As with so many companies, 2020 was a transformative year for us — and that transformation is still taking place in 2021.
Since there haven’t been many posts here, we wanted to let any web denizens know one of our main goals is to completely revamp this website. We’ll be continuing our casting support, but one of the main focuses this year is to continue to develop productions for Jabberwocky Audio Theater and related audio works.
Shawn Vanden, dir.; Kent Belli, prod.; Austin Reeves, DP/Prod.; Bjorn Munson, casting dir.
Casting a “proof-of-concept” for “Grey Angel Journals,” (GAJ) a paranormal metaphysical thriller, to be produced both as a traditional TV series/streaming episodic series.
GAJ explores themes of love, loss, redemption, and discovery wrapped within a time-travel mystery, woven into a deeper multi-verse enigma. This Gothic-themed saga places ordinary, fallible characters, within a race-against-the-clock, labyrinthine story.
Ian McDermott (Lead): Male, Mid 40s Athletic, Alpha, Ian is a brooding, introspective former off-the-books Federal Agent and analyst. He has been trying to raise a teenage daughter (teenage son Phillip 17, who is away at a Military School, is revealed mid-Season in season 1). Married for 18 years to his wife, Amelia, who mysteriously goes missing — with the only clue being a vigilante code sketched onto his kitchen ceiling. Ethnicity: White or Caucasian
Helena Caron (Lead): Female, Mid-Late 30s Helena is an attractive, intense, and quirky Internal Affairs Investigator. She is separated from her husband and on the cusp of finalizing a divorce while raising two elementary school aged kids. Helena is ambitious and seeks to unravel Ian’s professional secrets. Ethnicity: Caucasian or Mixed
Melanie Lange (Lead): Female, Mid-Late 30s A nurse at a local hospital with a troubled past. A former athlete, an injury when she was younger led to an addiction to increasingly powerful opiates. She has been involved in illicit activity, a strange domestic dispute with her current boyfriend, and is the “caretaker” of Elder, a former drug kingpin. Ethnicity: Hispanic or Mixed
Max QC (Supporting): Male, 50s or older “Max QC” is the moniker of the eccentric host of “Revelations and Conspiracies,” an online talk show that explores the strange and unusual. Max QC is revealed to be Capt. Tutor, a former army officer who worked for DARPA in the late 70’s on top secret projects.
Now a disillusioned security analyst and former member of the intelligence community, he currently lives off the grid on a prepper farm in Canada where his small, but loyal YouTube following validates and fuels his obsessive investigations. Ethnicity: Any
Adam Livingston (Supporting): Male, late 30s/early 40s An 18th century Pensylvannian who is a family man and farmer. He’s average height, build, darker hair/eyes, a man who seeks to do right by the world, but the world does not do right by him. Seek an empathetic, earnest looking type. Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
Bian (Supporting): Female, late teens/early 20s Vietnamese teenager whom the young Capt. Tutor (Max QC) fell in love with before having to evacuate with the US Army at the end of the Vietnam war. She remains mysterious; he only knows her first name and that she came from a village outside Saigon. She will be a B&W Photo in the proof-of-concept, with plans to have Max QC/Capt. Tutor attempt to go back in time to find her during the series. Ethnicity: Asian
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Online rehearsals begin November 2020.
Tentative shoots between November 21-22 or 28-29.
1-day location shoots to be done in Maryland, West Virginia, approximately November 2020 – April 2021.
Depending on COVID-19 precautions, initial shoots may be remote/online
Compensation & Union Contract Details
This GAJ proof-of-concept will be produced under the SAG-AFTRA New Media Agreement. Union and non-union talent may apply
Anyone submitting for “Max QC” (Capt. Tutor) should submit by Monday, November 2nd. Other roles may submit by November 15th. Headshot and resume required. Links to video reel or video clips highly recommended (if you do not have a video reel with Backstage, please provide links in the cover letter section) After reviewing submissions, we will be asking for self-tapes from actors.
For the past 15 years, Stonehenge has been helping connect actors and filmmakers connect with one another with an in-person mass audition. Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are going to forego the in-person event, but want to help the community connect.
We have been discussing format changes with the organizations originally set to host the the in-person auditions. We have an alternate virtual event set for the WIFV session on Monday, June 22nd and are still figuring out the TIVA event.
The latest information will be on the respective event web pages.
We are supporting the casting of multiple training videos for a DC-area organization.
These training videos are scheduled to be shot the week of April 22nd and the week of May 6th. Actors are not necessarily needed for all the dates, but check your availability.
Many details are still being worked out, including the exact character breakdowns, but here’s what we know:
They are looking for men and women, age 25 to 65. They especially want to see actors from all races and ethnicities, so we are gathering candidates for their auditions, which will be held on Monday, April 8th in downtown DC.
We will also be reaching out to actors individually, especially as we get more information, but remember, submitting your profile to the Stonehenge Casting project is the best way for us not to lose track of you.
Questions (but not headshots and resumes) may be directed to casting at teamjabberwocky dot com.
Go ahead a pop over to our 2019 information page, but the our dates for this years Stonehenge Auditions are confirmed:
Session One: Monday, March 4th (sponsored by WIFV/during their Narrative Directors’ Roundtable)
Session Two: Thursday, March 28th (sponsored by WIFV/during their Talent Roundtable)
Session Three: Wednesday, April 17th (sponsored by TIVA)
Remember, the partner organizations will be handling the registration for both actors and producers (we still run the lottery, those emails, and the auditions themselves). For actors, as always, there is a cutoff for when you can register and still be considered for the lottery. Check the info page for more details.
Summer shooting season is here — and we’ve been hearing from many actors that they’ve been contacted by filmmakers thanks to their audition videos being on the Stonehenge Auditions YouTube channel.
We’re taking this occasion to remind actors about how the videos work.
Stonehenge Audition Videos are Publicly Available
We know it’s probably obvious since they’re on YouTube, but yes, your audition video can be seen by pretty much anyone. It’s public.
Having the videos be publicly available is, in fact, why we’re still doing Stonehenge Auditions. It has served as a resource for the DC-area filmmaking community and beyond. We hear from actors getting contacted not only by local filmmakers, but ones in Richmond, Philadelphia, and New York. While there’s no guarantee any project will be good, bad, or weird, enough actors have contacted us about good projects for us to keep on posting videos.
You May Ask to Update or Remove Your Video at Any Time
As per the video release actors sign when attending Stonehenge Auditions, actors may contact us at any time to remove their video from the YouTube channel.
You can also ask for us to update your contact information listed with the video. We highly recommend you list the email address you use for your professional acting work versus a personal email address. You may also want to list your agent’s email address and phone number, if that’s applicable.
We can usually make these changes within one business day.
Always Research Filmmakers & Production Companies
The barrier to having some sort of online presence is lower than ever, so if you get contacted by producers, look ’em up!
Whether it’s a website for their company, the particular project, or even a reel of their previous work, it can be informative. Even student filmmakers may have online examples of their work.
If anything strikes you as odd or raises a flag, go with your instincts — and always ask questions. In Team J’s Casting Notes series, we have an article specifically about responding to casting notices. The section on researching and asking questions holds true when producers reach out to you as well.
Here’s hoping your summer is productive and creative!
Jabberwocky Audio Theater is looking for multiple voice actors to join our existing company members to record an action-packed, neo-noir mystery this summer for broadcast later this Fall.
The Gambler’s Tale: Outstanding Debts will be a 10-part audio mini-series written and directed by award-winning filmmaker William R. Coughlan and produced by Jabberwocky Audio Theater. Set in Las Vegas in the early 2000s, this tale follows Jimmy Harmon, a young, would-be poker pro as he stumbles into the machinations of a secretive group known as the Quorum.
Some of the characters who appear in this mini-series will reappear in other tales of the Quorum in future seasons, so we’ll be looking for actors we can work with long-term. You can also listen to our other main show, the sci-fi adventure Rogue Tyger, to get an idea of the work Jabberwocky Audio Theater produces.
This mini-series will be recorded at Arlington Independent Media on three separate Sundays in July and August for broadcast on their low-power FM station, WERA, in October. While this show will originate on non-commercial, non-profit radio, actors will receive $75 per recording session.
We are looking to collect all submissions (via Stonehenge Casting) by May 31st in order to schedule auditions at A.I.M. in June.