8th ANNUAL MEALS FOR MONOLOGUES WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 10 AM - 8 PM
No appointment necessary
Freihofer Casting, the leading casting office for film and television in Oklahoma, once again opens its doors to anyone and everyone for the 8th annual "Meals for Monologues", this Wednesday, December 11, from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm.
No appointment is necessary.
Meals for Monologues is a nationwide open casting call charity event initiated by the Casting Society of America. Freihofer Casting is the only CSA-member casting office in Oklahoma.
The event allows actors to bring in a monologue or short scene of their choosing and perform it for a working Casting Director for film & television. Casting Director Chris Freihofer and the team at Freihofer Casting will be in the room for all auditions. No appointments are necessary.
All scenes and monologues will also be filmed and shown to Oklahoma talent agents for those seeking representation. If you already have a talent agent, they will have the opportunity to see again what you can do. If you do not have an agent, the Meals for Monologues staff will notify you if an agent has expressed interest in contacting you.
Those attending are asked to bring at least two non-perishable food or sundry items per person.
This year, the recipients of the Items collected will be Sparrow House, an organization that provides a mobile pantry to homebound seniors living on fixed incomes, and Bridges, and organization that assists high school students who live alone due to family crisis, including the death of a parent, parental incarceration or homelessness.
"Actors don't have to bring in monologues," said Freihofer. "They can bring in a scene and we will provide the off-camera reader, just like a film audition." (Make sure to bring a copy of the script).
Actors are also encouraged to bring in their headshots and resumes, if they have them. Freihofer will fill out an evaluation form and attach it to each headshot/resume for consideration for future projects. (Evaluation forms will not be shared with participants).
"If an actor wants to strut their stuff, go for it. If you aren't being seen for the right roles or the right projects, if you feel you aren't being seen at all, or if you feel your last auditions haven't represented your talents, this is the chance. The doors are open to any actor of any age," Freihofer said. "We have beginning actors, very advanced actors, college professors, high school students, just anyone can attend. And we always make it fun and festive in the lobby. We provide light snacks and treats for those waiting in line.
The audition is limited to 2 minutes each. Actors can perform a monologue or scene of no more than two minutes, or even two one-minute monologues. But Freihofer stressed actors will be cut off after two minutes.
Freihofer has cast over 100 feature film and television projects and hundreds of commercials since opening the doors in 2004. Recent casting credits include the feature films SOUTHLAND with Bella Thorne, FULL OUT 2, the Ezra Miller film ASKING FOR IT, WHALING with Tammin Sursok and Tom Felton and the films SLEEPING IN PLASTIC, THE TURKEY BOWL, AWAKE and more. He recently provided local casting services for the Tom McCarthy film STILLWATER, starring Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin.
Other projects include DISTANT VISION for Francis Ford Coppola and Andrea Arnold's AMERICAN HONEY, with Shia Lebeouf, RUDDERLESS (Directed by William H Macy), AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (With Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts), THE KILLER INSIDE ME (with Casey Affleck & Kate Hudson), TO THE WONDER (Directed by Terrence Malick, starring Ben Affleck & Rachel McAdams), WILDLIFE, with Jake Gyllenhall and Carey Mulligan (now playing on Showtime ) and many more, including commercials for Nike, Gatorade, Folger's, BMW, Foot Locker, Walmart, AARP, ESPN, Fox Sports, and many, many more.
Freihofer mentioned he has discovered many new faces at Meals for Monologues and have placed them in films and commercials in the weeks and months that followed. But he stressed the charity event is not an audition for a specific project, and is just a fun way to give back to the community and to be seen by local casting professionals.
Freihofer Casting's Meals for Monologues will be held Wednesday, December 11, from 10:00 am-8 pm at The Actor Factory in Norman, OK. No appointment is necessary.
It is suggested that the audition material is memorized.
Everyone auditioning is asked to bring at least two non-perishable food or toiletry items that could be helpful to a family in need during the holidays. Please remember that non-perishable includes pasta, pasta sauce, canned goods, cereal, crackers, peanut butter, toiletries (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, tampons, anti-perspirant as well as dryer sheets, laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent and more), etc.
For address, map and driving directions to The Actor Factory, visit www.TheActorFactory.com. (Do not call The Actor Factory phone line or the main office phone number or Freihofer Casting for information about this event).
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