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Actors Needed for Drama Series

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Casting Call

These are paid positions.

Dead Medium Productions is seeking actors for a major new radio drama series on Newstalk. Auditions will be held throughout July / early August, production begins late August / early September.

These are paid roles, at a rate 120 euro per day (days required vary by role).

This six part series, set at the fall of the Berlin wall and today, is being produced by Dead Medium Productions for Newstalk.

Seeking:
-1 female actor – playing age early 20s – accent German (Berlin), ideally German speaking.
-1 female actor – playing age early 70s – accent German (Berlin), ideally German speaking.
-2 male actors – playing age, early 20s – accent German (Berlin), ideally German speaking.
-1 male actor – playing age, late 40s – accent Irish (any).
-1 male actor – playing age mid twenties to early 50s (same character at 2 ages) – accent German (Berlin), ideally German speaking.
-1 male actor – playing age, mid thirties to early 60s (same character at 2 ages) – accent German (Berlin), ideally German speaking.

No experience on radio / voice over necessary, and no headshots required. Stage and screen experience preferable.

Although this is a radio drama, this series will be produced entirely on location (in Ireland), and will be looking for actors to go off book where possible. This is a compelling drama series which will be produced much like a independent film or TV series, and as such no experience in radio is necessary. Where possible, scenes will be recorded on location rather than in front of a microphone – using movement to emphasise the action, and providing the cast the opportunity to employ the full range of their talent to flesh out the characters. They’re looking for actors who are interested in developing rich characters and delivering deep, emotional compelling performances as part of a truly ambitious project.

Description of the series:

“Claire O’Hanlon, a young Irish woman, became caught up in the events sweeping East Berlin, just prior to the fall of the Berlin wall. Arrested at a pro-democracy protest, Claire and her friends were imprisoned by the East German secret police. Twenty-five years later, now a successful academic, Claire returns to Berlin. She attempts to finally heal, and to resolve the mystery of what happened to her first love, Emil, who disappeared in 1989.”

If contacted, you’ll be asked to perform two pieces, one off book provided before the audition, and one presented in the audition. Both pieces will be taken from the series – at different points in the emotional development of the characters.

Contact: Gareth Stack
Mail: me@garethstack.com
Dead Medium Productions