Monday, July 15, 2013

Auditions: Monday, July 15, 2013.

This post contains auditions posted on Monday, July 15, 2013.

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**Paid Projects**


Full Brain Films - Paid Reading of Future Certain

Now seeking paid and volunteer support actors for a table reading of the original screenplay, Future Certain.

Please use the contact form when applying for these roles. The subject would be: Future Certain Table Reading

Table Reading Info
What: This is a table reading of a new and original screenplay, Future Certain. The roles and amount of pay for each are listed below.

When: Friday, July 19 at 7pm to 9:30pm

Where: 12375 Mt Jefferson Terrace, Lake Oswego. About 5 minutes from Portland Community College Sylvania Campus. (A map is on the Contact page.)

Brynne Vaness (read by Mariessa Portelance) can see the future, or so she says. And those that believe and those that do not believe will go to any lengths to prove it. What begins as a spiritual quest to understand her ability, quickly turns into a struggle for her life, pitting Brynne against organized criminals, terrorists and even Homeland Security.

As she learns more about her visions, both their power and limits become increasingly apparent, and Brynne finds that her own future – her own survival – is anything but certain.

This is a table reading, so memorization and movement is not required.
You will be provided a printed copy of the screenplay at the time of the rehearsal if you need one.
There is power available for several laptops or tablets if you prefer.
A photographer will take still pictures during this reading for the Full Brain Films website.
Light snacks will be provided.
Paid Support Roles
Lauren, woman about 30 years old, $50
Assistant Director Grant, woman 40+, $50
Radha, Indian woman 30+, $50
The Moroccan, man 40+, $25
Sandesh, Indian man 50+, $25
Narrator (for action lines, descriptions and sluglines), any, $50

Note: ideal ethnicities/nationalities and age ranges are listed above, though anyone will be considered.

Visit this link for more information and a character sketch of each of the characters listed above:

Non-Paid Support Roles
Mardav Misra, Indian man, 30+
Tessa Alvarado, woman 25+
Billy, man 35+
Agent Juarez, man 30+
Indian men, various small parts for one reader

How to Submit Your Interest:

Fill out the contact form here:

Visit this page for more information about the contact form and the required information to submit.

Source:  PDX Backstage


Casting call for local creative agency (NW Portland)

Swift Collective is a digital creative agency working with a diverse portfolio of clients.

We're looking for models for some upcoming photo shoots this summer. Must be in the Portland area. Males and females 18 - 30, diversity is great.

If you're interested, please respond to this ad with 3-5 photos of yourself. We'd love to see at least one headshot.

Compensation is determined per project.

This is a contract job.

Reply to:

Source:  Craigslist


 Looking for Female On-Air Personalities

Are you passionate about sports? Can you hold your own talking about your favorite teams?

If you're female, love college or professional football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer or any other sport and would be interested in sharing your opinion in videos on a youtube channel of likeminded women, we want YOU! We're not looking for model types, we want real women with real opinions about the latest news in the world of sports. All videos can be done on your phone or webcam, we'll add graphics and post to social media for you!

Email with the following information and we'll give you more details on how to rep our network:

*Your name
*Your email & phone number
*Your favorite teams
*Where you're located
*Picture of you (doesn't have to be professional)
*Link to a reel if you have one


Compensation: TBD based on experience

Reply to:  Above email with info requested

Source:  Craigslist


**Unpaid or No Pay Specified**


Casting Call for Short Film

Actors will not be compensated.  Transportation to and from film site provided.

Title: "On Homestead and Strangers"
Genre: Drama
Length: Short (20-30 minutes)
Production: Independent
Crew Size: 3 production (director, camera, and audio), 3 actors

Synopsis: Set against the landscape of rural eastern Oregon, Of Homestead and Strangers is a short film about the dreams, desires, and fears of two newly married pioneers from the eastern United States who were part of a passionate minority of Americans seeking a new life in the west.  Life becomes complicated by an unexpected visitor.  The film will take place during the 19th century, meaning period dress and props will be necessary for the film's authenticity. 


(Casting) Meredith 21-30 years old:
With a tenacious spirit, Meredith embodies both a reverence for the established social order and an unceasing appetite for personal prosperity and growth.  She is the educated one of the couple, and, to her family's disapproval, married Simon who is not of her class. 

(Casting) Simon 21-30 years old:
Simon drifts.  He is a man who reveres nature, seeing human beings as inherently imperfect things that seem to endeavor for the good but come up lacking every time.  His troubles become pronounced as the film progresses.  Meredith and Simon try to reconcile their marriage.

(Casting) Adam 45+ years old:
A trapper from Virginia.  Adam has lived in the west for nearly twenty years longer than the married party.  He picks up knowledge from hearsay, being unequipped to address logically complicated matters.  He does, however, possess a quiet wisdom.  His role in the film changes dramatically as Simon and Meredith become more and more removed from the world that Adam inhabits.

Shooting Timeline:

This will be a rapidly moving production.  During the 1st week of September, we will be hosting informal auditions for each of the roles.  In these auditions, actors will read select scenes from the film (and if they so choose, a short monologue of their choice).

The estimated week of shooting will begin the week starting 16th of September.  Pending schedule conflicts, spending that weekend shooting (20th-22nd) may be in order.  In the case of accommodation during the shoot, this will be a "rugged" adventure.  Tents and sleeping bags provided.   

Reply to:  Please contact the director, Mr. Lenhardt Stevens, at with any questions or concerns.  I look forward to hearing from all of you.

Source:  PDX Backstage


 Casting for Part Time Playhouse

In Theatre is a summer season of short plays written and/or performed by local veterans and non-veterans on the live TV series Part Time Playhouse.

Casting for the August 4 performance of these plays:

ARTICLE 128 by Archie B. Washington

A young sailor attempts to persuade a psychiatrist to stop his court-martial.

Jacob Andersen, Petty Officer Third Class, Male, 20s


An aging couple faces an uncertain future while romanticizing the past.

Ralph, Husband, 60s
Emma, Wife, 60s
Arthur, Army Buddy, 60s

Auditions are being held at TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland this Wed Jul 17 and Thu Jul 18 from 7-9p. Please bring headshots and resumes to the Classroom on Wed, and Room 05 on Thu.  Actors will cold read from the scripts.

Rehearsals are weekday evenings 6-9pm and weekend days 1-4pm beginning Thu Jul 25.

Compensation is snacks and drinks at rehearsals, a meal on day of show, and a DVD of the episode.

Reply to:  Please contact Archie Washington at 503-928-1572 or for more information.

Source:  PDX Backstage
Audition Notice for Musical- Young Actors Grades 1-12


STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy is holding auditions for Disney’s MY SON PINOCCHIO JUNIOR.

July 29 & 30, 6:30 to 8:30.  Please report at no later than 6:30 and plan on staying for the entire time.
Hillsboro Nazarene Church
1390 NE 21st Ave  Hillsboro, OR 97124

Auditions are open to young actors in grades 1 – 12.

Music Auditions:
It is encouraged that you come with 16 bars of a song prepared.  We appreciate you bringing a background track, but you can also sing acapella.  We will not have an accompanist.
Audition with a show tune only.  Do not audition with a pop, rock, country, etc.
If you don’t have a song prepared, it is okay.  The music director will have you sing something simple.

Dancing Auditions:
Wear comfortable clothing, because the director will see how well you move on stage.

Acting Auditions:
Auditions will consist of theatre games and cold reading from the script.  You do not need to be a proficient reader to audition.  The director will help those who are just learning to read.
If you have a one minute monologue you will be given the opportunity to perform it.  Not required.

Rehearsals will begin in August and run Mondays through Thursdays.  There may be some Saturday rehearsals.  Performances are the first two weekends of October.

Below are some of the major characters:
Geppetto – Pinocchio’s father and a lonely toymaker.
Pinocchio – A wooden boy yearning to be real.  Can be played by a boy or girl.
The Blue Fairy – Very sure of herself.  Comedic role
Rosa, Viola & Arancia – Fairies in training
Sue – Another fairy in training who marches to the beat of her own drum.
Professore Buonragazzo – Passionate mad scientist
Junior – Prof Buongrazzo’s mirror-image assistant
Ringleader – Runs Pleasure Island
Signora Giovanna – Pinocchio’s teacher
Bernardo & Maria – Married residents of Idyllia looking to purchase a daughter from the professor.
Talia – The “perfect” daughter.
Various children, animals, parents, roustabouts, and delinquents.

All parts are nonpaying.

Reply to:  If you have any questions contact the director, Luis Ventura, 503-351-7699,

Source:  PDX Backstage

2 Actresses Wanted - Short Comedy Film

I am a film student looking to shoot a short comedy film (between 5-10 minutes in length) titled "Whatever It Takes", which follows a young and struggling real estate agent, Celeste, who is put in the position of having to sell a home or lose her job. When a young couple comes to look at a home again she tries to entice the husband into buying by playing footsie with him, unaware that in her efforts she is actually doing it with his wife. The comedy thus unfolds from there.
The film is obviously intended to be quirky and revolves around the notion of mistaken presumption. I am looking to fill the role of Celeste and of the young wife, Becky. Both characters I would range between 25 and 30 years of age. Celeste is your everyday type of person, but is versatile in that she must try and play the role of selling a home while feigning being seductive in the process. Becky's character comes off as a very polite, passive, and reserved individual, which ads an element of comedy in and of itself to the film. I am looking to shoot this as soon as possible, hoping to have the shoot complete within the next two weeks. A copy of the script will also be provided to anyone interested.

Reply to:

Source:  Craigslist

Actors - wanna be a monster this October? (Portland)

FrightTown is looking for some new blood! If you are at least 18, love Halloween and acting, improv, theater and/or set design, then volunteering with our troupe is an awesome way to spend some time this fall. If you have tons of experience or none at all, you can join Team FrightTown and help us scare all manner of fluids out of thousands of people.

How much time and effort you choose to commit is completely up to you. Some people come once, while others get hooked and come every night. It's all good! Whether your interests lie in acting, art and construction behind the scenes or building up your resumé or portfolio, you can celebrate Halloween this year in a huge way. And while you're at it, earn swag, tshirts, free dinners, invitations to cast parties and all manner of groovy stuff.

(And if you're a college student, you may even be able to turn your FrightTown experience into art credits! I know! It's nuts! But it's true!)

Sign up at the link below to get on our email list, and we'll bring you up to date on all our spooky plans. We look forward to giving people nightmares with you!

Happy Halloween!

Reply to:

Source:  Craigslist




Seeking part-time production technicians

The Portland Community College Sylvania Performing Arts Center is seeking applicants to add to our pool of qualified production technicians. The PAC is a versatile venue, which moves from educational lab to sophisticated rental facility. The PAC complex is comprised of a 400-seat proscenium theatre, a 100-seat Little Theatre, as well as a lobby and open-air courtyard. In total, these spaces are rented for more than 800 events each year. A wide variety of events are hosted here, including dance company performances, meetings, music concerts, lectures, films, musical theatre productions, and academic ceremonies.

We are seeking applicants in the following areas:
Lighting Technicians
Sound Technicians
Riggers and Flymen
Event Supervisors
Stage Managers
House Managers

Positions are part-time, temporary, and hourly. All calls are 4-hour minimums. Pay rate is dependent on experience and role. Technicians are hired on an as-needed basis to meet the demands of the event rental schedule.

Preferred applicants will have relevant experience, a professional demeanor and appearance, and a willingness to work in an educational setting alongside crew members of varying abilities. If you work well in a fast-paced environment and show a commitment to client satisfaction, we want to hear from you.

PCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Reply to:  Interested applicants should provide a brief cover letter and resume in .pdf format to Frances Marsh, Rental and Technical Coordinator, at the following email address:

Source:  PDX Backstage


CoHo Productions is hiring a concessions manager

CoHo Productions is hiring for a concessions manager for all performances of our upcoming production in association with Playwrights West, Licking Batteries. Performances August 9-31, 2013 are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. The concessions position is experimental. Following the close of the production, CoHo will evaluate the cost effectiveness of the position and it may be incorporated into CoHo's full season.

Hours: 6:15-7:45pm Thursday-Saturday, 12:45-2:15pm Sunday
Pay: $15/performance + tips

Set up concessions display and restock inventory
Sell concessions to patrons, including pouring beer and wine (current OLCC License required)
Process sales using Square on iPad – training offered
Per/performance reporting of inventory, sales, unique customer service interactions requiring Executive Director's attention

This position reports to the Executive Director.

Reply to:  Please email with letter of interest and resume.

Source:  PDX Backstage

PAID Technical Positions- Enlightened Theatrics

Enlightened Theatrics is currently looking to hire a Master Electrician, 3-5 Electricians, and 2 Follow Spot Operators. We are also looking for volunteers to help with set construction, light hangs, and other various volunteer positions.

The production runs from July 25-28th but we will begin set up either the 19th or 20th of July. Thank you for your support!!

Reply to:  If you have experience in these areas, please e-mail our Artistic Director,, with a brief statement and an up-to-date résumé!

Source:  PDX Backstage

Pianist needed

NAME OF PROJECT: Joint Piano/Voice Recital, Presented by the Maple Valley Creative Arts Center

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Experienced vocalist is seeking an experienced pianist to perform in a joint recital this October in Maple Valley. Specific recital repertoire and program to be determined by both performers, but would include a fun mix of both Classical and Musical Theatre genres (other genres considered). In no pre-determined order, pianist would play 25 minutes of their own repertoire, then accompany 25 minutes. Specific program to be determined.

TYPE OF PROJECT: Non union theater.

FORMAT: Theater stage


COMPENSATION: Compensation is available.

LOCATION Creative Arts Center 23200 Maple Valley Highway SE #15 Maple Valley, WA 98038

PROJECT BEGINS: Initial meet-and-greet begins A.S.A.P., Bi-weekly rehearsals begin as early as August, Weekly rehearsals begin in September 2013 or as needed.

PROJECT ENDS: Final Recital, October 4th, 2013

AUDITION DATE/LOCATION: No auditions required, however, pianist must be a competent, reliable, and an experienced performer, proficient in Classical and Musical Theatre repertoire.



Reply to:  PLEASE RESPOND YOUR INTEREST TO: Dr. Jessica Jumper, Resume and headshot not required, but please include a short bio outlining your experience in response. Thank you.

Source:  PDX Backstage


HART Harpist - The Fantasticks

HART Theatre is looking for a harpist for our production of The Fantasticks, opening September 6, running through September 22.

Directed by Glen York,vocal direction by Alice Dalrymple; accompanist is Linda Smith.

Harpist would not be needed until approximately mid-August.

There is no stipend, compensation or fee available or offered.

Reply to:  Contact: Paul Roder,
Glen York,

Source:  PDX Backstage