Thursday, October 4, 2012

Auditions: Thursday, October 04, 2012

This post contains auditions posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012.

I am opening up a discussion that hasn't happened in a while, and I encourage everyone to chime in.  

Craigslist:  Ever since the "adult" section disappeared, it has become harder to determine the legitimate ads from those that are either "adult" related, or scams.  I don't want anything to ever happen to someone attending an audition found on this blog from Craigslist.  As a working actor, I have booked a number of paid gigs using Craigslist, but am always using my best judgement on what I reply to.
  • What are your thoughts on using Craigslist as a resource in Portland, Oregon to find work.  Have you had any success with this?

  • Do you feel I should remove Craigslist as one of my sources on this blog to make it more professional for everyone visiting?

  • For those in crew/behind the scenes roles, do you use Craigslist when seeking actors/crew for your projects?  Have you had any success?
I am considering removing Craigslist as a source on my blog altogether, but wanted to reach out to the community before I do this to get some feedback.  Chat in the box below. 

Also, for those of you who travel up to the Seattle area for work, which I know this number to be growing, would you want me to start back up the Seattle Auditions Blog again?  There is plenty of paid work there, but I didn't know if this was in demand. 
  • Do you currently travel to the Seattle area for work, and would you benefit from a Seattle Auditions Blog?   Chat in the box below.
 Thanks for visiting the blog.


**Paid Projects**


Imago AuditionsIn the event you missed the first audition, here's a chance to attend this one.

Imago Audition -New Company (Round Two)

Tues Oct 23 at 6PM open call

Equity and non-equity

Imago Theatre is launching a new company that will focus on movement and dance for the stage. With influences from Alwin Nikolais and other movement choreographers, the new company will explore a fusion of stage animation, movement and dance. The new company will present work in Portland and on national tours.
To audition arrive at 6PM on Tues Oct 23 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue. This audition is not open to those that auditioned for Imago in Sept (9/5.).  No prepared audition material is necessary. Bring photo and resume if available. Wear dance or athletic wear. The audition will be held like a workshop.  Allow 2 hours to complete the audition. If you can’t make this time, email us to request another time slot.

Imago is seeking movement actors and dancers that are 18 years and older that are based in Portland, Oregon to be cast in the new company. If you are not based in Portland, please contact us at the email below. If you are a minor (under 18 years old), you may audition but you must receive guardian or parent permission, contact us by email to get pre-registered. You must be able to legally work in the US or have US citizenship.

Imago will be casting 7 to 10 new members for this company. Movement skills that reveal comedy, drama, dance, acrobatics and athleticism will be considered.  Rehearsals for the new company will begin in late September and will be ongoing and will revolve around each company member’s availability. Rehearsals may take place in the day or evening (determined by the make-up of the company.) Compensation is available.

Reply to:  For questions email below:

Source:  PDX Backstage


 Mature African-American actorHi all,

Portland Revels (producers of the Christmas Revels at the Scottish Rite - Dec 7 thru 16, 2012) is looking to cast a 55+ African American man in a small supporting role in this year's production.

This is a paid position although Revels cannot currently hire AEA actors. Inexperienced actors are encouraged to apply. This is a small role in a very supportive environment.


- Bruce H.

Reply to:  Anyone who is interested in more information should email headshot/resume to me at

Source:  PDX Backstage


 Reminder- Christmas Belles auditions this Sunday and MondaySerendipity Players is holding open auditions for all roles in "Christmas Belles." Auditions will be held in the evening on October 7th and 8th, from 7:00 to 9:00 at Serendipty Playhouse, 500 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660. Headshots and resumes are suggested but not required. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. All parts are available to actors of any ethnicity unless otherwise noted. The ages stated are a guideline only.

The roles:

Frankie- late 30's, very pregnant, worried about her family
Twink- late 30's/early 40's, recently jailed for accidentally starting a fire
Honey Rae- 40's, in charge of the Christmas pageant, feuding with Geneva
Geneva- 50's/60's, former pageant organizer, feuding with Honey Rae
Rhonda Lynn- 40's, a friend of Frankie's with a secret
Gina Jo- 20's, Frankie's daughter, romantically involved with Justin
Patsy- 40's the town snob

Dub- late 30's, Frankie's husband, working as a department store Santa
John- 30's/40's- the local sheriff, with eyes for at least one of the sisters
Justin- 20's, interim preacher, dating Gina Jo
Raynerd- 30's/40's/50's, works with Rhonda Lynn, childlike

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin October 15th and the schedule will be based upon the availability of the cast. Performances are November 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8:00, December 2, 9, 16 at 2:00.
This is a volunteer, non-equity production. There should be a small stipend to cover some expenses.

Reply to:  If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to, or call Tony at 971-563-3661.

Source:  PDX Backstage


 Audition Notice: Stop Kiss, by Diana SonBrand new theatre company seeks actors for first production of Stop Kiss by Diana Son. Auditions will be held at MilePost 5 (900 Northeast 81st Avenue) in the church theatre space on Saturday, October 6th. The production goes up on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 and will run through January 20th, 2013 with a total of 8 performances. For actors interested in auditioning, please respond to this e-mail (subject line Stop Kiss Audition) with a headshot and resume and a time slot for which you wish to be scheduled:


After being scheduled for a time to read, you will be sent a side or two that you will be asked to become familiar with. Being off-book isn’t a necessity. Sides will also be provided at the auditions for those who do not bring their assigned scenes with them. The roles actors will be considered for are as follows:

Callie, late 20s to early 30s.
Sara, mid-20s to early 30s.
George, late 20s to early 30s.
Peter, mid-20s to early 30s.
Mrs. Winsley, late 30s to mid-40s.
Detective Cole, late 30s to mid-40s.
Nurse, late 30s to mid-40s. (The Nurse and Mrs. Winsley can be played by the same actor.)

A stipend will be provided for participation in this production.

Side note: this production is also seeking a stage manager. For those interested, please respond to this e-mail and more production and rehearsal details will be provided.

Hope to see lots of fresh and talented new faces to get this new and exciting theatre company off the ground!

-Jon Wash

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Source:  PDX Backstage


Auditions for Portland Shakespeare Project’s Third Season (Summer 2013)
Will Be Held at Artists Repertory Theatre on Sunday, October 14
and Tuesday, October 16

For your audition, please prepare a lighter Shakespearean monologue or soliloquy and a
piece that demonstrates your use of language by Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw or
Charles Dickens. Please make sure that the total time for both pieces does not exceed 4

Auditions on Sunday October 14, will take place from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.
Auditions on Tuesday, October 16, will take place from 3:30 to 9:00 pm.
All auditions will take place at Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison Street,

Portland, Oregon 97205.

If you would like to audition, please email us at Please let us
know the date and time you would like to audition, and we will do our best to accommodate
your request. When you email us, please include your headshot and resume.
All roles are open. Both AEA actors and non-AEA actors are invited to audition. All
positions will be paid.

Callbacks will be held mid-November 2012.

Rehearsals will begin on or about June 4, 2013, and run through August 4, 2013.

Thank you,
Michael Mendelson
Artistic Director

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Source:  Private Submission


**Unpaid or No Pay Specified**



East of Yesterday & Xmas Dei
We seek actors who are quick studies and comfortable with doubling, in some cases tripling, their roles. Our goal is to make this an off-book show. Rehearsals will be at the CoHo Theater (Portland) and MetroEast Community Media (Gresham). Availability is a key component to the success of the show. (See Proposed Rehearsal Schedule)

Productions will be presented back to back in a 1-hour broadcast before Live TV Cameras and a Live Studio Audience. Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts.

Both plays are written by Archie B. Washington and will be directed by A. Nannette Taylor. This is a non-paying gig. There will be snacks and beverages at most rehearsals, a meal on the day of show, and all talent will receive DVDs of the episode.

For any questions not answered here, please contact Archie.

AUDITIONS in NE Portland
Wed Oct 10, 7-10p

Thu Oct 11, 7-10p


Mon Oct 15, 7-10p

by Jeffrey T. Gardner

Adapted for television
by Archie B. Washington

Ebon lived a low life and still hates the world. But Vivian sees through his bluster to his desperation for redemption. Will he let her help him out of his hell?

EBON - M, 30s
VIVIAN – F, 30s
HOMELESS POET, M, 30s / SLIM, M, 40s,(doubled)
BARISTA, F, 30s / METH GIRL, 20s, (doubled)
BILLY, M, 40s / TRAIN HOPPER, 40s, (doubled)

XMAS DEI, a comedy
by Archie B. Washington

What if The Rapture happened on Christmas Day, and Satan came down the chimney in a Santa suit? One suburban family will find out.


GRANPA – M, Mid 50s
DAUGHTER – F, late teens
MOM – F, Mid 30s
DAD – M, Mid 30s

SATAN – M, Ageless

Proposed Rehearsal Schedule

REHEARSALS @ CoHo Theater, NW Portland
Sat Oct 20, 2-5p
Sun Oct 21, 6-9p
Tue Oct 23, 7-10p
Sat Oct 27, 2-5p
Sun Oct 28, 6-9p
Tue Oct 30, 7-10p
Sat Nov 03, 2-5p
Tue Nov 06, 7-10p
Sat Nov 10,1130a-230p
Sun Nov 11, 6-9p
Thu Nov 15, 7-10p (unconfirmed)
Sat Nov 17, 1130a-230p
Sun Nov 18, 2-5p
Mon Nov 19, 7-10p
Thu Nov 29, 7-10p (unconfirmed)

TECH REHEARSALS @ MetroEast Community Media, Gresham
Sat Nov 24, 2-5p
Sun Nov 25, 4-9p
Sat Dec 01, 4-9p

DAY OF SHOW @ MetroEast Community Media, Gresham
Sun Dec 02, 4-9p

Reply to:  Inquiries to Archie Washington,

Source:  Private Submission


 Buddha & The Superman auditionsAuditions for staged reading of orignal play tonight at Milepost5 7-9pm. There will be a staged reading and a televised reading Nov 4 and Nov 26th.

This play is in the vein of Sam Shepard. I'm seeking actors who aren't afraid to walk on the edge, who love language and who will give a brilliant, committed reading.

Ray - 40 year old burn out, dreamer and spoiled man-child.

Ella - 25-40 - Ray's longtime companion who is sick and tired of... well, everything.

Buddha - Vietnam vet who seems to know the answers to the great questions.

Cheryl - Timeless, tattoo artist who crashlands into Ray and Ella's life like a comet.

Ski - 50 year old repair man, jack-of-all-trades who spends vast amount of time drinking Ray's beer and watching sports on the TV with the air conditioner on.

Come out tonight for the reading. I promise it will not be torture. The rest is up to you.


Reply to:  Rex Hoss Thompson (playwright/director) via email at or by phone at 530-941-9661

Source:  PDX Backstage


 Circle Theatre Project - LITTLE WOMEN AuditionsMonday, October 8 ~ 7:00PM ~ 9:00PM

Metropolitan Community Church
2400 N.E. Broadway
N.E. Portland, OR

Several actors needed:

Marmee: 40 to 45 Mother. Quiet, sweet tempered woman. Underneath she is firm, but she rules her household withkindness rather than force. Dignified.

Meg: Age 16, pretty, sweet face. Dress and manner is dainty.

Jo: Age 15 Tomboy of the family. Seems all legs and arms...awkward.
Enjoys a rather careless appearance.

Hannah: Age 50+ Housekeeper. She is one of the family, having been with the March family since the girls were born. Slight Irish dialect. Utterly devoted to the family. Capable. Firm with the girls.
Does delight in spoiling occasionally.

Sally Moffatt: Age 15, dainty pretty girl. Speaks with gushing
sweetness and pronounces the letter "r" as if it were a "w".

All other roles have been cast. All roles are PAID.

Auditions will be cold readings only. Sides will be provided.

To schedule your audition appointment, please reply directly to Actorchick through PDXbackstage. If you are unable to make your scheduled audition time we will appreciate advance notice. Thank you.

Rehearsals will begin Sunday, October 21st.

LITTLE WOMEN will run for eight performances at IFCC/Ethos Theatre on N.Interstate in North Portland, Thursday through Sunday, evening performances only ~ between Thursday, November 28 and December 9, 2012.

Source:  PDX Backstage


 Model CallLooking for models with some experience who want to expand their portfolios. Shoot is Oct. 20th, 9am-3pm. It is for my senior collection OXIDIZE. Sorry I can only compensate you in food and goodie bags. If your interested please email me your info along with a portfolio or some recent pictures/work. Thank you.
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Source:  Collaborate Portland Facebook Group