Audition for a Dystopian Shakespeare Play and 4 More Gigs Within the SAG-AFTRA Strike Guidelines

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Yes, actors, you can still perform during the SAG-AFTRA strike. Opportunities outside of projects for struck companies do exist with productions such as TV commercials, audiobooks, stage plays, and musicals still viable gigs for actors. Below are just a handful of strike-compliant jobs that you can audition for right now.

“Perchance to Dream”

A nonunion musical is casting for its Nov. 18 performance in New York. Production is filling multiple roles, including a lead male/gender-nonconforming actor, aged 40 and older, to play Claudius, a lead male/gender-nonconforming/non-binary/trans female/trans male actor, aged 18–35, to play Horatio, and a lead male/non-binary/trans male actor, aged 18–40, to play Hamlet. All roles pay a flat rate of $200 for an estimated single day of work. Please note that the role of Claudius requires bass and baritone singing skills. The role of Horatio requires tenor singing skills, and the role of Hamlet requires tenor and baritone singing skills. 

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Replacements, Testimonial Commercial 

A testimonial-style commercial is casting for its Sept. 15 or Sept. 22 shoot in Palm Springs or La Quinta, California. Production is filling multiple roles, including a lead female actor, aged 50–85, to play Grandma, a lead male actor, aged 50–85, to play Grandpa, and a lead male actor, aged 30–50, to play Man/Son. All roles pay a flat rate of $400 for an estimated eight hours of work. 

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“96 Seconds To Impact”

3-D Audio Books is casting talent for its fully produced audiobook. Production is filling multiple roles, including a male voiceover actor, aged 25–32, to play Oliver McCreely, a female voiceover actor, aged 30–40, to play Lorraine Bracca, and a male voiceover actor, aged 35–50, to play Frank Spencer. All roles pay a flat rate of $100–$200 for an estimated four hours of work, and all recordings will take place in Orange, California. Please note that the role of Oliver McCreely requires a Southern American accent. 

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Furniture Store Commercial 

A regional TV commercial is casting for its Sept. 13 shoot in Atlanta. Production is looking for a lead female actor, aged 21–35, to play Lead. The role pays a flat rate of $750 for an estimated five hours of work. 

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“The Landlady and Lamb to the Slaughter”

A nonunion play is casting for its October run in New York. Production is looking for a lead male actor, aged 18–28, to play Billy Weaver. The role pays $20–$45 per day for an estimated 20 days of work. 

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