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The Tragedies Theater Company
Portland, OR

July 15, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dylan Hillerman

AUDITIONS: Cold Readings for The Tragedies Theater
Company 's Le Grand Guignol: Theater of Horror

The Tragedies Theater Company is casting actors, male
and female, 21 to 60 years old on Saturday, July 29th
at the Back Door Theater at 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd
from noon until 5:00 PM for their October production
of Le Grand Guignol, a night of French comedy and
horror one-acts.

Le Grand Guignol will be directed by Dylan Hillerman
and Doug Mitchell along with two mystery directors.
Cold readings are Saturday, July 29th from noon until
5:00 PM by appointment; contact Doug at 503-413-9712
for time availablity or show up by 4:30 PM. Can have
2-3 minute monologues if wanted; comedy and horror
genres preferred. Send headshots and/or photos to
Dylan email, resumes to Dylan at and Doug at

Let us know your age range. Everyone will be asked to
scream at the auditions, so be kind to your
vocal-chords in the days prior to auditions. Loosen up
for possible fight scenes. A little fake-blood might
be involved, so don't wear anything expensive (heh).

Scripts for the four one acts have not been finalized
at the time of this release so while there is no
character list to post as yet, we are looking for
committed and flexible comic and dramatic actors
willing to learn, master and perform stage illusions
with live horrorific and comedic special-effects props
and make-up as well as juggle various acting styles.

If you are a business owner, sales person, director,
magician, artist, performance venue owner
(non-traditional is okay), or creative thinker from
any walk of life who doesn't want to audition but
would like to be involved in our production of Le
Grand Guignol ,or just have further questions, call
Brian at 503- 367-2100. Le Grand Guignol performs
October 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 , 28, location
TBA. Macabre sense of humor not necessary, but it

For more on the history of Le Grand Guignol, got to

The Tragedies Theater Company have been performing for
and entertaining Portland audiences as a sketch comedy
troupe since 2003. They often perform at charitable
events for such organizations as The United Way, Mercy
Corps, and Epilepsy Foundation
Northwest. Portland, however, is not the only location
that the Tragedies have an audience. Their successful
podcast and website have been enjoyed by over 250,000
people from 93 countries. The Tragedies have released
one CD to date, and are currently working on material
for their next audio outing. They are also editing
their latest show, "The Butler Did It" for television
distribution and DVD. When The Tragedies are not
starring in their own shows they are guesting with
other comedy performers. Le Grand Guignol is the
first show of The Tragedies' first season as a
theater company.

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