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Haunted Circus – Call for Actors

Haunted Circus

JOIN OUR HAUNT TEAM

The Beaumont Studios in partnership with Mixed Media Events is excited to present Vancouver’s scariest Haunted House experience this October. Our Haunted Circus is being held as a fundraising event benefiting The BC Women’s Hospital and we’re looking for your support.

Haunted Circus is currently holding auditions for various Live Performance roles during our 2016 haunt. We are searching for reliable and trustworthy individuals who are passionate about the haunt industry to help scare the shit out of our guests.

Potential actors will be judged by level of enthusiasm and creativity during the audition process which will be comprised of both a short interview and a quick impromptu performance by the applicant.  Acting experience is not required, but recommended.  If chosen to be a part of our Haunt Team you will be invited to participate in an actor training workshop where we will work with you to build your haunting skills.

Aside from our Haunt Team we are looking for Volunteers with construction experience, painting skills, sound equipment knowledge, special effects training and set dec experience. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team or know someone who is please reach out to us through email.

All castings will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. We do not discriminate in casting opportunities or practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic. We will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or risk to that individual.

Working for a haunted attraction is very physically and mentally demanding work.  However, it is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have all year. Seeing visitors just absolutely lose their minds, screaming at the top of their lungs, flailing away in a mad panic. At most jobs if your customers react like that, somebody’s ass is getting sued. And think about it: what other form of theatre gets that kind of a reaction from an audience? You might get some laughter and tears doing a local performance of Fiddler on the Roof, but we’re betting you hardly ever see anybody shit their pants.

Requirements

18 years of age, no exceptions.
Ability to wear a costume (including face mask, face paint, latex, silicon and/or make-up.)
A genuine passion for scaring people.
Good knowledge of the Haunt Industry.
Good communication skills.
Ability to work in dark and confined spaces.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
Previous theatre background an asset.
Previous make-up experience or training is an asset.

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