Author Archives: BYU Theatre & Media Arts

Volunteer Opportunity 2018 – BYU Nursing Department

The BYU Nursing Department is looking for theatre student volunteers to help us enhance the simulation learning experience for our Nursing students. These will be one hour sessions where you will be assuming the role of family member to a simulated patient (high fidelity manikin). You will be at the bedside in our simulation center (Kimball tower) and will interact with the student nurses as they work on meeting multiple patient and family needs. Wigs and props will be provided as well as a detailed role distribution and simulation objectives. Simulation dates will be Nov. 8-9, 15-16 and 29-30. More information and a sign up document will be available in the newsletter at the start of Fall Semester. For questions, contact Christine Peters at


Audition 2018: PAID — The Happy Worker Feature Film – Male Opening

The Happy Worker Feature Film

July 30-August 24, 2018

Males 6ft and 6ft 1

Average Build

Brown Hair

$150.00 day/up to a 12-hour day

Park City Area

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Submission should have:






Subject Title: THW Stand In

Audition 2018: PAID — The Happy Worker – Extras/Background

Feature Film: The Happy Worker

Shooting: July 30-August 24

Rate: $101.50 day/up to a 12 hour day

Some stipend is being discussed for possible gas

Location: Mostly up by Echo Area in Park City


Searching for: 25 main Background to work the whole shoot, must have great open availability (can change as scenes progress, as any production)

TENTATIVE DATES: Can change as always

July 30August 1,2,3, 6,7,8,9,13,14,15

On July 9 we will have an additional 25 people


Male/Female 20’s-50’s, a few older 60’s’70’s

Mostly caucasian but will need few Ethnic talent





Wardrobe fitting possible on July 25





all sizes

Audition 2018: Microburst Theater Festival

Microburst Theatre Festival: This year’s Microburst Theatre Festival will be directed by George Nelson and performed October 18-20. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 5th from 5-8pm and Thursday, September 6th from 5-8pm. Call backs will be on Friday, September 7th from 5-8pm. Please come prepared with two 1-minute contrasting monologues in a contemporary style. Cold reads will be available if desired. Sign-ups are located  on the Nelke callboard.

Job Opportunity 2018: KU-ER Radio Announcer

Open Date 07/10/2018
Requisition Number PRN08253N
Job Title Announcer
Working Title On-Call Part Time Announcer
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Temporary? No
Standard Hours per Week On-Call
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Shift Variable
Work Schedule Summary On-call, as required
Is this a work study job? No
VP Area President
Department 00335 – KUER
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $15.19/hr. to $28.08/hr.
Close Date
Job Summary Operates radio broadcast board for KUER as an on-call fill-in host during weekday a.m. or p.m. shifts as needed, delivering local newscasts and playing back other audio. Mornings are 5 to 9 a.m. Afternoons are 3 to 7 p.m. Other shifts may be necessary.
Responsibilities • Operates radio broadcast board on an on call fill-in basis for KUER weekday mornings from 5 to 9 a.m. or weekday afternoons from 3 to 7 p.m. May fill in for other shifts as necessary.
• Organizes, writes and delivers multiple local newscasts, live on-air during each shift.
• Introduces and plays back long-form local feature stories.
• Plays back underwriting messages, show promotions and other audio during local breaks.
• Responsible for making seamless transitions between national broadcast and local newscasts and breaks.
• Produces some content as required for other newscasts in a day and could include doing cut & copy or wrap style stories.
• Actively participates in KUER fund drives and represents KUER at community and station events as required.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting, or a related field, and one year of previous professional experience in the news field or equivalency. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills and an understanding of Public Radio and radio broadcasting required.
Preferences • Two or more years of experience as a morning or afternoon anchor at a public radio station.
• Experience with Wide Orbit automation system
• Experience using Burli newscasting software.
• Knowledge and ability to use social media tools to enhance news coverage
and web presence of station.

Familiarity with NPR programs and news magazines.

Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • University of Utah Web Page
    • Internet: search engine, online job board, etc
    • University of Utah employee referral
    • Career Services/Campus Job Fair
    • Community/Government Agency
    • Other/Unknown
  2. * How did you hear about this position? Please specify the name of the job board, community, education, government agency, search engine, etc. used to find out about this position.(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Optional Documents

  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169 after submission

Audition 2018: Native American Actors Wanted

I am casting Native Americans actors for some speaking roles for the movie “The Happy Worker.” If you fit one of the following descriptions please click the link below and send us your photo. We will pay some travel depending on where you are from. This movie will shoot in Northern Utah.

Please feel free to pass this on to any actors who you know are Native American. (Must be actual Native American to audition.)

Click here to submit your photo if you fit any of the below descriptions

Click here to send us your info


Jeff Johnson

Project David Lynch Presents: The Happy Worker
Director Duwayne Dunham
Producer Bill Borden
Union SAG Scale
Location In and aroud Salt Lake City
Casting Director Jeff Johnson
Casting Associate Robert Andrus
Shoots July 30, 2018 for 24 days
Submissions Due Fri July 13, 2018
Audition Dates TBD
BEN Male, 25-65, American Indian, BEN WHITE HAWK, a handsome Native American, who exudes curiosity and knowledge. The lead Indian discusses the Hole and the relevance in continuing to dig. Pays over $900 a day does not have to be professional actor but needs to do some Speaking lines
 TYLER Male, 30s- 40s, American Indian, TYLER the early Indian in Monument Valley .  Pays over $900 a day does not have to be professional actor but needs to do some Speaking lines
4  DRUMMERS Native American  DRUMMERS ——  Male or female Real Native Americans who Drum pays around $150 a day

Audition 2018: The Zigfeld Theater – The Addams Family


The Ziegfeld Theater announces open auditions for altogether ooky musical “The Addams Family,” directed by Eb Madson and music directed by Jamie Balaich.

***Show pays a flat rate of $300. All actors must be available for performances in Ogden and Park City to receive stipend.*** 

PERFORMANCES: Ogden performances at The Ziegfeld Theater are October 12, 13, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, November 2, and 3 at 7:30 PM with a Saturday matinee on October 27 at 2:00 PM. Park City performances at The Egyptian Theatre are November 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24 at 7:30 PM with the exception of the Sunday performance, which is at 6:00 PM.

ROLES: Seeking strong comedic actor-singers who move well. All roles are available. Colorblind casting – actors of ALL races and skin color are HIGHLY encouraged to audition. Roles detailed below.

AUDITIONS: Wed., July 18, 7-10 PM by appointment only. To schedule your audition, fill out an audition form at the button below. Invitation only callbacks will be held Thurs. July 19 in the evening and Sat. July 21 in the morning, if needed.

***If you are absolutely unavailable to audition on these dates, let us know as soon as possible so that we may arrange an alternate audition time for you, if possible.***

LOCATION: Ziegfeld Arts Academy – 2440 E 6600 S, in Uintah (at the intersection of US-84 and US-89, behind Pitcher Sports and Best Western)

PREPARE: For the audition, bring a printed copy of your resume and a headshot or recent picture. Prepare a 30-60 second selection from a Broadway musical in the style of the show. Sheet music is required; accompanist provided.

***Please no CD’s, mp3’s, or a cappella auditions. You are welcome to sing a selection from the show, but please bring a second, contrasting audition selection from a different musical (which we may or may not ask you to sing).***

REHEARSALS will begin in early August and will usually be held at the Ziegfeld Arts Academy. Rehearsals for The Addams Family will typically be MondayThursday evenings and Saturday afternoon.

If you have any questions, please email


Fill Out Audition Form

Gomez Addams: Male, 35-55, B flat 2-G4

a man of Spanish descent, adores his wife, takes great pride in his children, and proud to be an Addams, caught between his daughter and his wife he feels completely trapped and unable to make either happy, which is his greatest joy, must have great comedic timing, move well, and strong tenor vocals.


Morticia Addams: Female, 30-55, G3-B flat 5

beautiful, the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it, easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit, feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out, a strong dancer with alto/mezzo soprano vocals.


Uncle Fester: Male, 30-50, C3-C5

serves as the musicals narrator, child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible, a vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor vocals.


Grandma: Female, 20+, G4-F5

a feisty, funny 102+ year old, fun and quirky, but don’t mess with grandma, comedic actress with strong character vocals.


Wednesday Addams: Female, 18-25, A3-E5

gothic, witty with a terrifically dry sense of humor, just wants her family to be “normal” for one night to meet the parents of the boy she’s fallen in love with, strong pop belt vocals.


Pugsley Addams: Male, 11-14

charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister, he wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own  hands, strong, high vocals, voice not yet changed.


Lurch: Male, 35+, E falt 2-E4

the taller the better, a many of very, very few words, often spoken at half speed, most of what he utters is long, plaintive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation, must have true low bass vocals.


Mal Beineke: Male, 35+C3-A4

stuffy father of 19-year-old Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice, thinks the Addams’ are beyond strange and does not want to spend time having dinner with them, much less be related, musical theater bari-tenor.


Alice Beineke: Female, 35-55, A flat 3-G sharp 5

mother of 19-year-old Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires, while at the Addams Family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth, very strong comedic actress with soprano/high belt vocals.


Lucas Beineke: Male 18-25, C3-C5

fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her, experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family, contemporary pop tenor vocals.


The Addams Ancestors/Chorus/Ensemble: Males and Females, 13+

large ensemble roles, made up and disguised as dead ancestors, strong singers and dancers have a fun, quirky sensibility.