Talent Wanted: Acting: Real-time Internet Broadcast Actual Play Tabletop RPG Show Performers [VOLUNTEER]

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/09/12 19:04:00 GMT-7, last modified 2019-12-04T10:57:13-08:00
A tabletop role-playing game actual play live broadcast weekly show volunteer performer and player. As with all roles at the 501(c)3 non-profit RPG Research, this is a volunteer unpaid opportunity.

RPG Cinema is looking for talented, dedicated, volunteer performers and crew.

Live-stream roles available include:

Tabletop RPG players/actors (no costumes)

Tabletop RPG players/actors (costumed/cosplay)

Volunteer Live Show Tabletop Role-Playing Game (RPG) Player on live weekly Internet broadcast  to help with advocacy and fundraising for 501(c)3 non-profit organization RPG Research: http://www.rpgresearch.com

RPG Research is looking for a variety of people from diverse ages and demographics that are strong performers in a seated position, who are: friendly and professional, comfortable on live camera broadcasts, work well with others, have no odious habits, strong on improvisation, knows how to play a character in a tabletop role-playing game, and can keep language family friendly.

  • Volunteer, unpaid, cosplay, acting opportunity in tabletop role-playing game setting.
  • Requirements
  • 3+ acting experience on stage, screen, or other live public venue.
  • 2+ years tabletop role-playing game experience
  • 1+ years costume design or cosplay
  • 2+ years improvisational performance experience in live public venue.

Preferred

  • 3+ years live streaming or other live-broadcast performance experience

Application Overview

  • First step online application through Indeed.com, select the opportunity with the same title: https://www.indeedjobs.com/rpg-research/jobs
  • Second step application here:  https://www.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/application-form
  • Send audition videos to: rpgresearcher at gmail dot co
  • Youth & adolescents (with parental permission), adults, and senior adults, are all welcomed!
  • Weekly commitment: 5 hours per week.
  • Several show options available:
  • Sunday evenings 5 pm to 9:30 pm (show time 6-9 pm PST) (no costumes)
  • Tuesday evenings 6 pm to 10:30 pm (show time 7-10 pm PST) (costumed)
  • Wednesday evenings 6 to 10:30 pm (show time 7-10 pm PST) (costumed)
  • Voice acting live Internet theater (no video or customs, voice only)
  • 1 season commitment (October through mid-May).
  • First auditions May-August.
  • Second auditions August - October.
  • Group "chemistry" auditions September-October
  • Pre-show sessions and rehearsal September-October
  • Show launch: tentatively October 29th, 2019.

Overview

These are unscripted weekly episodes!

You not only need to be exceptional at thinking quickly on your feet, and an exceptional ROLE-playing game player, you also need to have a good professional manner, keep your language clean even during stressful improvisational scenes, have a dynamic personality interesting for our audience to view (and often root for), and have excellent on-screen chemistry with your fellow players.

We are looking to fill the seats of up to 6 players in a weekly tabletop role-playing game. (+4 understudies/stand-ins/NPCs/cameos). You will get to create your own custom character in a multiverse custom campaign setting. This will involve a mixture of fantasy, modern, and science fiction mixed.

You will be expected to cosplay your character once character creation is completed, before show launch. Once your character is developed and cosplay outfits ready, professional artists will create artistic renderings to add to the website, video streams, etc.

You must be able to reliably attend weekly shows at our studio location in north Spokane, Washington.

There will be a few holiday days off (Thanksgiving week, Christmas week, etc.).

The show is Internet audience interactive, allowing audience donors to impact random encounters and events from a detailed catalog, close to real-time. These can help, hinder, or be neutral, but will not derail the main campaign.

Additional Information

This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW! Clean language, "fade-to-black" for intense scenes, etc. Though family friendly, we will still deal with very deep topics that need to be handled in a mature fashion.

These volunteer acting positions require energetic, dynamic, experienced, local, ROLE-playing game players for a live broadcast in an ongoing campaign, as a fundraiser for the non-profit organization RPG Research, a 501(c)3 non-profit 100% volunteer international research and human services organization helping improve lives through the power of music and role-playing games, with over 50 staff members across 4+ continents. http://www.rpgresearch.com

These are volunteer positions!

Professional grade means someone comfortable with being on-camera, that acts in a friendly but professional manner, that is reliable, with appropriate language & manners appropriate for being on a live family-friendly broadcast and in a professional setting.

While prior tabletop RPG experience is preferred, it is not required, though you do need to have at least 5 years prior acting and/or improv experience.

Players will need to pass the interview and audition process before being accepted.

Application & Audition Process Checklist

Process to audition (in order) for application:
1. Complete first application via Indeed.com. https://www.indeedjobs.com/rpg-research/jobs

2. Complete second step application via rpgresearch.com - https://www.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/opportunities/live-rpg-player-performer-cosplayer

3. Contact RPG Research Show Director with your RPG & Public Performance related resume attached with your contact information (email, phone, social networks, etc.): john at rpgresearch dot com.

4. You send a link to a video explaining why you think you would be a great fit for this group.

5. Watch for reply emails to schedule initial interviews.

6. If pass the interview stage, watch for emails to schedule in-studio auditions.

7. In September we will make the final decisions about casting.

8. When you receive the acceptance email/call, complete and sign the paperwork. We will schedule time for you to create your custom player character in the multiverse setting "Worlds of Beru". It will take multiple sessions to cooperatively complete your character details.

9. Before the show launches officially, you will need to attend multiple technical testing broadcast sessions to get familiar with the setup, fellow group members, admins, layout, rules, body language, affect, etc. This may include actual play and actual broadcast, but using other characters in a different setting, so as not to spoil the surprise of your new characters when the show launches. But it will help you become comfortable and familiar with the process of the broadcasts.

10. Launch the show, tentatively early October 29th , 2019, 8:00 pm Pacific Time.

Note the show also occasionally has a real-time artist who sketches the scenes during the show as they happen, and showing them to the audience as they draw.

Please feel free to post questions here or send direct messages.

  • Email: info at rpgresearch dot com
  • Toll-free phone: (833) RPG-INFO x710 (Hawke Robinson) (during normal business hours)
  • Website: http://www.rpgresearch.com
  • Show's current working title is "RPG Cinema" at http://rpgcinema.com (this may change before show launch).

Job Types: Volunteer. Part-time, Temporary, Internship. Minimum 1 year commitment. 5 hours per week, 44-52 weeks.

Salary: $0.00 /year

Indeed.com Listing:

Performers / Actors Wanted for Internet Live Streaming Broadcast Costumed Actual-play Tabletop Role-Playing Game Weekly Entertainment Show [Volunteer]

We have two weekly live Internet broadcast stream of tabletop role-playing game actual play.

  • The Sunday show (5-9 pm Pacific Time) does not require cosplay/costume. Additional details here: https://w3.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/opportunities/live-rpg-player-performer - Streamed live and archived on Youtube.
  • The Tuesday show (6-11 pm Pacific Time) does require actor-provided cosplay/costume. Additional details here: https://www.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/opportunities/live-rpg-player-performer-cosplayer - Streamed live on Twitch, archived to Youtube.

Perform on show live weekly to entertain Internet audiences and help with advocacy and fundraising for the 501(c)3 non-profit organization RPG Research: http://www.rpgresearch.com

Application Overview
RPG Research wants a wide variety of people from diverse ages and demographics that are strong performers in a seated position, who are both friendly and professional, and experienced with tabletop role-playing games.

Candidates must be very comfortable on live camera broadcasts, work well with others, have no odious habits, and keep language family friendly.

All age applicants welcome! This is a family friendly setting.

Application Process:

  • First: Complete the Indeed.com application - if you have audition/performance audio, photos, videos, etc., please send links with application.
  • Second: complete the online next-step application here: https://www.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/application-form - if you have audition/performance videos, please send links with the application if you are unable to do so through Indeed. Alternatively send links for audition/performance videos to: info at rpgresearch dot com.
  • Complete scheduled phone interview.
  • Complete in-person applied test group performance.
  • If hired, begin attending weekly sessions.

Overview

  • These are unscripted weekly episodes!
  • You not only need to be exceptional at thinking quickly on your feet, and an exceptional ROLE-playing game player, you also need to keep your language clean even during stressful improvisational scenes, and have a dynamic personality interesting for our audience to view (and cheer for).
  • You need to have good chemistry with the other players (need to get along well with others).
  • You will get to create your own custom character in a multiverse custom setting.
  • If accepted for the Sunday show, you do not need to worry about a costume.
  • If accepted for the Tuesday show, you will also be expected to cosplay your character, once character creation is completed. Once you character is developed and your costume is ready, professional artists will create artistic renderings to add to the website, video streams, etc.
  • You MUST be able to attend the weekly show on location, at our studio in north Spokane, Washington.
  • Both shows include Internet audience interactive features, allowing audience members to impact random encounters and events (filtered through a moderator and the Game Master) selected from a detailed catalog, taking place close to real-time in the show. These audience contributed situations may help, hinder, or be neutral for the player characters, but will not derail the main campaign.

Schedule & Commitment

Sunday show:

  • Broadcast 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Pacific Time.
  • Performers arrive by 5:00 pm, and leave by 9:30 pm.
  • About 4.5 hours per week.
  • Minimum 1 season commitment, around 35 to 45 episodes.
  • Season ends in May.

Tuesday show:

  • Broadcast 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm local time
  • Performers arrive by 6:00 pm, and leave by 11:00 pm.
  • About 5 hours per week.
  • Minimum 1 season commitment, around 35-45 episodes
  • Season ends in June

Additional Information
This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW! Clean language, "fade-to-black" for intense scenes, etc.

Players will need to pass the interview and audition process before being accepted.

Please feel free to post questions here or send direct messages to rpgresearcher at gmail dot com.

Contact Information:

  • Email: auditions at rpgresearch dot com
  • Toll-free phone: (833) RPG-INFO x710 (Hawke Robinson) (during normal business hours), or direct line: (509) 608-7630
  • Website: http://www.rpgresearch.com
  • Sunday's Show title: Heroes of the Mist (now in Season 2)
  • Tuesday's Show title: Fates Revolt (season 1, launch date pending).

Job Types: Part-time, Internship (depending on your institution's requirements)

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