AUDITIONS




 

The long running hit show “The Video Games” is looking for replacements/swings for its Los Angeles production in Hollywood.

Date: 11/17/2017

Location:
The Complex in The Flight Theatre
6472 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood CA, 90036

Sign in starts @ 5:30  (No appointment necessary) 

info and appointments: submissions@mbstage.com

[FIGHTER MALE] NON-UNION
All ethnicities encouraged to submit – we are looking for actors to embody these characters, not necessarily look-a-likes. Must be trained in stage combat and have excellent improv/audience interaction skills. Characters: Link, Mario/Luigi, Scorpion, Master Chief, Mega Man, Pikachu, Donkey Kong and Commander Shepard.

[FIGHTER FEMALE] NON-UNION
All ethnicities encouraged to submit – we are looking for actors to embody these characters, not necessarily look-a-likes. Must be trained in stage combat and have excellent improv/audience interaction skills.
Characters: Zelda/Sheik, Princess Peach, Lara Croft, Samus Aran, JigglyPuff, Lady Yuna and Commander Shepard.

Please wear appropriate attire to the audition. No bare feet, sandals, heels or hard soled shoes allowed. Clothing should be somewhat formfitting and easy to move in. You will be asked to remove all jewelry, watches etc.

All actors must be capable of learning multiple tracks in a live action, stage combat heavy show in which the outcome changes each performance due to audience votes. The show is scripted and choreographed, and while the fight choreography never changes, actors must be capable of adapting the story and script to various situations as they arise – the show is never the same twice. Currently slated for bi-weekly/three shows per month theatrical performances, in addition to various special event appearances.

Actors must be trained and proficient in stage combat (hand to hand required, weapon proficiency a bonus). Tumbling/tricks a bonus. Improv training preferred.
There is no pay, compensation for special events may be provided.

Bring resume, headshot (we can keep) and conflict calendar up to six months out.

1st round:
Everyone will be asked to demonstrate certain types of falls, punches and shoulder rolls. You will then be taught a short combination with a partner and asked to demonstrate in small groups.

2nd round/callback:
Will be asked to demonstrate a more complex fight using a weapon from the show. Special skill demonstrations will be allowed at this time. Nothing that requires special equipment will be seen.

Final round:
Will consist of readings from the script either a monologue, scene with partner or scene with reader.

All those considered for cast will be offered a free ticket to see the show that night at 10:30pm.

About the show:A parody of the popular book/movie series The Hunger Games. The tributes participating in the Battle to the Death have been substituted for video game characters from all the popular video game franchises. Ranging from Super Mario to Mass Effect, a selection of popular, iconic characters will compete to win the coveted title of “Player One.” From voting for their favorite character to saving them from certain death, the audience will be able to alter the course of events throughout the performance. Twelve different fighters, twelve possible winners; all depending on your vote. May the odds be ever in their favor.

“The Video Games” has been performed for two years, including a 6-month run Off-Broadway in New York City. Other notable performances include: Hollywood Fringe 2015, San Diego International Fringe Festival 2016, New York International Fringe Festival 2016, and a return to Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017, as well as a continuous tour as featured guests of various comic conventions across the country including: Nerd-Con, Long Beach Comic Con, Long Beach Comic Expo, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con (Comikaze), Cos-losseum, LVL UP Expo (Las Vegas), New Jersey Comic Con, and more.

More information about the show available at TheVideoGamesPlay.com.

Sign ins will begin at 5:30pm – and will be accepted until 7:30pm. To submit for an appointment email submissions@mbstage.com and include a headshot and resume, as well as notation of relevant stage combat experience and training.

Rehearsals will begin as early as two weeks and will typically be Sunday, Monday or Thursday nights depending on cast availability. Other details will be handled at orientation.