Sep. 29th, 2010 @ 12:19 am
Hey fellow fans! So I am seriously lacking in this contest that I have entered and I'm begging someone, ANYONE to vote for me (you can vote 3 times a day). I'm sorry to do this, but I'm DESPERATE!http://apps.facebook.com/boredtodeath/essays/view/196?ref=mf
I would love you forever!!!
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides open casting calls in Los Angeles
Promo Photo: The Walt Disney Company
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be shooting in Los Angeles, CA in August, 2010. The extras casting directors are holding open casting calls to hire photo doubles for the starring and supporting actors as well as extras to appear in the film as pirates.
We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee - Weinstein Books
20th Century Fox and Oscar winning director Cameron Crowe are currently in pre-production on the true story feature film 'We Bought A Zoo'. Casting director Gail Levin is conducting a national talent search and online open casting call for three lead roles for two teens and a child.
Behind the Curtain:
"The Water Plays", a performance at this year's Capital Fringe Festival, is in search of a small flat-bottomed rowboat to be used onstage.
The boat would be needed for most of July, and would not be harmed or altered in any way. The dates it would be most needed are below:
Tech July 7th from 6 pm - 8:30 pm.
Friday July 9 @ 10:45pm
Sunday July 11 @ 1:30pm
Thursday July 15 @ 8:15pm
Tuesday July 20 @ 6pm
Saturday July 24 @ 1:30pm
If you have any knowledge or access to a boat of this size & description, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ABC Family is currently conducting an online open casting call for plus-size teen actors, both male and female, between 15 - 16 years of age. Actors may be older but must be believable as 15 - 16 year olds.
Behind the Curtain:
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Do you like musicals? Do you like Drew Sarich? Have you even heard of him? If not, check him out, and if you like what you see/hear (or know anyone who does), please join/promote my new community:
Where anyone is welcome to come and celebrate Drew Sarich with icons, graphics, photos, videos, discussions...the sky is the limit! Feel free to join and/or spread the word!
"LOOK OUT BELOW!"
at Round House Theatre Bethesda
holiday fare for the whole family
opening this weekend!
THUNDER! MOONLIGHT! SLAPSTICK! The end of the 19th century is at hand…Pierrot is on his way to Paris where he intends to make the very first recorded sound. En route he meets Augustine, a would-be Hot Air Balloonist. Accompanied by an eccentric one-person Band they encounter comic misadventures at the Circus, the Paris Metro, the Eiffel Tower and the Moulin Rouge. Starring Mark Jaster as Pierrot, Sabrina Mandell as Augustine andKaren Hansen as The Band.
Happenstance Theater employs whimsical imagery, physical comedy and live music to engage imaginations of all ages.
Tickets are only $15 ($10 for people under 18 years)
Hello there :)
I'm gauging interest in Broadway/theatre-themed buttons, keychains and magnets. I feel that there is a lack of affordable, fan-created memorabilia, and I'm looking to correct that oversight. However, my investor wants an idea as to what I can expect sales to be like before agreeing to finance this endeavor.
I'm looking to create buttons that are original and not infringing on copyright, but still with a Broadway/theatre theme.
If anyone is interested in helping create designs and/or buying buttons (possibly keychains and magnets, as well) please let me know. Buttons will be 1 3/4" in diameter and cost $5 each (shipping within North America is included in the price, additional cost may be required for overseas shipping).
, an edgy, ambitious, no-holds-barred theatre company in residence at The Sherry Theatre in North Hollywood is holding Company Auditions
for our ever expanding community of fellow artists.
We are currently enhancing our company with an influx of performers, writers, directors, lighting designers, costume designers, choreographers, musical directors, pretty much anyone interested in the art of live theatre.
We're looking for professionals who have experience and want to become a part of an ever-growing nonprofit dedicated to telling amazing stories for the city of Los Angeles.
Our recently announced 2010 Main Stage Season will include an evening of satire by the great playwright Anton Chekhov, Shakespeare's Richard II
and two original Theatre Unleashed plays -- The Rape
by Phillip Kelly, about the search for law in a post society world, and Lang
by Andrew Moore, a drama following German film director Fritz Lang and his dealings with Nazi Germany. With a slew of Fringe shows, including our sketch comedy troupe Die Gruppe, performance art events, environmental theatre, our late night series and many more in the works, Theatre Unleashed provides several opportunities to grow as an artist and allow your talent to flourish.
Like most companies in Los Angeles, we are a dues paying company, currently set at $40 a month. As a member of Theatre Unleashed, you have a stake in the direction the company takes, a voice in the collaborative efforts of our incredible group of people, and a chance to cultivate your talents and abilities as an artist.
Our next day for company auditions will be Sunday November 22nd from Noon-4:30pm
. If you’re interested in taking part in the auditions and becoming a part of our company
or have questions email: Erin Scott at email@example.com
. For more information, go to www.theatreunleashed.comWhat to Prepare:
Two one minute monologues. A contemporary and a classical.
Thank you and we hope to see you at the auditions.
$15 tickets to A Flea In Her Ear with the code "FARCE" online!
Come watch "A juggling act on a flying trapeze... precision and split-second timing"
- The Washington Post
Enjoy "The exuberant comic ingenuity of the cast"
- The Washington Times
Laugh at "Saucy one-liners, laugh out loud situational comedy, and hilarious slapstick that keeps everyone on their toes." - Examiner.com
Revel in "Mistaken identity, mad cap antics, slamming doors, sexual intrigue and infamous bouts of skirt chasing lust" - DC Theatre Scene ( details under the cutCollapse )
Can you say rodent carcinogen? Nothing is more pleasant than stepping into rehearsals at 6:30 A.M in the morning and having your coffee confiscated from your procession and thrown across stage by Will, nearly blinding Drew who was picking up the hot cakes spread throughout the stage. Ryan thought it'd be nice to wake up to the smell of pancakes in the morning without even eating breakfast. He wanted me to go to the mall with him the day before to Bath and Body works and find a smell related to breakfast smells. The closet scent to any breakfast dish was vanilla spice...and he made Will chuck that across the stage too...while Drew was practicing his lines.
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Behind the Curtain:
So, hopefully people still visit this community. :)
I've been told by a teacher of mine to envision the person you're talking to during a monologue. My question is, who exactly do you envision? Do I envision what I think the character would look like? Or do I envision someone from my life that brings up the appropriate emotions?
Also, how much do you move around during a monologue? Does it depend on the monologue?
Thoughts? Thanks!! :)
Volunteering is Fringe-tastic! http://capfringe.org/
Volunteers are the most vital element to the Fringe Festival's success. Volunteers help by running box offices at venues, assisting with pre-production carpentry and an array of other miscellaneous activities to make sure things run smoothly. For every shift volunteers work, they earn one FREE TICKET VOUCHER to any Fringe show they choose. In addition, to vouchers, volunteers who work at least FIVE SHIFTS will receive a FREE BUTTON!!!
So if you want to be a part of the Fringe Team, sign up today!
FILL OUR OUR 09 VOLUNTEER FORMhttp://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2int2b4fuojhzyy/start
|The casting directors for Tyler Perry's TBS series "Meet The Browns" are now seeking people in Atlanta, GA interested in working as extras on the show. TBS has ordered 70 additional episodes of Tyler Perry's new hit sitcom. The "House of Payne" spinoff received the enormous additional episode order after only 10 episodes on the network. Filming will be in Atlanta, GA until October 2009. AGES 5-17 ONLY.
My grades in drama are dropping because I keep getting muddled up. How can I remember things easier and please give me some other tips?
Behind the Curtain:
Cast Album: A Drop in the Ocean - Ron Pope
|» "The ABC's of Soaps: All You Need For a Career in Daytime TV" book release party!!!!|
I am very pleased to announce that my best-selling book, THE ABC'S OF SOAPS: All You Need for a Career in Daytime TV, is now in its third printing. The book is the only text of its kind that is readily available to both aspiring actors and theatre majors who wish to know all the ins and outs of working in Soaps on Daytime and Primetime Television.|
It includes how to interview, audition, and book work as an actor, contract player, writer, and director- all with potentially high six-figure incomes on one or more of the many network daytime TV Dramas. Recognized in the TV industry as "The Manual" on the subject of Daytime TV. Many colleges and universities are now including...THE ABC'S OF SOAPS: All You Need for a Career in Daytime TV as required text for the BFA/MFA Theatre Degree curriculum.
The event includes a reading from the book/ Q&A, followed by a book signing and a special appearance by Ginger Kroll (from "Guiding Light" and the feature film "Notorious")! Please feel free to invite your friends, family, neighbors, whoever!
A short biography of the author (myself) is below:
Gwyn Gilliss, a classically trained theatre actress (Carnegie Mellon and Syracuse Universities) has appeared in over 18 contract and recurring roles on ABC's daytime series, including: All My Children, One Life to Live, Loving and Ryan's Hope, NBC's As the World Turns, and most recently as Edwina Forrester on CBS's Guiding Light.
Come to the event at Drama Bookshop (250 W. 40th St., NYC) on April 10th at 5pm!
|» How about a bit of Theatah?|
Beggars In The House Of Plenty @ Theatre/Theater 5041 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019|
Feb 20th-March 29th 2009
Thurs, Fri, Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 3pm
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|» Avatar: The Last Airbender|
My brother turned me on to an animated martial arts series a while ago called Avatar: the Last Airbender. It's just awesome! We crack up so much because once you know the characters you start to appreciate their unique senses of humor. The fight scenes are to die for (and I'm not even a huge martial arts person). Everything is so cinematic...explosions, mountains in the air, fire battles, swamps, flying bison, hurricanes. The hypothetical cultures created are so diverse and innovative.
It's just really, really epic.
You know where I'm going with this, don't you? Movie. Yes, it is official that M. Night Shyamalan will be directing a Last Airbender movie (trilogy) with the co-writers/creators of the original series. The four initial main leads have already been cast (Katara, Aang, Sokka, and Zuko)...but the movie is still in the early stages, negotiations, etc...and anything can happen.
I don't have an agent to connect me with this project, so Youtube is the next best thing. I'm really passionate about the story and characters. I would give anything to be involved.
This is a link to me dramatizing Katara's famous monologue. Please COMMENT and tell me what you think! Feel free to share with your friends and post a link to this video so I may get as much exposure as possible. Thanks everyone.
|» Santaland in DC|
Sick and tired of Christmas cheer? |
Ready to hibernate through December 26th?
by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, performed by Joe Brack.
All tickets only $15!
This hilarious one-man show chronicles the wickedly funny adventures of a thirty-something slacker working as an elf in Macy's SantaLand. Originally broadcast on NPR, this true account explores the American obsession with all things Christmas, from eccentric Santas and maniacal kids to unhinged parents and rampant commercial consumption. The perfect irreverent cure for your holiday blues!
Dec. 4th - 24th at the Warehouse Theater.
Thursdays Dec 4th, 11th & 18th @ 8pm
Fridays Dec 5th, 12th & 19th @ 8pm
Saturdays Dec 6th, 13th & 19th @ 8pm
Sunday Matinees Dec 7th, 14th & 21 @ 3pm
and special Xmas week performances Dec 22, 23 & 24 @ 8pm
All tickets only $15 - Fringe button holders get $3.00 off the ticket price (a 20% discount!). Cash only at the door, reservations can be made online. Please be sure you have your button with you to receive the discount. Happy Holidays!
All performances at:
1017 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Mt. Vernon Square or Gallery Pl/Chinatown Metro
For reservations: call 202.213.2474 or http://cityartisticpartnerships.org
|» Universal Pictures Feature Film Additional Open Casting Call In New York For 4 - 6 Year Old Boy|
Universal Pictures is holding an open casting call in New York in early December and accepting photos and resumes from 4 - 6 year old boys to star in a major feature film. The film will be starring Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep, and Steve Martin. It is written and directed by Nancy Meyers.
|» To strike or not to strike...|
This, blog entry - and more importantly, the anonymous comment below it - stir up so many feelings inside me... all mixed. Forgive the entry that follows below. I've read it twice and I *think* it's coherent, but it's 4:20 in the morning and I can barely see straight. Also, something in the back of my mind made me think that this would be worth sharing to you groups. Don't worry, I'm wearing an asbestos suit in case you disagree and will be more than happy to hear and civilly discuss differing opinions.|
I walked on the picket line for the WGA when they struck. I saw how the industry was devastated economically. How all of Los Angeles was devastated economically, especially with the loss of the Golden Globes. I do not want to strike.
However, producers seem hell-bent on throwing whatever it takes at stars to get them to headline projects - Laurence Fishburn taking the lead on CSI, for instance, or the cast of Friends getting a million dollars an episode each by the end of their run. They throw huge sums of money at big-name stars in the hopes of increased TV ratings and Box Office guarantees, and they inadvertently leave nothing in the budget for the little guys - Guest Stars, Co-Stars, Day Players, etc.
Roles that used to pay well enough to live off of - sometimes well above average - now get scale (the actor version of minimum wage for a role). Actors with recurring roles on shows that were paid above scale either saw their paychecks reduced... or they were written out and replaced by actors that would work for scale. Just look at the turnover that series like JAG saw in secondary characters after the last SAG contract was signed.
Most Guest Star roles these days - formerly coveted - aren't any larger than what can be shot in a single day because if producers book a guest star even for just two days, the actor gets paid the weekly rate. Sure, the day rate is a few hundred dollars, but how often can someone be lucky enough book a Guest Star role? If I worked for two consecutive days on a guest star role, I could live for a month and a half on that weekly pay rate. Plenty of time for me to audition for and perhaps book something else. I could maybe live for two weeks on a Guest Star day rate (if my rent's not due). No margin for error there.
Now, my beef is not with the stars themselves. They got where they are because of talent, luck, fate, or some arcane combination of all three. Good for them. If I could figure out how they did it, I wouldn't have these problems. But I don't want to figure it out. I don't want to be one of them. I just want to work, and to be able to make my living simply as an actor. I'd rather people not know my name - just possibly see my face and occasionally ask "hey, you look familiar... were you ever on that show?". I want to be a middle-class actor.
The middle-class actor is now a dying breed. These days, it seems that more and more, you're either a celebrity, or a hobbyist. More and more actors I know that used to pay all of their bills and live comfortably (not lavishly, by any stretch of the imagination), are now forced to find regularly paying work again. You know how hard it is to find a job in this down economy. I was unemployed for four months this year before I found a job that paid just over half what I used to make... and I'm happy to have this job! Now, imagine trying to find an actor-friendly job that gives them the flexibility to audition in this economy? Good luck. Guess what that middle class actor can't do anymore? Audition. Are they making their living acting? No. What does that make them, all of a sudden? A hobbyist. An experienced hobbyist, but a hobbyist nonetheless.
I have lived in LA now for five years pursuing acting professionally. I have worked hard and diligently at the Business of Acting, but despite always had to rely on a day job (or night job, as my year and a half working graveyard will attest to) to pay the bills. Because I am not making my living from my efforts as an actor, I am a hobbyist. I need SAG to fight and fight hard for good deals that will bring back the middle-class actor. If nothing else, than to ensure that there is a middle level of talent and quality existing between the lucky ones to become stars and the lucky ones to find their fifteen minutes in a national commercial. If not, soon all that's left will be celebrities and hobbyists...
With the advent of the Internet (having personally maintained an online presence since the early 90's, I find the term "new media" a laughable misnomer) as a medium for entertainment, SAG has potential to stop the bleeding and find a foothold to save the middle class actor and securing them another fair income stream - something that pays middle class talent what they deserve for their work. If they don't... if they lose residuals and pay bumps for full episodes of TV streaming on the internet (which producers have proven in writing they're making money hand-over-fist from)... with today's rising cost of living and the Producers unwittingly bankrupting the industry of talent... the middle class actor will cease to exist.
I know my leadership has tried everything in their power to avoid a strike. A strike is the last resort. I don't want to strike, but I will to help save what I aspire to be - a middle class, working actor, and not just some hobbyist. If a work stoppage is what it will take to get the AMPTP's attention; get them to come back to the table and negotiate a fair deal that will help preserve acting as a profession in this time of economic turmoil and save it from becoming a hobby for anyone except the select, blessed few, so be it.
See you on the picket line.
|» DC area political theater, this weekend only!|
eXtreme eXchange and Round House Theatre's Silver Spring Series present|
Rock the Voting Bloc:
X-Plays DC Edition 7
Saturday November 1st at 8pm
Sunday November 2nd at 3pm
On the eve of perhaps the most consequential elections in recent history, many agree that our next President will, in effect, be chosen by the undecided 10-15% of the country. ROCK THE VOTING BLOC delivers a fresh batch of original short plays focusing on voters who don't fall in lock-step with any one party or ideology. Our XX playwrights have each been asked to write a piece based on one of these "purple voting blocs" - Progressive Evangelicals and Socially Conservative Liberals. As with all X-Plays, ROCK THE VOTING BLOC will be an irreverent, thought provoking and intelligent performance, immediately followed by a moderated discussion between the audience and the artists.
At Round House Theatre Silver Spring
8641 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD
(next to the AFI/Silver Theatre)
Silver Spring metro-Red Line
Tickets: call 240-644-1100
Admission: $15, ask for code LOWT discount tickets for $12!
photo by Melissa Blackall
|» Theatre Unleashed Company Auditions|
We will be holding auditions for new company members on November 10th & 11th, 2008. If you are a Los Angeles-based actor and interested in joining an active, dues-paying theatre company, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for info and a slot!|
|» Casting Call|
I am involved in putting on a performance of Mort at the Edinburgh Fringe, but one of the actors has dropped out at very short notice. I.e. this morning. Part is that of Goodie Whelper and other minor female parts. The show is going to be fabulous, on the top floor of C Main. Paul Kidby is donating his artwork for the posters, and a large chunk of money going to charity. Everyone involved with the production will have C passes, allowing them free tickets at C shows, for the duration of the festival.|
We are urgently seeking someone who is
1) Female, youngish,
2) Available in Oxford a.s.a.p
3) Available in Edinburgh 25th July -> 25th August
4) Can act
5) Preferably can pay towards accomodation ~ £500 for the month, or sort their own. If you can't do this, still get in touch as the production may decide to cover cost of accomodation in order to y'know have a show.
If interested, call RHYS 07825957161 or email email@example.com asap
|» Please help me win an online audition by your votes :)|
I’m “auditioning“ for the National Tour of A Chorus Line’s Be the One competition, and I need your help! The 8 dancers who get the most votes will win an exclusive prize package, including tickets to A Chorus Line.|
Click here to view my profile and cast your vote to let everyone know you think I’m a Singular Sensation!
Thanks, Anthony John
Familiar with "Out of the Frying Pan" by Francis Swann?? |
I'm a fairly unexperienced actor and I was recently cast in "Out of the Frying Pan", a three act comedy by Francis Swann. I was cast as the cooky landlady Mrs. Garnet & truly have no idea what angle to go at the role from. I've never played a real comedic role. And even though this part is a minor role, I'd still prefer to go into the role with a good idea of how I want to play her.
So what I'm asking is that if anyone is familiar with the play and has any tips, or if anyone knows another play/film that i could watch to get a good model for the role it would be hugely appreciated.
|» DC discount tickets|
Constellation Theatre Presents:|
Photo by Joseph Allen Photography
This Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm!
$10 tickets online with ARTIST code or at the door w/cash or check.
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all info at http://www.constellationtheatre.org
I can't seem to find the memories section of this community so I am most likely asking something that has been asked a dozen times! But here goes.|
I'm looking for a great photographer to do my headshots in Seattle Washington. My last portfolio was shot by David Hiller who is an amazing photographer but who is currently out of my price range. If there are any actors here that know someone in Seattle let me know. Thanks!