kNOw MORE!, a Human Trafficking Curriculum produced in conjunction with local law enforcement and the San Diego Task Force on Human Trafficking, is holding auditions for their Fall Run!
About Us: kNOw MORE! is a curriculum utilizing drama, improvisation, multimedia, and interactive activities that is presented to 8-12th graders in local schools during school hours. There are occasional community outreach events that occur in the evening or on the weekend. There will be some scheduling flexibility as we plan to multicast each role. Actors are hired at an hourly rate of $19-$22/hour commensurate with experience.
Audition Information: To be considered for an audition, please complete the audition request form (click here: Audition Request) where you will also be prompted to upload a photo and resume. If selected to audition, you will be contacted to reserve a time on either Tuesday, June 6 from 1 pm – 4 pm OR Wednesday, June 7 from 6 pm- 9 pm. These auditions will be held at the PLNU Mission Valley Campus at 4007 Camino del Rio S.
Note: All contracted actors must submit to a background check as we will be working in school districts with students.
We are casting the following roles:
Amanda (female-presenting actor that can play high school age; any ethnicity): Amanda is bright and kind but also lonely and insecure. She wants love, friendship, and relational attention in general. There are not people in her life she can really count on for love and company. She is not necessarily in the “popular crowd”, more on the fringes with just a few friends.
Kyle (male-presenting actor who can play early 20’s; any ethnicity): Kyle wants to do everything in his power to appear to be the one that Amanda can trust, the one who loves and sees her better than anyone else in her world. Generally his demeanor appears selfless, romantic, and attentive but his true motives are much more insidious. He is grooming Amanda in hopes of trafficking her.
Desiree (female-presenting actor that can play high school age; any ethnicity): Desiree is oblivious to Amanda’s situation throughout the drama. She loves her friend, but since they have been friends for years, she takes her for granted. She is enamored with the social hierarchy and tends to value fun/spontaneity/a new social connection over time with her old best friend. However, in her heart of hearts, she loves Amanda and does not want to lose her.
Danny (male-presenting OR non-binary actor that can play high school age; BIPOC preferred but not required): Danny is pretty happy-go-lucky and mostly in the dark about Amanda’s situation. However, he/they are a soft-hearted person under the surface and intuit key awkward moments. He/they are loyal and have been friends with Desiree and Amanda for years. He/they hide a lot behind their humor and teasing.
Teacher (male OR female-presenting actor; played by the same actor who plays Parent; can be played anywhere from age 35-65; any ethnicity): S/he mentored Amanda and had a good relationship with her before things got bad. S/he is compassionate and concerned about
Amanda. However, s/he does not know what is going on with Amanda’s situation. S/he is connecting the changes in Amanda with an “unknown factor”- “becoming rebellious”, “involved with the wrong crowd”… S/he is unaware that something as serious as trafficking is in the works
Parent (played by the same actor who plays Teacher; can be played anywhere from age 35-65; any ethnicity): S/he loves Amanda but does not know how to connect with her. S/he is very busy, a little self-involved, preoccupied with getting work hours due to some financial stresses, and thus inattentive to the fact that her/his daughter is in need of extra love and attention.
Please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Melissa Baldwin, Artistic Director at email@example.com.
To learn more about our program, visit our website: kNOw MORE! Human Trafficking Curriculum