RWS Entertainment Group
New York, NY 11101
RWS Entertainment Group is seeking submissions from NYC-based actors for a Halloween event to be held in upstate NY called ONCE UPON A TIME – a scary Fairy Tale themed, socially distanced, no contact, walk-through, story-driven maze experience. Actors, dressed as Fairy Tale characters, will be serving as hosts and guides as well as planted in frightening scenes and vignettes along the way.
Seeking Actors: 18 and older, any ethnicity. Must be based in NYC or the New York State surrounding area of NYC and able to be present for rehearsal on October 20 in NYC. Must be able to create and maintain a fully realized character with both scripted and improvisational interaction. Scare acting, immersive/improv acting, or face character experience a huge plus. Actors will portray the following Fairy Tale characters:
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: A Man. Host and guide of the maze. Very interactive.
WITCH: A Woman. Cackling, wicked crone.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD/WOLF HYBRID: A Woman. Like Jekyll and Hyde only half Little Red and half Wolf.
WHITE RABBIT: Either a Man or a Woman. Anxious with quirky ticks.
QUEEN OF HEARTS: A Woman. Vicious tyrant threatening to behead everyone who crosses her.
THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN: A Man. What he lacks above the shoulders he makes up for in hulking presence.
Contract Dates: Rehearsals and costume fittings will be held at RWS Studios in NYC on October 20, 2020 in the afternoon/early evening. Transportation from NYC to upstate will be provided on October 27. Rehearsal will be held onsite the morning of October 28. The maze event would take place the evenings of October 28-31. Transportation back to NYC will be provided on November 1. Must have full availability for dates listed.
Compensation: $800 total (flat rate). Single occupancy hotel accommodations and meals provided in upstate NY. Roundtrip ground transportation will be provided.
To Apply: Please email email@example.com with the subject line “Halloween Event” by 12pm on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the latest including the following items:
1. Headshot or current picture (attached)
2. Acting/performance resume (attached)
3. Relevant acting reel or footage (YouTube or Vimeo link in body of email)
4. Which of the listed characters you are interested in (body of email)
5. A couple sentences about what you like best about Halloween (body of email)
6. Any relevant information you would like to share regarding your improv, immersive, or scare acting experience (optional, body of email)
Zoom interviews/callbacks may be scheduled October 14 or 15, 2020.
Please note that not everyone who submits will be contacted. Submissions MUST contain the items listed above in order to be considered. Submissions received after Tuesday, October 13 may not be considered.
October 27, 2020 - November 1, 2020
$800 flat rate