Thursday, November 29, 2012

Auditions: Thursday, November 29, 2012

This post contains auditions posted on November 29, 2012.

As you know, the available work is always limited this time of year as we hit our slow season in the PDX market.  That being said I will still update the blog as work comes along, minimally once a week.

I am glad that this blog is a helpful and reliable resource for those in the PDX community, and it is great to know people are booking work from using this blog.

Thanks for visiting and supporting this blog.

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Auditions for Portland Playhouse's "Mother Teresa is Dead"
WHAT: Auditions for the role of Srinivas in "Mother Teresa is Dead" by Helen Edmundson, produced by Portland Playhouse.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 12th from 12pm - 4pm.
               Callbacks to be held the following Wednesday, December 19th between 10am and 4pm.

WHERE: Third Rail Rehearsal Space @ 1621 NW 21st Ave.
WHO: Equity and Non-Equity Actors

ROLE:  Srinivas (20s-30s) - Extremely intelligent, Oxford-educated Indian man.  Suave, charming, and attractive.  Runs a children's charity in India.  Portland Playhouse seeks actors of Indian heritage for this role but encourages all actors of color to audition.  This is a paid role.  AEA actors: SPT minimum contract, no health. Rehearsals will be held during the day.


Young wife and mother Jane (Nikki Weaver), gripped by personal and moral crisis, flees her family and her home in the UK without word. Jane’s husband discovers her recuperating in rural India, cared for by an English expat artist (Gretchen Corbett) and counseled by an attractive, Oxford-educated Indian do-gooder. In this stirring play about love, choice, and personal responsibility in a global age, acclaimed British playwright Helen Edmundson urges us to consider how we set our own priorities.

First Rehearsal is February 11, 2013
Previews March 14 & 15
Opening March 16
Closing April 7 (with a possible 2 week extension)

Directed by Isaac Lamb


Source:  PDX Backstage

Seeking Male Actors, playing 20-30 years oldHey gang,

       Tall Matt Haynes here.

       The Pulp Stage is casting various roles for Pulp Diction IV (Fertile Ground 2013) and we'd like to see some more men with a 20-30 year old age range. Our next round of auditions (sides-readings and a bit of improv, no monologue necessary) is on Sunday, Dec 2nd,  3-5pm at Miracle Theatre. Have a look at the ROLES and CONDITIONS below and, if interested, send your head shot and resume to

        If it looks like you'd be a fit, we'll get back to you with time slot options, scripts and sides. If it doesn't look like a fit, we'll get back to you with sincere gratitude for reaching out and will keep you on file for future opportunities.

------PIECES AND ROLES------

THE PULP SAMPLER Saturday January 26th and February 2nd, 10:30pm
-"Abstinence” (Couples therapy gone deadly--10 min) by Alex Dremann, directed by Joel Patrick    
*Still Casting VINCE: Fiance

-"Ninth Circus Of Hell" (Two carnies attempt to patch things up in the middle of some very bizarre theatrics--10 min)  by C.J. Ehrlich, directed by Joel Patrick Durham
*Still casting ANDREW: Young ex-husband

LOVE/HATE POTION NO. 9 (An ex-classmate haunts a young woman with brief-but-deadly cameos of black magic-- feature length) by Sonya Sobieski, Directed by Jonathan Owicki
Wednesday January 30th, 7:00pm   
*Still casting BILL: Zany alpha buddy of male lead

 PERSONAL (The disappearance of the world’s hottest icon has fans frenzied for answers--feature length) by Brian Kettler, Directed by Matt Haynes. Thursday January 31st, 7:00pm
*Still casting BIXBY: Young, slightly-dangerous movie star.

      -All projects will be shown at the Brody Theater (16 NW Broadway).
      -These projects are staged readings: Lines will not have be memorized but will need to be familiarized enough to facilitate blocking.
      -Time commitment: Including the tech at the Brody, each project is expected to take up to
                        *5 hours of rehearsal time per Sampler play
                        *12 hours of rehearsal time per Feature Length
      -Your rehearsal schedule will be negotiated but you should have flexibility on week-day evenings and weekend days from Jan 12- Feb 2nd. One week day afternoon (hopefully late afternoon) may be required for the tech rehearsal.
      -Compensation: We feel that our actors are in for some fun, some professional development... and as more tangible compensation, we offer $10.00 per project, plus 1 guest comp for the show you're in and comps to the other Pulp Diction shows.
        Full company and line up info at

Reply to:  if interested, send your head shot and resume to
Source:  PDX Backstage



FUSE THEATRE ENSEMBLE, under the Co-Artistic Direction of Kate Mura and Rusty Tennant, will be holding auditions for our upcoming season on Saturday, December 1 from 10am-12n (you will be needed for the whole time, movement clothing and bare/socked feet are mandatory) at Artist's Rep (1515 SW Morrison) in the Eastern Star room.

Please prepare 10-20 lines of highly memorized text (Shakespeare is best).

Artists Rep is locked, and we'll ONLY wait at the door until 10am.


Fertile Ground Festival (January)
-(...) - Our newest creation (casting)
-A Virgin in Neverland - Nikolas Hoback's solo show (already cast)
-Sonnetscape - Finally... in a theatre (casting).

The Gay Pride Reading Festival (June)
-A week long celebration of the LGBTQI community's contribution to theatre (casting)

A Midsummer Night's Somnambulism (July)
-If you missed it last year, you probably heard about it. It requires a special kinda performer who is willing to interact with nature. (casting)

Murder2Murder (October)
-Macbeth is our jumping off point. We'll land in the club where we'll bring our troubles to the dance floor. Part play, part dance concert, all theatre. (casting)

Budgets are still being considered, so pay is not at the point where we can make offers, but Fuse is dedicated to paying artists above corporations. In other words, you will get paid before we buy sets, costumes or props. We are an ensemble of multi-faceted artists who often perform roles other than those that walk on a stage.

Should you have any questions, just drop us a line.

Thanks for your interest in Fuse and we look forward to moving with you soon!

Reply to:  To secure a spot in the audition (if you have not already done so), please send an email to:

Source:  PDX Backstage


 Santa & Mrs. Claus (Portland)I need a Santa and Mrs. Claus for a photo shoot in and around Portland. It is for a non-profit site, just a fun project to give back to the community.

We will be taking pictures of Santa in street clothes doing things like shopping, eating and site seeing.

I will pay $200 for the day ($100 each).

Reply to:

Source:  Craigslist


**Unpaid or No Pay Specified**


Casting Call for Short Film in PortlandCedar Rapids Chess Club is a comedy based on a play by Portland Mercury reporter, Sarah Mirk. The role is for minors. If you are the parent of a middle school age actor who would like to audition, please contact Arthur at And a role is available for an adult actor or nonactor to play the owner of the Wong King Restaurant.

For more information about the production and a link to the play, please see

Reply to:  please contact Arthur at

Source:  PDX Backstage



 Theatre In The Grove announces auditions for the drama ONE FLEW OVER
THE CUCKOO'S NEST, by Dale Wasserman, from the novel by Ken Kesey,
and directed by Dan Harry.

Audition dates are Sunday, December 9, and Monday December 10 at 7:00
p.m. at Theatre In The Grove's Main Street Studio, 2011 Main Street
in Forest Grove. Auditions begin no later than 7:15 p.m. Actors will
not be accepted after 7:30 p.m. unless the Director is contacted
prior to audition dates.

A resume is encouraged but not required. An audition sheet will be provided.

Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. No
appointments are necessary.

Needed are 12 to 15 men ages 20 to 60, and 4 to 6 women ages 25 to 45.

Particularly looking for one male actor for the role of Chief
Bromden, Native American, age 25 to 40. Must be tall and broad in stature.

Rehearsals will begin December 16 and the show opens on February 22,
and will run Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at
2:30 p.m. through March 10.

All roles are volunteer.

Reply to:  Please contact director for questions or requests at or 503-710-5013.

Source:  PDX Backstage

Actors in Action talent agency open auditionsActors in Action talent agency open auditions Saturday, Dec 8th

Actors in Action
323 NE Wygant St. #203
Portland, Or 97211

Ages 5+ are welcome

You may arrive any time between 9am-1pm
You will be seen in the order you sign in
Auditions will take place every 3-5 minutes
Prepare a less than 1 minute monologue (Contemporary preferred)
Please do not wear dark or all white colors.
Bring a headshot and resume

I look forward to meeting you.

Reply to:  Open Casting Call, but feel free to RSVP with Damon R. Jones

Actors in Action, LLC
503-780-7555 cell/office

Source:  PDX Backstage





DP and Director - Micro Budget Holiday Film shooting early 2013 (Medford, Oregon)

Looking for a DP (with camera) that would like to join a team shooting a micro-budget Christmas/Family feature just after the new year in Southern Oregon. This is a 3 week shoot, and the budget is very small, but if it works, and we make something magical, there will be more projects.

I am also searching for the perfect director to join our team that has experience with family films.

As stated, this is a micro-budget feature, so if you need to make a normal rate, please don't respond. We don't expect people to work for free, but this budget is very small. We will provide money for travel expenses and housing as well.

Please email if interested with a link to previous work, and a little information including type of camera you own plus the lowest rate you will take for a shoot with 14 camera days.

Reply to:

Source:  Craigslist