Required skills: able to perform in German accent, general understanding of German pronunciations a plus
*PAID* This position pays $500 plus a travel stipend
Audition Script Side
Email your video audition and headshot to Alex Page-Hatley (email@example.com) by August 6th.
*Please include name/contact info at the beginning of your taped audition*
Please speak the dialogue in a German accent.
“So,” said S., looking around. “No secret surprise from the black flea markets?”
His wife harrumphed.
“Oh well.” He sighed. “I confess it – I was dreaming of a radio hidden in those potatoes.”
“Potatoes?” She looked at him. “Where do you see potatoes?”
Frowning, S. proceeded to the pile by the door. Stone by stone he hefted them, and one was wrong; they were too big, too round, the skin held a violet tint. He cut into one with his fingernail and looked at the pale meat.
“How lovely,” he said, tossing it back. “A heap of turnips.”
His wife shrugged. Heinz-Uwe his head down.
“Perhaps can someone tell me what I am supposed to do with a heap of turnips?”
The usual, his wife said. Peel them, cook them, eat them. Serve them, if they to.
He stared at her. “But these are turnips! Who am I now, the turnip king of Munich?” S. felt his face swelling and reddening. He looked toward the back door. “No wonder he ran out of here like a thief!”
His wife turned to him. “He is a boy,” she said in a low voice. “ told him to get something and he got something. You should thank him.”
He held up a hand to quiet her.
“Listen here,” he started. A sudden fear of where his words might go struck him, and he broke off, shaking his head. “These are turnips!” he managed in a throttled voice, then turned and pushed back through the swinging door and into the restaurant.