskaya: Female, mid 40s to mid 50s, the fabled Russian ballerina making an eighth farewell tour. Must be able to believably do some bar work and, hopefully, execute some ballet moves. Must sing. This still-beautiful, world-famous, about-to-retire Prima Ballerina requires a convincing French cabaret style ala Edith Piaf. Low to Mid-range. * Russian accent.
The Two Jimmys: Male, late 20s-early 30s, African-American nightclub entertainers from North Carolina and South Carolina, comedic and very charismatic, on the order of the Nicholas Brothers and/or Bobby Short. Excellent singers/dancers. Tenor (high G) & Baritone who can hold a harmony easily.
Bolero Couple:
The Countess: Female, an exotic and mysterious hotel guest. Blind. Does not need to sing but if she does, all the better. Excellent dancer. Strong ballet and partnering background a must as well as ability to execute lifts and performs Bolero/Ballroom dance feature.
The Gigolo: Male, the romantic and masculine hotel guest, devoted partner of the Countess. Does not need to sing but if he does, all the better. Must be an excellent dancer. Strong ballet and partnering background is a must as well as the ability to execute lifts and performs Bolero/Ballroom dance feature.
Madame Peepee: Female, any age, Lavatory Attendant who despises the frivolous ways of the rich. Character voice. Mid-High. D flat in staff.
Zinnowitz: Male, 30s-50s, an attorney in Berlin of somewhat questionable methods. Character voice. Mid- Range or could be “spoken.”
Rohna: Usually male (may cast as female), 40s-50s, hotel general manager, a martinet, the Grand Concierge, predatory and dominating hotel manager, the smiling face and representative of Grand Hotel who is less than ingratiating to the staff behind the scenes. Must sing and dance.
Chauffeur: Male, early 20s-late 30s, gangster posing as a chauffeur, violent, tough and threatening leg breaker for Algerian mob boss. Must sing and dance. *Cockney, Spanish or Italian accent.
Sandor: Male, 30s-50s, a high strung and passionate theatre impresario of a failing ballet company. Sings and dances. *Hungarian accent.
Witt: Male, late 40s-50s, company manager of Grusinkaya’s ballet troupe and warm old friend and associate of the ballerina. Sings and dances.
Trude: Female, early 20s, a maid and friend to Flaemmchen. Also has high aspirations of going to America.
Additional ensemble lines and some small solos for female telephone operators, disgruntled male scullery workers, hotel courtesan, tootsies, bellboys and a detective.

Special note: There are some great dance numbers in this piece, so experienced dancers who can sing in unison are also strongly encouraged to audition. *Accents required only where specified

Jami Chatalas Blanchard
503 330 6227

Reply to:  Call 503-635-3901 to schedule an appointment

Source:  PDX Backstage


**Unpaid or No Pay Specified**


Hillsboro Artist’s Regional Theatre - AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Hillsboro Artist’s Regional Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for Knives in Hens by David Harrower, directed by Devan McCoy.

 Brief synopsis:  In a pre-industrial landscape, an unsettling and threatening love triangle emerges between the young woman, the ploughman and the hated miller.   As the young woman journeys from ignorance to knowledge, her liberation is found through language and her need to name things to understand their place and hers in the world.
We are looking for actors who can play the following age ranges* for the lead roles:
Young Woman: A field-hand; Mid- teen to mid-20s
“Pony” William: A ploughman; Mid 20s –mid 30s
Gilbert Horn: A miller: Mid 20s –mid 30s
*All actors must be 18.

 Rehearsal and Production dates:

Rehearsals begin the week of September 17th.

Performance dates are as follows:  October 26 – Nov 11th

All performances will be at the HART theatre in downtown Hillsboro


Auditions will be held on:

Friday July 27t :(Pythian Hall)  6:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday July 28th: (HART Space) 10am -1pm

Callbacks - Monday July 30th:  (HART Space) 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location (27th):

Pythian Hall, (Around the corner from HART Space, Upstairs)

 151 SE Second St., 2nd floor,

Hillsboro, OR

Location (28th and 30th):

Hillsboro Artists Regional Theater

185 SE Washington St

 Hillsboro, OR

Actors wishing to be considered for roles should be available for callbacks, have access to reliable transportation, and be available and willing to rehearse and perform in Hillsboro.
Audition Format:

Auditioners will only be required to do cold readings from the script.

 However, actors wishing to prepare two contrasting monologues not longer than 2 minutes total are encouraged to do so and will be given time to perform them. Please ensure that your monologue choices are age and character appropriate.  Please dress comfortably and be prepared for movement.

Request an Audition Slot:
To be considered for an audition slot, please contact the director at  If available, please include an electronic resume in PC format (Word or PDF format) and attached headshot (JPG format) by Friday July 20th, 2012. Please also include your preference for an audition day/time on the scheduled audition dates (July 27th and 28th).  For information about HART Theatre, visit or call 503-693-7815.

All roles are volunteer.

Reply to: with the above requested info

Source:  PDX Backstage


Staged Reading audition

In The Middle
Auditioning for a one night staged reading on August 6 at PAC of a new play by local playwright/director, Kevin Yell.

Looking for 1 woman (aged mid 20's, able to play MTF transsexual), 1 man (energetic, engaging mid 40's), 1 teenage boy (age 16-17) and 1 teenage girl (age14-15). Audition will be held July 16th.

This will be a volunteer/unpaid venture.

Reply to:  Call 503-367-2620 for more information.  If you need more information about this notice, or to receive sides for audition please email Kevin Yell at

Source:  PDX Backstage


**Technical Opportunities**


**No Pay Specified**

Call for Sketches

The sun may be shining in Portland now,

But before we know it, Autumn will be upon us, and with it, rain, but more importantly… HALLOWEEN!

And Post5 Theatre is looking to collect your creative juices for our second Death/Sex installment, their Spooktacular Sextraveganza!

We are looking to use all original work for this Death/Sex. Whether you have a piece written, or want to crack your knuckles, pour yourself a brandy and write a submission just for the show, we want to see what you've got!

Submissions must meet the following criteria:
: : fall under the umbrella of sketch-comedy
: : 2-12 minutes in length
: : sleek, sexy, dark and dirty
: : either monologues or scenes are welcome
: : does not require insane production value (unfortunately, no pyrotechnics)
: : correlates with the theme of Death/Sex: Halloween

The deadline for all submissions is August 15th and decisions will be made
by the end of the month. Rehearsals will start the beginning of September
and will open the first week of October. Although it is a possibility it is
not guaranteed  that you will be preforming or directing your work.
Depending on the material chosen and the other needs of the show, Post5
will be assigning directors and casting the production. If you have
interest in that as well, please include that in your submission.

Finally, if you know someone that would be interested please feel free to pass this email on as long as they live in Portland. We want to keep it local!

We look forward to have the sensuous pleasure of reviewing your work. Hope to hear from you soon!

Thank You,
Katherine M Lewis
Death/Sex: Halloween
Post5 Theater


Phillip J. Berns
Company Member
Marketing Director
Post5 Theatre

Reply to:  Send all submissions in an attached Word or RTF document to

Source:  PDX Backstage
**No Pay Specified**
Call for Scripts - Part Time Playhouse (monthly post)

Playwrights, Directors, and Actors.  Perform your scripts on Part Time Playhouse!  The show doesn't happen without the participation of local writers.

Go here to download the info:  PTP Call for Scripts

Haven't seen PTP yet?  Go here to watch it online:  PTP on YouTube

Staged readings and off-book shows are our favorite performances to present.

Next Episode on August 5:  Plays by Kate Belden and Tayllor Johnson.

Part Time Playhouse is a no cost service to writers of theatre, and training for a volunteer television crew. 

None of the series footage will ever be sold for financial profit.

I read everything sent, and program the show according to my own tastes, which are fairly broad.  There's no selection committee.

We always need plays, so send yours in today!

Archie Washington
Producer / Director
Part Time Playhouse

Reply to:  Go here to download the info:  PTP Call for Scripts

Source:  PDX Backstage


**No Pay Specified**

Valley Repertory Theatre: Stage Manager position open

Valley Repertory Theatre has an opening for a Stage Manager for their upcoming original, devised piece: A Break in the Clouds. Please review the dates below and contact the Production Manager, Tara Beanblossom ( if you are interested!

1st Rehearsal: 7/30
Tech Week (Costume Parade will be scheduled sometime this week as well): 9/10-9/14
Q to Q: 9/13-9/14
Dress: 9/17-9/19
Performances: 9/20-23, 9/27-30, 10/4-7

A Break in the Clouds: Stories of Newberg
An original play exploring true, local stories
September 20-23, 27-30; October 4-7, 2012
Directed by Caleb Thurston

A man stands in an Oregon downpour, staring up toward a overcast sky. What is he waiting for? Each long, dark winter we wonder if spring will ever return to the valley. Based on true stories told by diverse residents as well as research of local historical figures, this original play brings to life the tales of Newberg’s dreamers, past and present. The stories of our neighbors promise to surprise and inspire us.

Presented with the collaboration of the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition.

Tara N. Beanblossom
Production Manager
Valley Repertory Theatre

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Source:  PDX Backstage

Puppet Coordinator (Hillsboro)

General Summary

Coordinates and supports all aspects of puppet fabrication. Working with Puppet Fab management team, plans and schedules specific puppet fab related tasks, tracks productivity, reports on productivity and evaluates potential obstacles to completion. Working with the Creative Supervisor, Puppet Fabrication and Puppet Fabrication Supervisor, the Puppet Coordinator makes adjustments to plan to conform with and meet production's larger scheduling and budgeting goals.

Essential Job Functions

• Working with management team, plans, estimates and schedules puppet fabrication tasks including but not limited to sculpting, armature fabrication, molding, casting and paint.
• Evaluating and supporting the needs of each fabrication group falling under the puppet fabrication department.
• Formulating schedules for all the artists and fabrication groups to ensure that the priorities of each department are produced in a timely manner.
• Coordinating the puppet fabrication build-out and day-to-day operations to insure equipment, materials, health & safety, storage, employee relations, and budget objectives are met.
• Ensuring that all Puppet Fabrication employees are properly aware of production priorities, deadlines, health and safety guidelines and relevant working procedures.
• Together with the Creative Supervisor, Puppet Fabrication and the Puppet Fabrication Supervisor, calling and/or attending any relevant production meetings, and ensuring that proper notes are made and relevant information appropriately distributed.
• Formulating a system for reporting to Puppet Fabrication Supervisor and Producer, a weekly update on the progress on all departments and projects.
• Assists the Puppet Fabrication Supervisor in tracking costs for the department budget.


• B.S./B.A. in film, art or related field or equivalent combination of education/or experience.
• 3 years of related experience.
• Experience coordinating groups of people.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Ability to plan, schedule and monitor progress across multiple, interdependent departments.
• Having an understanding of materials and processes used in character fabrication.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Basic word processing, Excel and scheduling software skills.
• Preferred experience of more than one year of experience running puppet-related fabrication crews on a feature film with specific experience in puppet fabrication techniques and methods.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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Source:  Craigslist


Dari Translation Needed for Short Non-Profit Video (Portland)

Hi! John from New Sky Productions here. We are producing a short video for a Non-Profit organization that operates in Afghanistan and are looking for someone that is fluent in English and Dari. We need around 2 hours of spoken Dari interviews transcribed then translated into English for subtitling. We can provide you with the audio files to use while working from home or your are welcome to come into our studio located in Portland to work from one of our edit stations. Please email any translation experience you have, a little information about yourself, your availability and your hourly rates. Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon John.

Compensation: Hourly - Dependant on experience.

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Producer/Director (Tri-Cities, WA)

Tri-Cities, Washington agency is seeking qualified applicants to fill a producer/director position. We are looking for a full-time employee to join our staff producing television and radio commercials.

Do you want to re-locate to a creative environment in the sunny Tri-Cities?

Assist Account Executives on sales calls presenting marketing plans, promotions and commercial messaging concepts.

Demonstrated abilities in writing and producing
Experience editing and shooting

Final Cut & After Effects experience a plus

Knowledge of electronic field production and lighting

Ability to work under pressure of deadlines

Benefits include health insurance & 401k

If interested, please respond to this ad with resume and link to your reel.

Location: Tri-Cities, WA

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