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How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge
How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

Since 2005, local filmmaker, Bjorn Munson, and Team Jabberwocky have been holding an open casting call known as Stonehenge. Next Sunday April 17, Stonehenge XIII will be held at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown. Actors will perform prepared monologues for 80 local filmmakers, including representatives from WILL Interactive and Discovery Channel. The event is already fully booked, with 120 actors auditioning and 72 stand-bys.

However, this Sunday April 10, Team Jabberwocky still has openings for a pair of helpful casting workshops, one for actors and one for filmmakers. “The Prepared Audition” offers advice to actors in readying one of their best weapons: the monologue. “10 Things You Didn't Know about Casting” shows filmmakers why the best actor is not necessarily the best choice for a given role. Click here for more information including times and prices.

The headshot is a necessity for both aspiring and professional actors. A well done headshot will guarantee an actor many more auditions than a random snapshot. Team Jabberwocky is also offering a headshot photography session this Sunday. To find out more, click here.

In its six year history, Stonehenge has compiled an impressive track record. 500 roles in commercials and films have been cast for over 100 projects. I myself have been on both sides of the casting equation at Stonehenge. 420 actors have registered to audition at one of the three events to be held in 2011. Bjorn is modest about the success of Stonehenge saying “we wouldn't keep doing it unless we heard back from actors and filmmakers about how useful it was.”

If you're a filmmaker or an actor who's interested in attending the next Stonehenge this summer, check out Team Jabberwocky's site. And because it would be cruel to just tease you with a photo of the beautiful Gia Mora, check out her site, too.