“The Murder Mystery Company” is growing and now they are looking for acting talent in Dallas and Minneapolis. So if you have improv skills or want to polish upon your acquired skills, this is the perfect opportunity to fulfill your lifelong ambition of acting in a theater.
What is Murder Mystery Company?
The Murder Mystery Company (MMC) is the best dinner comedy theater company in the USA which performs approximately 7000 shows for thousands of people scattered all over the nation in almost 30 locations. The MMC has actually won the title of being the best theater company in the USA for two consecutive years by the Critics Association of the National Dinner Theater. The company has done numerous performances at celebrity functions, and at 400 companies of “The Fortune 500 Companies” of the USA. You can imagine the remarkable pace the theater company is growing.
The company performs at both public and private shows. The venue of the public show is consistent, whereas, the private show locations vary. Every show features a murder which takes place in a highly comical manner and all the guests have an equal chance to solve the incredible mysterious crime. Just imagine how great it would be to be a part of such a theatrical troupe where anyone could turn out to be a killer.
Who is the company looking for?
The theater company is looking to recruit non-equity actors for their troupe who have some interactive stage improvisation skills. People with all sorts of stage acting experience are encouraged to apply. The candidates must be 18 years of age at least to apply. The actors are being recruited to perform any one of the three roles:
The actors will have to follow a script and add their own improv at the spur of the moment. So if you have great interactive skills and can handle large crowds by keeping them engaged, apply as soon as you can.
Preparation and Audition Guidelines
You are not required to prepare monologues or read through scripts prior to the auditions. Just show up with a positive attitude and a bright mind and be ready to have group interactive sessions and improv skill testing scenes.
The audition is divided into two parts:
- Improvisation skill exam
- Act out a cold script with improvisations with a partner or partners.
It is a paid acting role and the shortlisted actors will be paid $65 – $100 for a single show depending upon the roles. Also the actors will be given tips, meals, raises based upon the earned experience and reimbursements for travel (if there is any travelling required for the shows)
Documents to Bring
You are required to bring the following to the audition:
- Latest headshot
- A resume about the acting career (people having little or vast experience are encouraged to apply)
Location, City and Audition Date and Timings
The candidates must be residents of Dallas and Minneapolis.
**Important Note: Please note down that the spots for the audition get filled up really quickly. Therefore, the must be booked beforehand. Once the spots for the auditions get filled, MMC cannot guarantee that auditions will be conducted next year. Even though walk-ins are welcomed but if there is no available spot you will not be allowed to audition. You may book your audition spot online on the website links that are mentioned below under the respective cities. **
Location: Phoenix Theatre at Hennepin Avenue (2605) Minneapolis, Minnesota (55408)
Time: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Date: Monday, 11th April 2016
Website for booking auditions: http://www.killer.careers/minneapolis/
Location: Bishop Manor Rehearsal Studios Annex on Elm Street (4406), Dallas, Texas (75236)
Time: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Date: Monday, 4th April 2016
Website for booking auditions: http://www.killer.careers/dallas/
Please make a note of the following details:
- It is recommended that you arrive at least 15 minute before the time slot scheduled for the audition.
- The audition groups perform for 15 minutes to 20 minutes. The last 5 minutes are reserved specifically for question and answer session.
- The result of the auditions is revealed to the candidates through email within 2 days of the audition.
- The email is sent to all the candidates who appeared for the audition regardless of the fact they are selected or not.
- MMC does not have call backs.
The interested candidates must submit to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submission is Monday, 4th April 2016.
Benefits of Working with the Troupe
Apart from the great compensation package the shortlisted actors will also acquire great professional training. The actors will undergo the unique “Grimpov training” which would enhance the improvisation acting skills of the troupe members. The selected actors will have the chance to perform at more than 300 shows in a year in Detroit, Michigan majorly.
So if you have great observational skills, can be spontaneous, and have the ability to learn and acquire new skills, apply away. Being a part of MMX can be the start of a promising career in the entertaining field of stage theatrics.