Reality show holding open July auditions
Connecticut artists are wanted to audition for a new reality pilot, “The Cast’n Couch.”
Auditions are scheduled for July 21 and July 24, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Jim Murkette’s Valley Fitness Conference Room, 45 S Main St, Unionville, and July 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Finnegan’s Tavern, 292 Spielman Highway, Burlington. Auditions are by appointment only. Email: cast[email protected] to schedule an appointment.
Two Connecticut companies, Atlantian Films and AspenDream Productions, are casting for a new docu-reality series about a casting agency that auditions numerous acts, only to realize that as much drama happens offstage as onstage. Each episode ends on the proverbial “casting couch,” where opponents vie for the few diverse gigs available. Shooting begins in Unionville and Burlington late summer, and the season will consist of eight half-hour episodes.
“We will be filming at Connecticut area businesses, such as Pomona Pete’s Restaurant, and Valley Fitness in Unionville, and Finnegan’s Tavern in Burlington,” said producer Janice Luise in a statement. “We have a top notch crew, many of whom have cancer or are recovering from cancer ... we are very excited to have all this support from Cancer Survivors Who Can thanks to founder Brian Spectre Smith.”
“This is an exciting series because it’s a bold look at what really happens when performers audition”, said co-producer/director/ writer Brian Spectre Smith, an Independent film director of the Avon based Atlantian Films and founder of Cancer Survivors Who Can Charities 501c3.
Spectre teams with Janice Luise, a professional director of live theatrical events and owner, producer and director of AspenDream Productions, LLC
The reality show is seeking non-union performers who are unpaid, with a potential for continual episode coverage if the pilot is picked up. Participants must be 18 or older, any ethnicity, and must showcase their talent in 90 seconds to the series’ producers. Every type of entertainer is welcome, including cancer patients and survivors, women, people of color, LGBTQ, gender-non-conforming people and people with disabilities. The producers are looking for actors, skaters, magicians, contortionists, comedians, impersonators, jugglers, clowns, and everything in between, including volunteers for extras. Film crews will be on location at the time of the audition. Auditioners without an appointment will be seen as time allows. Video auditions are accepted for those unable to attend on the scheduled dates. For further information, go to www.castncouch.com .