Monday, 28 September 2015

BET Auditions - Top Actor 2015

BET has ordered a second season of acting reality show Top Actor, with a Naija and Kenyan twist.

The first season, which was called Top Actor SA, aired between April and June this year and was exclusively for South Africans.

The show changes name for Season 2 - to Top Actor Africa - and includes opportunities for Nigerian and Kenyan acting hopefuls. Auditions will be happening in Joziburg, Lagos and Nairobi in October, with an online audition process for those who can't make the castings.

In case you aren't familiar with the format... the series is a reality competition in which 12 up-and-coming actors compete in weekly acting challenges to win a careerlaunching prize package and the Top Actor title.

The first season was won by drama student Altovise Lawrence, who recently won an extra prize when she landed a gig hosting BET's new celebertainment show BET Buzz.

The prize for Season 2 includes US$10,000 (plus/minus R135,000) and a one year contract with an international acting agency.

Here's what you need to know about the auditions:

Who can audition? Anyone between the ages of 20 and 30.

You don't need to have any previous acting experience. You'll need to have a valid passport and you can't have a criminal record.

You need to have a high level of competency in English language and must be available between 23 October and 15 December 2015 to film the show.

Johannesburg Venue:

Urban Brew Studios Address: 28 Harley Street, Ferndale, Randburg, Johannesburg. Open castingsdate: Wednesday, 14 October and Thursday, 15 October 2015. Callback date: Friday, 16 October 2015.

Audition dates and venues: Lagos Venue: Protea Hotel Leadway Address: 1 Mogambo Close, Off Emmanuel Street, Maryland, Lagos. Open castingsdates: Monday, 5 October and Tuesday, 6 October 2015. Callback date (by invitation only): Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Nairobi Venue: Kenyan National Theatre Address: The Kenyan Cultural Centre, Harry Thuku Rd, Nairobi (opposite Fairmont Norfolk Hotel). Open castingsdate: Saturday, 10 October 2015. Callback date: N/A

Audition must-knows: You'll be given a script to prepare at the auditions.

If you're unable to make the auditions at one of the venues, you can enter by sending a video clip of yourself performing a monologue to BETAfrica's Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account using the hashtag #TopActorAfrica.

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