Open casting sessions for new TV3 soap 'Red Rock' taking place nationwide
Open casting sessions for TV3's new soap, due to air from January, will take place across the country over the next three weeks, kicking off in Dublin this weekend.
Open casting will take place in the capital at the John Player Factory on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August before regional casting rolls out nationwide across Limerick, Cork, Belfast and Galway.
Leading Irish casting director Louise Kiely and her team will meet over 2,200 hopefuls across the sessions.
People will be seen on a first come, first served basis so competition for places is likely to be high given they can see just 500 per day in Dublin and 300 per day in the other cities.
However, anyone who cannot be seen on the day can submit self-tapes in the coming months.
"We would ask that people prepare a Film/TV monologue of a minute in length. We are creating a whole town, cast-wise, from the ground up," says Louise.
The team is looking for people "to represent the diversity of contemporary culture and ethnicities in Ireland as well as different age groups".
Louise Kiely has cast a number of up-and-coming Irish actors in successful films, including Jack Reynor in the critically acclaimed ‘What Richard Did’, the BBC series ‘Quirke’ as well as the Irish casting on ‘Ripper Street’ and ‘The Sea’.
According to TV3, "The Red Rock’ casting team are unlikely to cast anyone still attending secondary school outside the Dublin area as it uneconomic and impractical for them to travel outside of school hours."
Production on 'Red Rock' begins in the autumn.
Dublin casting on August 8 and 9 runs at the John Player Factory 10-4pm (doors from 9am). Cork and Limerick session take place on August 16, time and venue TBC. Belfast and Galway run August 23rd, time and venue TBC.