Atlanta Radio Theatre Company Holding Auditions Podcast “Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope”

05/14/2018

Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope

Location: Atlanta, GA

Type: Other Projects

Atlanta Radio Theatre Company is holding writing/acting auditions for their daily audio drama podcast Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope, which recently passed its 200th episode. This is a NON-PAID opportunity.

Mercury, as mentioned above, is a DAILY audio drama podcast. The premise is that there is a small group of people living in or around a college radio station broadcasting during the zombie apocalypse. Each and every day they fire up their gas generator to power the transmitter and broadcast messages of hope and survival to anyone within range.

We are seeking actors to portray three new recurring roles that will appear occasionally. Recording sessions typically take place 2-3 times per month, no more than one per week on Tuesdays in most cases. The studio is located in Tucker.

AUDITION PROCEDURES:Because Mercury is a DAILY audio drama, actors portraying recurring roles such as these are expected to contribute episodes to the series. Thus, we are requesting writing samples from all interested parties before we conduct acting auditions.

If you are interested in writing for the series (whether you want one of these roles or not), please send email to audition@artc.org indicating that you want more information. We will send back a link to our detailed writing guide along with additional instructions. Target length for episodes is 5-7 minutes (approximately 800-1000 words).

If you’ve never written for audio before, but have written for other formats, don’t worry about it. The series creator has over 20 years of experience in the medium and will be glad to help coach you through the differences between stage, film, and radio writing as well as assist new writers with keeping on-theme for this somewhat unusual, occasionally challenging series.

CHARACTERS
Janette “JJ” Jenkin
Brash and crass former police officer who makes runs through zombie hordes to local super markets to take food and supplies to survivors who can’t otherwise get supplies on their own. JJ is quick with a punchline, and she’ll happily help anybody out of a jam, but she can be a bit more crude than the three main characters are generally comfortable with. She does her best to keep it clean on the air.

Dr. Laromy Nolan, Doctor of Forensic Pathology (he’s a corpse guy)
Uses the solar powered backup generators at the old hospital to run experiments on zombie bits (1-2 hours at a time, or he risks burning out the rechargeable cells of the generator). The good doctor got trapped at a police station (next door to the hospital he works at) after a night of drinking landed him in the police station’s drunk tank; woke to find himself isolated in a zombie apocalypse with his long-time friend and the only remaining police officer; Inspector Janette Jenkin (JJ). Dr. Nolan is fascinated by the zombies as corpses, and while he’s sensible about survival, he always seems more interested than worried when it comes to encountering zombies.

Anna Thomas
Introduced by way of narrative in Episode 160 “The Cavalry,” Anna is an expert horse rider and knows advanced animal care techniques. She was living in Tennessee raising horses with her family before the fall. She travels with her father, two of her nieces, and her son. At this time there are no plans to have her family also appear on the show.

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Atlanta, GA
Please submit to: audition@artc.org

This casting notice was posted by: Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

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