Casting call for adult and youth actors

‘Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse’ to open soon


Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse, in Bellport, is holding an open casting call for its interactive theatrical attraction: “Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse.” They will be holding both in-person and virtual casting calls. They are seeking actors to portray characters in this haunt-style production.

Actors must be comfortable with makeup, special effects, and interaction with the public. Actors will be in close proximity to patrons and fellow actors who may/may not be vaccinated against COVID. Actors must be available for most haunt and preview nights, with limited or no conflicts.

Dates: Rehearsal: Sept. 28; performances: Sept. 29,30, Oct. 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, Nov. 4, 5.

Hours are typically 5-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, last ticket sold at 10 p.m.; and 5-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, last ticket sold at 11:30 p.m. Some makeup call times may be earlier.


Please email a headshot, resume, and quick 30-45 second video of a slate and yourself acting something other than human (no makeup, masks, or others need to be used in the scene). If you have any special haunt skills, please show them in the video. Please also note if you have any special-effects makeup experience such as transfers, air brush, prosthetics, etc. We offer limited housing on the property (must fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to live on property) and masks are optional. Callbacks for in-person or virtual auditions will be at a later date/time TBA. Paid positions: $110 for short nights (Wed., Thurs., Sun.), $140 for long nights (Fri., Sat.). Train fare reimbursed per week.


Must be 13 or older to volunteer. In-person audition will take place on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 4:30-6 p.m. at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport. Please bring a headshot/resume with you if you have one. If cast, there will be a mandatory informational meeting for parents and new volunteers on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 5-6 p.m. Previous youth haunters need not attend.


There will be a mandatory informational meeting for parents and previous haunters on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 5-6 p.m.

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