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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 local to the Portland area whenever our schedule allows. These auditions may occur a few times a year and are open to actors of all ages, allowing them to be seen by one of our team without waiting for the right project or the right role to come along.

Actors currently out of state who are permanent local hires in Oregon, and actors who are temporary local hires (i.e. you are performing in a film, TV or stage production in Portland for the next few months and are available for outside work) 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. Head to the General Auditions tab on our Facebook page to book your time slot.

Once your appointment is scheduled, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Setmore. Use this Setmore email to cancel or reschedule your appointment, if needed. You’ll receive a separate email from us with a link to audition sides to prepare.

The Setmore calendar will take you directly to the date with available appointments. If you can’t find an appointment on the date you want, that means there aren’t any available appointments on that day. Keep checking back if you can’t find an appointment on your desired date; we’re only allowing scheduling a couple months out at a time.

NOTE: Availability of our studio for general auditions is contingent on our other casting needs, and general auditions will be rescheduled if our studio is needed by a client.

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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