Fall 2018 Casting Call / Audition Information
Congratulations! If you are reading this we'd like to have you at our winter season audition. This audition date is a two-part event and is designed expressly to find solid improv character actresses who also can hold the attention of a crowd and work well with others - key skills in our live event entertainment work. In it we're hoping to find the next new addition to our mermaid and land character team - a group of incredible women who bring happiness and joy to families and brands in LA as costumed characters such as mermaids, elves, witches/zombies/ghosts, fairies, princesses, and more.
When is the Audition?
The group audition date for Fall 2018 is September 15, 2018. This is the only scheduled audition for our Winter - Spring season.
- Round #1 is held on land and is focused on improv skills, ability to work with others, personality, vocal projection, and the ability to stand out in a crowd.
- Round 1 Check In Begins: 9:15AM
- Round 1 Start Time: 9:30AM (please do NOT be late or you will be excused)
- Round 1 End Time: 10:30AM
- Round 1 Location: We will be meeting at the paved (free) parking lot at 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065 before walking as a group to the park to work together.
- Round #2 is a callback and is focused on reviewing swim skills, the ability to learn and work in a mermaid tail, and the ability to follow directions.
- Round 2 Start Time: 11AM (only for those invited from Round 1)
- Round 2 End Time: 12PM
- Round 2 Location: The community pool at at 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065. Meet on the bleachers next to the shallow side of the pool.
What to wear
A great can-do attitude! You do NOT need to prepare any sides for this audition as it's improv and group-work based. We're looking at how you think on your feet and can captivate and audience - not how well you remember your lines.
Please wear what you are comfortable exercising in as we will be moving around. Things like yoga pants or running leggings, sneakers, and sunglasses etc. for outdoors are encouraged.
You should also come prepared with a secure swimsuit that stays on your body when moving (e.g. something more substantial than triangle tops!), towels, swim goggles, and sandals in case you are invited to Round #2 for the swim portion of the day.
Where to Park
Please park in the lot at the Rancho Simi Community Pool located at 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065.
What to do if you Can't Make It
If you can't make it please have the grace to call us at (805) 328-4911 at least 1 week in advance with your full name and let us know not to expect us.
What Happens If We Like You?
If we think you're fin-tastic after two rounds we'll do a follow up skills analysis on where you are based on practical skills that we do. If you are not quite up to snuff on those skills and we think you can learn them then we'll offer you a full scholarship to our training program for Professional Mermaids to help you succeed and grow your performance skills and bring them up to a world-class level.
If you're on point with your skills and accepted on our team then we'll be inviting you to start as an on-call character performer for our winter season with character / entertainment pay starting at $25-$40+ per hour plus travel compensation and tips (people here average around $75-$110 pre-tax income for compensation for a party performance of 1 hour).
Please note - this is a "side job" type of job rather than anything full time; it's for people who have normal acting gigs / auditions / day jobs in the week and are looking for extra money (and a lot of fun with great people!) on the weekends. About 80% of our work is during Saturday and Sunday afternoons.