Please read ALL the information below very carefully so you understand the rules and what you will need to submit for the audition. Incorrect submissions will not be reviewed

A few general rules:

  • One submission only. Please do not send multiple submissions, you will be disqualified
  • You must be able to speak, read, and write in English
  • Do not send emails or messages, videos, or images via social media – these will NOT be considered as an official audition
  • All correct submissions will be reviewed
  • No correspondence will be entered into at any stage of this process. Please do not call the office regarding CALL FOR CAST auditions or any requests for representation. As much as we would like to help all actors seeking representation, we do not accept any unsolicited communication
  • Please make sure that you include your full name in the file name of your headshot and resumé. Do not leave the file named as the original name generated, i.e., “Image1094bfdg4k7.jpg” or “Image01.jpg”
  • If we can't open your submission, we will disqualify it
  • Make sure that your submission is completed in full and that your information is correct


Submit Your Audition

Who can audition?

  • Persons have to be 18 years old (before March 31st, 2024) or older
  • CALL FOR CAST 2024  is open to all residents of CAPE TOWN ONLY.  You must have a valid South African ID.

What qualifications do I need to audition?

You must have successfully completed your matric year & a certificate may be requested.  No formal acting training required.

Will I need to audition in person

First round of auditions will be via online submissions only.

Shortlisted talent will be required to audition in person, at our Cape Town office. Date will be disclosed if you are one of them. 

Where and when can I submit my audition?

Submissions will be made ONLINE ONLY here on our website Submissions close on the 14th of April 2024. A template will be provided for all digital materials when you click on SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION HERE at the bottom of this page.

How do I know if I have been successful?

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the 31st of May 2024.

If you do not receive any communication from us by the end of May 2024, unfortunately, this means that you have been unsuccessful. The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

In-person auditions will take place during June 2024.

How many people will be selected to be represented by MLA?

We will be selecting no more than 15 successful submissions

What will I need to submit?

  1. One good quality, current colour headshot (a picture of your head from the chest up)
    • Make sure of good lighting
    • Plain and simple background
    • Don’t wear anything too busy or flashy, no hats, ESPECIALLY NO SUNGLASSES, we need to see your eyes – the focus must be you.  When in doubt, wear black
    • No filters or special effects – your photograph must be sharp and clear
    • Please look into the camera so we can see your face and eyes
    • Please don't pull funny faces
    • The photograph must look like you. Avoid too much make-up (especially false eyelashes)
    • No selfies please
    • The photograph must look like you do now, no old photographs
    • Original photographs only – do not send a picture of a photograph
    • Make sure the photograph that you submit is not blurry.  We must be able to see your face clearly
    • No full-length photographs will be accepted
  1. A monologue NO LONGER than 90 SECONDS
    • Choose a monologue you love and that best represents who you are as an actor
    • Your monologue can be your own or from one of your favourite films or TV shows. Please note that if the material is your own and it's not a good script, this may compromise your audition
    • It can be in English or any other language you feel comfortable with
    • Make sure it is age-appropriate
    • Please do not edit your audition, this is not a film submission
    • Please DO NOT USE MUSIC in your monologue
    • Choose one that is not rude, full of foul language, sexual innuendos
    • This is not a singing audition, it's an acting one, please use your 90 seconds wisely
    • No American accent, unless it is your mother tongue
    • Please choose a quiet place to film your monologue, with no background noise
    • Make sure your monologue is no shorter than 60 seconds and no longer than 90 seconds.  Your audition will be disqualified if it is too long or too short
    • You will need to upload your monologue to either YouTube or Vimeo and provide a direct link in your submission.  We recommend YouTube as it's easy to use and free. PLEASE DO NOT USE WETRANSFER or GOOGLE DRIVE
    • Should you already have done some professional acting work, a link to your demo reel is optional
    • A monologue is mandatory regardless of whether or not you have a demo reel and have acted before
  1. A short resumé (no longer than an A4 page)
    • Personal details:
      • Full name
      • Physical address
      • Languages you speak (primary & secondary)
      • Identity number
      • Email address
      • Contact number (mobile or landline)
      • Acting experience if any
      • Are you currently represented by an agency?
      • Did you audition for CALL FOR CAST in 2021 or 2023? 
      • Height
      • Hair colour
      • Eye colour
    • Digital copy of your resumé (PDF ONLY) - no longer than an A4 page
    • Please proofread your resumé to make sure that it does the best job of telling us who you are and what you have done in the past
    • As no formal acting experience is required to audition, just make sure we understand who you are, what has motivated you to audition and why you want to be an actor
    • Make it professional - No spelling mistakes, please

Please do your homework. Google is your best friend with endless videos and content regarding self-tapes, online submissions, auditions, headshots, resumés, etc.

There is no fee to submit your audition

Good luck and we look forward to your audition!

Submit Your Audition
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