Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Auditions: Wednesday, January 09, 2013

This post contains auditions posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2013.

Thank you to those who have shared their goals for this coming year.  Sharing your goals may inspire others to do the same.  As we start off this new year, what are your goals for 2013?  What were your successes last year?  Share with the community in the chat box below.

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, at minimum 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.

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**Disclaimer:  Please use your best judgement when responding to audition posts.  PDX Auditions compiles auditions from various resources, including Craigslist, and cannot be held liable for the content of these pages or the legitimacy of these auditions.  We do our best to post only legitimate auditions, but user discretion is advised.**


**Paid Projects**


Auditions this Sunday for brand-new musical workshop
Written by Amir Shirazi, Directed by Avital Shira

Where: Auditions will take place at 10701 SW 25th Avenue, Portland. If you need a ride from Barbur Transit, that can be arranged.
When: Sunday, 1/13/2013, starting at 6pm. (If this evening does not work for you, we can try to accommodate. Please email us!)

CRUMBS tells the story leading up to Hansel and Gretel's abandonment in the forest, asking the question what does it take to break a family apart? Join us for this journey of love, grief, and what it means to rebuild family -- or tear it to pieces.

This is a four-person ensemble, and we are currently auditioning for the roles of:

Father - (late 30s to early 50s) Impulsive, vulnerable. Wants to be the patriarch but is not sure he has the strength. Tenor-Baritone range.

Woman - (early to mid 30s, flexible) A powerful presence. She believes the ends justify her means and thinks she always knows what's best. Mezzo-Alto range.

Please prepare a song that tells a story. We will have an audition form at sign in. Resumes/headshots are welcome but not required. Accompanist provided.

Rehearsals will take place in late January and early February with workshop performances in mid to late February. AEA staged reading contract possible. Stipend provided. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email! We look forward to seeing you there!

Are you on Facebook? Link to the Facebook event for auditions here! --->

P.S. If you know anyone who may be interested, please pass this along!

Reply to:  Email to sign up for an audition slot.

Source:  PDX Backstage

Auditions for High School Age Actors for Agony
Saturday, January 19

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Groove Nation 9212 NE Hwy 99, #102 Vancouver, WA 98665

We are looking for
4 high school boys
1 girl.

Boys athletic
Girl average student

$50 for each student.

see Agony casting for the script-

Reply to:  Dave Owen at

Source:  Facebook Agony Casting Group

Female voiceover - one line (Garden Home, OR)
I need a one line voiceover.
This will take five minutes or less.

Here is the line:

Hello, this is Cosmo-Planet Corporation.
Your call is being recorded by the NTT DOCOMO call recording service.

Please give me a quote.
Remember, this is five minutes work.

Audio specification

(1) Coding method: G.711 μ-law
(2) File format: WAVE file (*.wav)
(3) Sample rate: 8kHz
(4) Channel: 1 (monoaural)
(5) Sample size: 8bit
(6) Bit rate: 64 kbps

Compensation: Five minutes work - please quote accordingly

Source:  Craigslist


 Actress For Sports Viral Videos
We are looking for an aspiring actress in the Portland area to help with a future viral videos for a popular NBA website.

We're looking for someone who can act in sketches along with possibly doing interviews/woman on the street type work.

Our ideal candidate would be in their 20's, an NBA fan (although none is required), or have some acting background (although none is required). You don't have to look like Erin Andrews but it doesn't hurt if you do.

When responding to the posting, please provide head shots/body shots and a resume if you can.

Compensation: TBA

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Source:  Craigslist


 Open call for Performers
Talent/Cabaret show is looking for all performers who have an act. Looking for singers/musicians, dancers, comedians, bands, magicians, jugglers and all others. The show is in Portland Oregon and is a weekly show.

Those interested please email a resume, pic and any links to see your act or a brief description of your act if you do not have any links. When emailing please put 'Open call for Performers (Portland)' in the subject line.

You will get a response in a timely manner.

Compensation: DOE

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Source:  Craigslist


 Voice Talent for Short Film
Casting various roles for voiceover talent for a short film which was shot in Oregon. The short is the basis for a feature film that will be shot this summer.

MALE - 40-60 - Rugged, whiskey-soaked man, has seen the world.
GIRL - 13 - Quiet girl who is out of her element in Eastern Oregon
MALE - 25-35 - Works pulling green chain at the mill, reflective ex-convict
LAWYER - 50-60 - Country lawyer who's out hunting deer when not drafting divorce papers
MOM - 35

Informal auditions will take place in Portland this week, and then recording will be scheduled later in the week. The recording session should take no longer than an hour. Note this is a VOICE role, you will not appear on-screen. But it is a great chance to get a voiceover clip, and also get a bit of experience in the filmmaking process.

Compensation based on experience.

Most will receive credit, copy of the film, and satisfaction of a job well done. Actors with experience can discuss further compensation if cast.

Please contact with the role you'd like to be considered for in the subject line of the email. Thank you.

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Source:  Craigslist

Hiring Portland Actors
Attention Portland Actors/Actresses - are you looking for a steady JOB that will utilize your talents and give you the flexibility to pursue your creative endeavors?

We offer actors a chance to perform a scripted presentation to live audiences daily and more importantly - get PAID to do so! Our schedules are flexible enough to work around your commitments and gigs.

We are North America's leading product demonstration company are currently looking to expand our Portland team.

We offer:
Competitive Pay Structure
Flexible Scheduling
Health Insurance
Optional Domestic and International Travel

Our LIVE product demonstrations are seen by over 20 million people annually. If you want to job where you can PERFORM EVERY DAY and earn a living wage doing so, this may be a PRIME opportunity for you.

This is NOT a televised gig but an excellent opportunity to gain valuable stage time performing for 7 to 9 audiences a day. Actors understand the dynamic of our work; you can memorize a script, take direction and more importantly deliver a powerful passionate message.

The successful team member will:
Be dependable, trustworthy, and punctual
Have an energetic and outgoing personality
Have reliable transportation (personal vehicle)
Possess excellent communication skills

Become a part of this unique and entertaining industry - this is an amazing job for the right individual!

We are holding auditions very soon - email for details/date/location and to schedule an appointment.

Compensation: $400-$600 per week

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Source:  Craigslist



CoHo Productions Casting Call

The play is “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey

Casting Call for
Bill W. and Dr. Bob” by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey to open at CoHo Theater in Feb.  2013

Positions to fill:

    One male, 35 to 50

    One female, 45 to 60

    One female, 30 to 50

    One female, 28 to 40  (to play multiple roles)

    One male, 28 to 40   (to play multiple roles)

 All positions will be paid.

Auditions will be held on Jan. 12th and 13th., 2013

Rehearsals will start on the 14th of January, 2013

Play will open on Feb. 22nd  2013, with Thurs., Fri., Sat., night performances, and  Sunday Matinees

Play will close on March 31st, 2013

 The director will be Robert Holden and the play will take place at CoHo Theater.

Auditions by appointment only. 

Reply to:  Please call 503-706-2121 for audition appointment.

Source:  PDX Backstage

Female Travel Host Wanted. No experience necessary. (Portland Metro Area)

Female Travel Host. Review Spas, Resorts, Hotels.

Do video interviews with small business owners, chefs, tourists

On camera skills a must. If you've never done this, we can try a probationary period to see if this opportunity works for you.

You'll need to learn to operate a small film kit that we provide. You'll also learn editing, photography and review writing.

If you have existing video samples, please include in response email

Must sends photos: Head Shot, full body shot.

Screened applicants will be called for a phone interview so provide a phone number.

Email a short description about yourself. Reliable transportation necessary. You'll need to be able to travel for 1 to 3 days.

Location: Portland Metro Area
Compensation: DOE

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Source:  Craigslist


**Unpaid or No Pay Specified**


Extras needed for a scene in a short film slated to be shot on February 5th, 2013 from 5pm-10pm.

The scene will involve a group of young women and men waiting outside of a venue to get an autograph from a female pop singer. They will attempt to crowd around her and be held back by her body guards as she gets into her limo.

The scene will be shot outside of The Montage under the Morrison bridge.

I am looking to cast men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 for these roles.

I am also looking to cast an actor to play one of her Body Guards. For this part I am looking for someone between the ages of 25 and 50 and I am open to casting a woman for this role

Here is some information about the film.

SYNOPSIS: The Second Coming is a dark love story about an escort who is trying to get out of the business who falls in love with a schizophrenic who thinks he is the Second Coming of Christ. It is a modern day version of the Jesus and Mary Magdelene story meets the film True Romance, which follows the heroes journey but takes the viewer into the twisted minds of the characters through surreal imagery and dreamscapes.

Please email me a little about yourself, a photo, and any acting experience you may have.

This is a no budget production with only minimal funds to pay for food, rentals, props, and permits.
Nobody is getting paid and everyone involved is doing this because they, like myself are artists and want more experience and footage for their reel.

What I can offer is that you are well fed, respected, credited, have a beautiful piece for your reel, multiple invitations to screenings, and some great experience for your future career as an actor.

Please feel free to view a trailer of my last film to see if this the kinda production you would like to participate in.


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Source:  Craigslist

Actor needed for male lead in short film
Hi there. I'm an aspiring filmmaker and am casting for my first major project (possibly feature length). It is a critical drama that's pretty dialogue heavy, so I'm in need of actors with some solid experience. I don't need to see a lengthy filmography, but a some past film work would be nice. This is pretty low-budget, all out of pocket, so while I can't guarantee that this will be a paid gig, if I have the funds, I'll definitely pay. I actually have two big roles to fill, one more supportive than the other but still with a lot of screen time (both young adults18-25ish). If you are interested then email me a head shot and I will send you an excerpt of the short story version. I live in Newberg but have no problem traveling to Portland to meet up with you if you'd like to do a reading.

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Source:  Craigslist

Casting Call/Quality Indie Film
We are looking for the following:

4 PRINCIPALS:....Peter (stoic, boy-next-door), Angel (playboy), Bobby (cocky b-boy), Cory (sensitive poet).


Yesenia and Lorraine (17) - typical teenage girls, confident.
9-year-old boy (ERIC). Good kid. Eric can get a little snotty but good kid.

This will be a 15-minute total screen time shoot...4 scenes of a feature...We plan to take this footage and our script and GARNER FINANCING for our indie film, "Who's Inviting Mary?" to be shot in Portland, Oregon sometime in 2014.

We are looking for people who may be interested in working with us on the feature afterwards (if interested), but QUALITY and WORK ETHIC are crucial. NO NUDITY AT ALL.

Writer/Director from UCLA teaming up with experienced DP who has done a lot of corporate videos, including work for Radar Pictures. Shoot will be 8 days MAXIMUM (flexible scheduling).

Please EMAIL HEADSHOT and inquire to danielascovel at gmail dot com before showing up for the audition.


Jan 26, 2013, 9AM-2PM
(Right off max line also)
Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theater
185 Southeast Washington Street Hillsboro, OR 97123
503-686-5088 (Text if necessary)

Compensation: copy,credit,meals

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Source:  Craigslist

Actress for documentary project
Need an actress looking to add something to her reel. I will need about 4-8 hours of your time filming in one day.

Brown/black hair and eyes
Curly hair a plus.

You'll be playing off recorded phone calls and answering questions.

The phone calls will give you an idea of exactly who this person is that I want you to act out.

You'll be playing a dysfunctional mother who is completely oblivious to it.

Please email a photo and anything you'd like to say about yourself. I will call you in for an interview.

Thank you.

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Source:  Craigslist

EXTRAS NEEDED for Sci-Fi Feature Film

Attn: Models and Actors

The scene is a fancy futuristic cocktail party set in a virtual world, and we're filming on a fantastic boat house (see photo).

It's not a paid gig (we're a super-low budget film), but we'll feed you! (Free food! Yay!) And it's great portfolio work!

DATE: Saturday, Jan. 12th
TIME: 5:00pm - 6:00am (overnight)
LOCATION: The Fennell Boat House near Oaks Park
THE FILM: Dystopia (

Reply to:  If you're available, please send your headshot and sizes ASAP to

Source:  Collaborate Portland Group on Facebook


"25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" Auditions Announced!
Theatre in the Grove is holding open auditions
for the hit musical "The 25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee", with music and lyrics by
William Finn. Directed by Zachary Centers.

Auditions are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Sunday
January 13th and 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 14th,
2013. Auditions will be held at the Theatre's
Main Street Studio, 2011 Main Street in Forest
Grove. No appointments necessary.

12 – 13 year old spellers will be played by adults.

Requirements: The six spellers must be able to
convincingly 'be' a 12-13 year old. The spellers,
female adult and male adult MUST have strong
singing skills with the ability to hold their
part in 5 part harmony arrangements.

Please prepare a one to two minute song for your
audition. Please bring sheet music or an
accompaniment CD. An accompanist will be available.

Auditions will also consist of reading from the script.

Call backs are at the discretion of the Director.

All roles are volunteer.

Please be as prompt as possible!

Performance dates are as follows. April 5 through
April 21, 2013. Friday and Saturday evenings at
8:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m.

Reply to:  For more information please email or call 503.359.5349.

Source:  PDX Backstage

Seeking female to co-host inspirational online TV show with
I'm looking for a female in her 20's with a love for animals to be part of a new amazing online show about rescuing dogs here in Portlad. There are so many dogs and people who need help either paying for much needed medical procedures to save their dog's life or in need of help with training that could decide if the dog can remain with their family or not. This is a very important project and I feel with the right execution, we can help a lot of people while inspiring thousands more. So if you are looking for a way to get your self know by being seen by thousands of people around the country and are passionate about saving dogs and helping people, send me an email explaining why you want to help, what your experience is and what your availability is like. Please send examples of past work from movies, voice talent or photos.

Looking forward to hearing from all who are interested!

Compensation: Will discuss (honestly will be tough in the begining)

Reply to:

Source:  Craigslist


Auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream 

HART Theatre announces:
Auditions for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" – directed by Paul Roder

Audition dates: Saturday, January 12, 1:00 – 4:00 PM & Sunday, January 13, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Audition location: HART Theatre

Cold readings from the script. Monologue not required, but will be heard.

Headshot/resume/experience helpful, but not required.

This will be a primarily classic production, no modern dress, but some possible interesting twists.

The age ranges are listed below next to the character descriptions, and are only guidelines.
Rehearsals will begin no later than January 21; two or three weeknights and some weekends, based on actor availability.

HART is a volunteer-based community theatre. There are no stipends of any kind for the actors.

All actors receive two complimentary tickets to a performance, based on availability.

Character List
Puck - Also known as Robin Goodfellow, Puck is Oberon's jester, a mischievous fairy who delights in playing pranks on mortals. Age: none; youthful-looking and agile
Oberon - The king of the fairies, Oberon is initially at odds with his wife, Titania. His desire for revenge on Titania leads him to send Puck to obtain the love-potion flower that creates so much of the play's confusion and farce. Age: none; looks "older and wiser", (40's +)
Titania - The beautiful queen of the fairies. Titania's brief, potion-induced love for Nick Bottom, whose head Puck has transformed into that of an ass, yields the play's foremost example of the contrast motif. Age: you never ask a lady her age; she's a timeless beauty. (30's-40s)
Lysander - A young man of Athens, in love with Hermia. Lysander becomes the victim of misapplied magic and wakes up in love with Helena. Age: 20's
Demetrius - A young man of Athens, initially in love with Hermia and ultimately in love with Helena. Age: 20's
Hermia - Egeus's daughter, a young woman of Athens. Hermia is in love with Lysander and is a childhood friend of Helena. As a result of the fairies' mischief with Oberon's love potion, both Lysander and Demetrius suddenly fall in love with Helena. Age: 20's
Helena - A young woman of Athens, in love with Demetrius. Demetrius and Helena were once betrothed, but when Demetrius met Helena's friend Hermia, he fell in love with her and abandoned Helena. Age: 20's
Egeus - Hermia's father, who brings a complaint against his daughter to Theseus: Egeus has given Demetrius permission to marry Hermia, but Hermia, in love with Lysander, refuses to marry Demetrius. Age: 45+
Theseus - The heroic duke of Athens, engaged to Hippolyta. Theseus represents power and order throughout the play. Age: 30's-40's
Hippolyta - The legendary queen of the Amazons, engaged to Theseus. Like Theseus, she symbolizes order. Age: reference Titania.
Nick Bottom - The overconfident weaver chosen to play Pyramus in the craftsmen's play for Theseus's marriage celebration. Age range: open
Peter Quince - A carpenter and the nominal leader of the craftsmen's attempt to put on a play for Theseus's marriage celebration. During the craftsmen's play, Quince plays the Prologue. Age range: open
Francis Flute - The bellows-mender chosen to play Thisbe in the craftsmen's play for Theseus's marriage celebration. Age range: open, but younger than the others
Robin Starveling - The tailor chosen to play Thisbe's mother in the craftsmen's play for Theseus's marriage celebration. He ends up playing the part of Moonshine. Age range: open
Tom Snout - The tinker chosen to play Pyramus's father in the craftsmen's play for Theseus's marriage celebration. He ends up playing the part of Wall, dividing the two lovers. Age range: open
Snug - The joiner chosen to play the lion in the craftsmen's play for Theseus's marriage celebration. Age range: open
Philostrate - Theseus's Master of the Revels, responsible for organizing the entertainment for the duke's marriage celebration. Age: open, (played by Egeus)
Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mote, and Mustardseed - The fairies ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him. Ages: 8-17 (roughly)

Reply to: Paul Roder,

Source:  PDX Backstage


Actresses Wanted for short drama film (Portland)

I am currently a film student, doing independent film work in addition to school work as well, and am preparing to shoot a short film tentatively titled "Intersection", which follows a collection of female characters at different stages in their lives all approaching the same street intersection and whom are possibly on the verge of having a multi-car accident there. Each character has a legitimate reason for being distracted, which might make her responsible for an accident, and furthermore these characters are interconnected with one another. I am looking for actresses to fill in the roles of these various characters for which I have listed below. Each character has their own parts in the film, each of which will be approximately five minute segments.

ERIKA (20-30 years old) - a young woman working as a pizza delivery person who is caught up in the sluggishness of her life, which goes in conflict with her job which requires her to rush all around town making timely deliveries. As she reflects on her life, while in a rush, she is quite distracted.

NADINE (30-35 years old) - something of a "soccer mom" type character, who is very caught up in her busy life, which primarily focuses on her multiple children. Her greatest distraction is repeatedly having to check her cell phone, distracting her repeatedly.

GEENA (30-35 years old) - woman in a very unhappy and lifeless marriage of which she feels no happiness or spark from. Due to this she has to find her own ways to seek release in life. As she is out on a drive alone on a straightaway she tries to find some pleasure in speeding, which puts her in a dangerous place as she approaches the intersection.

ABBY & TORRY (both about 25 years old) - a young lesbian couple who have found themselves becoming listless together and are about to go out of town to try and spice up their rather young relationship. As they try and have a serious talk and connection they become distracted approaching the intersection.

CHELSEY (character is 16-17 years old, played by someone around 18-20 years of age) - a young driver on her way to a friends house after having a fight with her parents over the way she's been leading her young life. Distracted by inexperience and her exaggerated frustration at her parents.

LYNDSEY (20 years old) - An inexperienced driver without a license who borrows a friends car after another friend calls her with an emergency in which her help is needed. The simple fact that she is a poor driver, caught up in her friends recent emergency, makes her a liability out on the road.

LYDIA (20-25 years old) - has been in an abusive relationship for the past couple years and she has chosen this day to try and flee at all cost. She doesn't know until she's out on the road that her possessive boyfriend is aware of her efforts to try and get away.

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Source:  Craigslist


Mock’s Crest Auditions for “DIE FLEDERMAUS”

Invitation ONLY
January 12th, 2013   10:00 am to 12:00pm by

General Auditions
January 12th, 2013   12pm to 4pm
General Auditions
January 13th, 2013   12pm to 4pm

Necessary Callbacks will be determined the following  weekend.

Please bring your headshot & resume.  

Be prepared to sing an aria of your choice for the director.

Auditions are in Mago Hunt Center – Recital Hall on campus.

This operatta is a crowd pleaser with its funny music and wealth of funny and original characters.

The current production staff is:
Prof. Larry Larsen -  Producer, Set Designer and Technical Director
Prof. Tracey Edson -  Music Director and Conductor
Kristine McIntyre  -  Stage Director
Clara Weishahn -  Asst. Stage Director
Darrin Pufall – Costume Designer
Jennifer Hammontree -  Stage Manager

Performance Dates
The show plays in the evenings at 7:30 pm on June 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th – and 2:00 performances on Sundays June 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. – no evening performances on Sunday.

Tickets will go on sale May 6th, 9am – 6pm at 503-943-7287 or email:  or can be purchased at the Mago Hunt Box Office on campus. Dinner or Lunch on the lawn before the show is offered for a fee and provided by Bon Appetit. The dinner is 90 minutes before the show time.

Reply to:  Call Jewell at 503.943.7228 to make an appointment for an audition or email:

Source:  Mock's Crest





Sportstec Editor

We're looking for coaches or video assistants that have experience with Sportstec video analysis software.

We prefer someone with one of the following sports experience:

Please reply with your history of experience using the software...where, when, how long, etc.

This is a part time consulting position so we can learn more about how you used the software. We just want to ask questions and get feedback.

Compensation: TBD

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Source:  Craigslist



Trivia Night Hosts Wanted (Greater Portland)

Confident, friendly, well-presented persons with an interest in trivia needed to host for FAME Trivia on a weekly basis in pubs/bars. Full training given. Check out our website -  Will be running interviews in late January.

Compensation: $80 per show then $100 per show after 3 months

Reply to:  Please email

Source:  Craigslist



Theatrical Lighting Designer Needed - CoHo Productions

CoHo Productions is preparing a sponsored production of "Bill W. and Dr. Bob" to run Feb. 22 through Mar. 31, 2013. Rehearsals will begin Jan. 14. The director, Robert Holden, is seeking a lighting designer for the production who can work well with a minimalist set in a blackbox space. The designer will work with the director as needed up through opening night, and be available as well for the Mar. 31 strike. Our technical advisor will also be available for advice or consultation.

This is a paid position.

("Bill W. and Dr. Bob" is also the production for which CoHo posted an audition announcement last week. We apologize for any confusion created by the omission of the production title in that post.)

Reply to:  Please call Robert Holden directly at 503-706-2121.

Source:  PDX Backstage



Call for Directors

 Portland Actors Ensemble
2013 Shakespeare-in-the-Parks

Portland Actors Ensemble seeks directors for its summer 2013 Shakespeare-in-the-Parks season featuring "problem plays" The Merchant of Venice and Cymbeline. Directors are invited to submit proposals for one or both shows. The Merchant of Venice, our twilight show, is scheduled to begin rehearsals in early May, open mid-June, and run through late July. The touring production of Cymbeline is scheduled to begin rehearsals in late May or early June, open in late July and run through Labor Day.

PAE has been bringing free Shakespeare to Portland area audiences for over forty years. PAE is committed to providing financially-accessible classical theatre in a variety of locations. Our tradition is to embrace the natural beauty of the area, rather than to attempt to recreate an indoor production outside. Some performances will be ASL-interpreted and audio-described. Last season's Hamlet and Twelfth Night were among our most successful shows ever.

We are considering primary performance locations for Merchant, and potential directors are invited to propose an outdoor (or non-traditional theatre space) location in the Portland area. Previous Twilight Tragedy performances have occurred at Lovejoy Fountain, Cathedral Park, Lone Fir Cemetery, and at the top of Mount Tabor. The touring production of Cymbeline will visit a variety of parks and universities around the Portland area and Maryhill Museum in the gorge.

Directors will be paid $1,000. If you have not worked with, or seen a production by PAE before, please feel free to visit our website at or reach us at for more information about our company, mission, and tradition.

Below are some areas to cover in your proposal. Feel free to explore and expand, however be sure to cover at least these topics:
What will the rehearsal process be like? How long?
What are the dominant themes you are emphasizing? How will the controversial themes (if any) be addressed?
What is your approach to the text itself? What's staying, what's being moved or compressed and what's going away? Is there extra material you're bringing in? We don't need line-by-line, but more on a scenic level.
What's your casting approach (gender, age, etc)? Cast size? Doubling? Consolidating characters?
What sort of design elements (Costume/Set/Movement, et al.) do you imagine?
What's your preferred allocation of budget (this can be done in terms of % if you prefer)?
In what time period do you plan to place your play? Do you plan to do a "concept" show? If so, what is it?

Merchant-specific topics:
How would you deal with anti-Semitic themes?
Cymbeline-specific topics:
Twins? Complexity of story?

Please include a resume with your proposal.
Proposals should be submitted to, or by postal mail to Portland Actors Ensemble, PO BOX 8671, Portland, OR 97207. Email submission is preferred.

The deadlines for proposals:
Merchant of Venice: January 6, 2013
Cymbeline: January 20, 2013

Good Will for all,
Michael Godsey
Artistic Director
Portland Actors Ensemble

Reply to:  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michael Godsey at

Source:  PDX Backstage



Lighting Designers FYI: Applications Open for Hemsley Internship January 1-15

Applications Open for Hemsley Internship January 1-15

Applications for the 30th annual Hemsley Internship Program will be accepted from January 1- 15, 2013. Interviews for finalists will be held in New York on March 16, 2013 in conjunction with the Hemsley Lighting Portfolio Review on March 16 - 17, 2013.

Candidates should submit a resume, a one-page statement of personal goals and anticipated benefits from the internship, and three letters of recommendation. The selected intern will begin in June 2013 and continue until the end of February 2014. The internship provides the opportunity to work in a professional repertory situation with resident and guest designers. This year's companies include the Lincoln Center Festival, San Francisco Opera, New York City Ballet, and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. Additional opportunities may include touring and media events. A monthly stipend of $2,000 is provided in addition to travel expenses. Digital or paper applications are accepted.

Gilbert Hemsley dedicated his life to the training of young theater professionals. Beginning with the first intern in 1984, the internship has continued his legacy by offering a unique experience to young designers as they begin their professional careers.

Reply to:  To submit an application or for further information, please contact: Mark Stanley, resident lighting designer, New York City Ballet, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023, phone: 212-870-4205, and email:

Source:  PDX Backstage



Ushers for CompassWorks production of Feral
Hi everyone.

We still need ushers for a few of the Feral performances. Slots are filling up fast, so if you want to see the show for free - now's the time to act.

We still need ushers on:

Jan 24 @ 7:30 (arrive at 6:30)

Jan 25 @ 7:30 (arrive at 6:30)

Jan 27 @ 3:00 (arrive at 2:00)

Thanks PDX.

- Bruce

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Several hair and make-up artists needed for a feature film on January 12th
The scene is a fancy futuristic cocktail party set in a virtual world where everything is perfect and/or strange. (Lots of creative freedom for you!)
We're filming it on fantastic boat house (see attached photo), and we need fantastic hair and make-up too!

It wouldn't be a paid gig (we're a super-low budget film), but we'd feed you! (Free food! Yay!)

DATE: Saturday, Jan. 12th
TIME: 5:00pm - 7:00pm (if you can stay all night for touch-ups that would be wonderful!)
LOCATION: The Fennell Boat House near Oaks Park
THE FILM: Dystopia (

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