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Who We Are
Cricket Feet Casting is a company run by Bonnie Gillespie, indie casting director, Television Academy member, and author of Self-Management for Actors. Director Matt Chaffee co-founded and served as the artistic director for the Subtle Bliss Theatre Company in Hollywood for eight years. During his tenure, he oversaw 23 productions, including his own personal venture--the award-winning Fluffy Bunnies in a Field of Daisies--which closed as the longest running comedy in Los Angeles history to date and won Best of Festival honors at the New York Fringe Festival.
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Why We're Doing This
Showcases are an interesting blend of performance and marketing. When done right, the experience is exciting for the actors and inspiring for the industry professionals in attendance. Casting directors, agents, managers, showrunners, directors, and producers want to know they're coming to see talented actors performing funny material that is perfectly-suited for each actor's primary casting brand. They'll take away actors' finely-tuned marketing materials after enjoying a post-showcase reception with colleagues (and actors, who have been prepped for creating the most professional schmoozefest possible). And all of this will happen without actors having to go broke chasing CD workshops and so-called rep showcases that are just the same half-dozen people collecting a check to show up.
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What We'll Need From You
If you're hoping to get an audition for our next showcase, look for our call for submissions linked from this site, when the breakdown goes live. We're always looking for comedic actors with excellent timing, experience with improvisation and sketch comedy, and are especially interested in performers with original material. Priority consideration for audition slots is given to actors who have previously been cast through Cricket Feet Casting.

If you are scheduled for an audition, you will need to prepare a short comedic scene (bring your own scene partner, who may either also audition for us or just be there to help you out) and arrive with two headshots/resumés ready for us to review. You'll do your scene for Bonnie Gillespie (casting director and producer) and Matt Chaffee (director). We'll watch your work, discuss the schedule, and get to know you a bit before sending you on your way. (Looking for tips for your best possible showcase audition? Click here.)

After selections are made, we'll head into our rehearsal and meeting period. Don't worry; we're not going to put you through some ridiculously tedious mandatory rehearsal schedule. We're working hard on prescreening to be sure we cast the most professional, prepared, ready-to-book actors in town, and that means we trust that you will be working on your scene on your own time once we've agreed on scene selection (for which your primary casting type and industry goals will be assessed).

In addition to working independently and with our director on your showcase scene, you will be guided through the process of creating the best presentation of your materials for the industry kit and maximizing your marketability through showcasing. Our showcase experience includes Self-Management for Actors master class action. Because of this attention to detail in actor screening, scene selection, and marketing materials, industry attendees will have a very positive experience and will happily rate your performance. Why is that important? Well, the actors who receive the most positive reviews from industry after the showcase will receive prizes from our sponsors. Cool, eh?
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Where and When This All Happens
The "where" is the stunning Colony Theatre at 555 N. 3rd St. in downtown Burbank. As for the "when," we put up TWO FREE performances! Tuesday April 26th and Wednesday April 27th at 8pm. These shows begin promptly. You will need to be available for both performances, as well as dress/tech rehearsal all afternoon on the day of the first performance, and earlier rehearsals outside of the showcase space. We'll get down to the nitty-gritty details as you advance through the selection process. Thanks so much for your interest!
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