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Read about our protocols and sign up here to be notified about upcoming general auditions.

In addition to our yearly Meals for Monologues, Cast Iron Studios organizes general auditions for experienced actors in the Portland area (or those able to work as locals in Portland and attend a general audition at our office) whenever our schedule allows. These auditions occur a few times a year and are open to actors of all ages, allowing them to be seen by one or more of our Casting Directors without waiting for the right project or the right role to come along.

Actors based out of state who are permanent or temporary local hires in Oregon can submit a link to their reel or self-tape along with their Casting Frontier profile, in lieu of a general audition. Please follow the instructions on our Submissions page.

If you are not an experienced actor, please consider enrolling in a good acting class and honing your skills, before you sign up for generals. You want your first impression to be a good one!

Please also remember that you will ultimately need an agent or manager, in order to have access to the majority of our projects. A general audition is a great way to get seen by us, but don’t just sit back on your laurels waiting for the phone to ring. You’ll have little access to job opportunities until you have an agent submitting you for suitable roles. Our busy schedule only allows us to dip into the unrepped talent pool on rare occasions.


1. Create a Casting Frontier profile, if you don’t have one already. This puts you into our database, so that we can easily find and schedule you.

To create a free* profile:

  • Go to The Casting Frontier
  • Create a Basic (Free*) profile in the Pacific NW Region
  • Fill your profile out completely, including your headshot, resume and contact information

2. Fill out the registration form below (be sure to scroll down the form, complete all fields, and click submit):

After that simple two-step process, it’s just a matter of waiting until we find time in our schedule to set up generals. We will contact you with an invitation to sign up for one of the limited time slots. If you cannot attend, we will keep your information on file for the next time we schedule generals, so no need to re-register. After you’ve confirmed a time slot, a set of audition sides will be emailed to you to prepare.

Please, no phone calls or emails asking if we’ve received your registration info or when we’re planning on holding generals.

*Basic talent profiles will no longer offer a free photo change. Signing up for a Basic profile and your initial photo upload remains free. A one-time photo change will cost $9.99. Casting Frontier is currently working on an option for profiles of minors (whose looks change more often and rapidly than adults), and we will keep this space updated with that information.

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