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Acting Applications/Audition Process

This year Nightmare Realm will be holding open Virtual Auditions. Our team will be accepting rolling auditions until all positions are filled. 

After your application has been received, a member of our team will contact you within 48 hours to discuss the next steps in the application process. These steps will include a virtual audition with the owner Charles Brandt, and then call backs and open air interviews, which will be in person with the Nightmare Realm core team. The earlier you get your application in, the sooner you will be auditioned.

These auditions are for all different roles in our haunted attraction. Embedded in an intense and immersive atmosphere, Nightmare Realm haunted attraction will deliver a storyline that is meant to leave our visitors shocked, horrified and all around entertained. We are looking to gather a group of artists and creatives that help to take our story and mold each character within it to create the best haunt possible. We are looking for people who want to have fun while taking this opportunity seriously.

If you like the idea of being in a workplace based on innovation and creativity, acting safely face-to-face with your audience, or getting paid to scare the S#!% out of people, send in that audition!

The audition process is really a getting to know you event which is based around having fun. You do not need to prepare anything for your audition. Just make sure to wear comfortable clothes you can move around in, and be ready to have a good time.
Nightmare Realm is ready to open its doors, are you ready to come inside and play?

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Q: What is the pay rate?
A: The pay rates are to be determined, but will be above minimum wage.

Q: What do I need to bring to the in-person auditions?

A: You will need to bring application info such as Social Security number, previous employer information, availability during haunt season (please see calendar above for days we will be open), and a bottle of water is recommended.

Q: What should I wear during the Zoom audition and in-person audition?
A: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move around in during any improv games we may have you take part in.

Q: What will I need to do?
A: You will audition by answering questions, doing improv games, etc. Additionally we will have you fill out a seasonal calendar with your availability to the best of your knowledge, and take a picture to add it to your application.

Q: Do I need prior acting experience?
A: It is always helpful to have experience but it is not at all necessary. Just a good attitude and a willingness to look silly is all you need to audition.

Q: How old do I need to be?
A: For our actors we will be looking for people 18 years and older, but in the fall we will be taking applications for all other acting roles and those start at 16 years and older.

Q: What is the time commitment if I am hired?
A: Call time on haunt days will be 4:30pm until we close that night. The calendar you fill out will help us determine the days we will contract you to be working. There will also be scheduled training and safety days that are mandatory to attend. Please look above again if you need to see the calendar for days we will be open in the fall.

Q: What if I can’t be there by 4:30pm?
A: Some exceptions including work and school are fine but will need to be noted in your contract.

Q: Do I need to attend the training days and acting classes?
A: Yes! All training, rehearsal days, and safety meetings prepare you for opening day. We take all of this very seriously and want to make sure you are prepared! Training days cover all the information you need to make sure you, your coworkers, and the audience is safe.

Q: Will I know that day of my auditions if I have the job?
A: Not necessarily, we will have call backs and let you know when we have made our decisions.

Any questions not answered email us at NRK.Acting@Gmail.com.

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