Love ‘Mean Girls’? Apply to These Gigs

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It’s October 3rd. On this national holiday celebrating “Mean Girls”—and the day Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron what day it was—we decided to round up some gigs that remind us of the hit teen comedy. For those who love “Mean Girls,” harness your comedic chops and audition for one of these gigs. 

“Miss Education”

“Miss Education” needs talent for several roles. Set in a Brooklyn high school, this dramedy series follows Rachel Jamison, an English teacher looking to prove herself in adulthood. Casting seeks a male actor, aged 20–35, to play Xavier (must sing very well); a female actor, aged 25–35, to play feisty Farrah; Black, ethnically ambiguous, multiracial, Indigenous, Latino, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian or Pacific Islander male talent, aged 18–25, to play supporting and background high school students; as well as Black female talent, aged 18–25, to play supporting and background high school students. Shoots TBD in New York City. Pay is $50–$120 per day for 30 days of work. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Free the Buns”

This short film about a trio of middle school friends getting revenge on their racist teacher is now casting. The production seeks a Black female or gender-nonconforming actor, aged 11–16, to play Dee, a rebel; a Black actor, aged 11–16, to play Jayda; a Black female, gender-nonconforming or non-binary actor, aged 13–19, to play Kelsey; and a female actor, aged 45–60, to play the teacher, Mrs. Lambert. Shoots Oct. 7–11 in Atlanta. This is an unpaid gig.

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“Heathers”

Westville Performing Arts Center is now casting its teen production of the musical “Heathers,” based on the cult classic film. The project seeks actors aged 13–18 to play students, teachers, and parents in the amateur production. Rehearses Oct. 11–Dec. 9 with a performance on Dec. 10 in New Haven, Connecticut. This is an unpaid gig.

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“Before You Go”

Casting is underway for this short film. The film is about two teens who share one last moment of innocence before facing their new reality after a house party. Casting seeks a female performer, aged 18–22, to play Bett, a fun and over-sexed teen. Films TBD in Oct. in New York City. Pay is $50 for 4 hours of work. Meals provided. 

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“Grease”

The Actors Theater Series is casting multiple roles in its production of the musical “Grease.” Casting seeks Equity actors, aged 18 and older, to play the students of Rydell High. Rehearses January 2023 with performances Jan. 20–Feb. 12 in La Mirada, California. Pay is $945 weekly. 

Want this gig? Apply here.