Talent Wanted: Acting: Real-time Internet Stream Live Broadcast Actual Play Tabletop RPG Show Performer [VOLUNTEER]

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/09/12 19:04:00 GMT-7, last modified 2019-10-27T10:49:38-07:00
A tabletop role-playing game actual play live broadcast weekly show volunteer performer and player, does NOT require player-provided cosplay. This is volunteer unpaid opportunity.

Volunteer Live Show Tabletop Role-Playing Game (RPG) Player on live weekly Internet broadcast  to help with advocacy and fundraising for the 501(c)3 non-profit organization RPG Research: http://www.rpgresearch.com

Volunteer, unpaid, acting opportunity in tabletop role-playing game setting.


3+ years tabletop role-playing game experience


1+ years live streaming or other live-broadcast performance experience

Application Overview

We want a wide variety of people from diverse ages and demographics that are strong performers in a seated position, who are both friendly and professional, comfortable on live camera broadcasts, works well with others, have no odious habits, and family friendly.

  • First step online application through Indeed.com, select the opportunity with the same title: https://www.indeedjobs.com/rpg-research/jobs
  • Second step application here:  https://www.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/application-form
  • Send audition videos to info at rpgresearch dot com.
  • All ages welcome!
  • We would like to have enough candidates to select from 10 auditioning players. 6 primary with 4 backup / understudies.
  • Weekly commitment: 5 hours per week,
  • Tusday evenings 6 pm to 10:30 pm (show time 7 to 10 pm) (Pacific)
  • 1 season commitment (October through mid-May).
  • First auditions May-August.
  • Second auditions August - October.
  • Group "chemistry" auditions September-October
  • Pre-show sessions and rehearsal September-October
  • Show launch: tentatively October 29th, 2019.


These are unscripted weekly episodes!

You not only need to be exceptional at thinking quickly on your feet, and an exceptional ROLE-playing game player, you also need to have a good professional manner, keep your language clean even during stressful improvisational scenes, have a dynamic personality interesting for our audience to view (and often root for), and have excellent on-screen chemistry with your fellow players.

We are looking to fill the seats of up to 6 players in a weekly tabletop role-playing game. (+4 understudies/stand-ins/NPCs/cameos). You will get to create your own custom character in a multiverse custom campaign setting. This will involve a mixture of fantasy, modern, and science fiction mixed.

You will be expected to cosplay your character once character creation is completed, before show launch. Once your character is developed and cosplay outfits ready, professional artists will create artistic renderings to add to the website, video streams, etc.

You must be able to reliably attend weekly shows at our studio location in north Spokane, Washington.

There will be a few holiday days off (Thanksgiving week, Christmas week, etc.).

The show is Internet audience interactive, allowing audience donors to impact random encounters and events from a detailed catalog, close to real-time. These can help, hinder, or be neutral, but will not derail the main campaign.

Additional Information

This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW! Clean language, "fade-to-black" for intense scenes, etc. Though family friendly, we will still deal with very deep topics that need to be handled in a mature fashion.

These volunteer acting positions require energetic, dynamic, experienced, local, ROLE-playing game players for a live broadcast in an ongoing campaign, as a fundraiser for the non-profit organization RPG Research, a 501(c)3 non-profit 100% volunteer international research and human services organization helping improve lives through the power of music and role-playing games, with over 50 staff members across 4+ continents. http://www.rpgresearch.com

These are volunteer positions!

Professional grade means someone comfortable with being on-camera, that acts in a friendly but professional manner, that is reliable, with appropriate language & manners appropriate for being on a live family-friendly broadcast and in a professional setting.

While prior tabletop RPG experience is preferred, it is not required, though you do need to have at least 5 years prior acting and/or improv experience.

Players will need to pass the interview and audition process before being accepted.

Application & Audition Process Checklist

Process to audition (in order) for application:
1. Complete first application via Indeed.com. https://www.indeedjobs.com/rpg-research/jobs

2. Complete second step application via rpgresearch.com - https://www.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/opportunities/live-rpg-player-performer-cosplayer

3. Contact RPG Research Show Director with your RPG & Public Performance related resume attached with your contact information (email, phone, social networks, etc.): john at rpgresearch dot com.

4. You send a link to a video explaining why you think you would be a great fit for this group.

5. Watch for reply emails to schedule initial interviews.

6. If pass the interview stage, watch for emails to schedule in-studio auditions.

7. In September we will make the final decisions about casting.

8. When you receive the acceptance email/call, complete and sign the paperwork. We will schedule time for you to create your custom player character in the multiverse setting "Worlds of Beru". It will take multiple sessions to cooperatively complete your character details.

9. Before the show launches officially, you will need to attend multiple technical testing broadcast sessions to get familiar with the setup, fellow group members, admins, layout, rules, body language, affect, etc. This may include actual play and actual broadcast, but using other characters in a different setting, so as not to spoil the surprise of your new characters when the show launches. But it will help you become comfortable and familiar with the process of the broadcasts.

10. Launch the show, tentatively early October 29th , 2019, 8:00 pm Pacific Time.

Note the show also occasionally has a real-time artist who sketches the scenes during the show as they happen, and showing them to the audience as they draw.

Please feel free to post questions here or send direct messages.

  • Email: info at rpgresearch dot com
  • Toll-free phone: (833) RPG-INFO x710 (Hawke Robinson) (during normal business hours)
  • Website: http://www.rpgresearch.com
  • Show's current working title is "RPG Cinema" at http://rpgcinema.com (this may change before show launch).

Job Types: Volunteer. Part-time, Temporary, Internship. Minimum 1 year commitment. 5 hours per week, 44-52 weeks.

Salary: $0.00 /year

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