The Middlebury College Film Lab is creating a database of actors from which students will cast their short films. Auditions for these casting slates will be held Thursday, Nov 14th 8-10PM and Sunday, Nov 17th 8-10PM. Recent Middlebury student films have gone viral on YouTube and won awards at various film festivals.

TO SIGN UP: Please go to the link here: and click the “accordion” to see all the time options. Enter your name and pick a time.

WHERE: Axinn Basement Production studio (rough directions included in the link). Please email Emily George Lyons at if you have any questions.

  1.  Sign up for a 10 minute block.
  2.  Show up at the Axinn Basement Production Studio at the specified time.
  3.  Enter contact info into a spreadsheet.
  4.  Roll camera.
  5.  State name.
  6.  Turn around.
  7.  Answer some questions asked by the camera operator. (I.e. Getting to know you sorts of questions.)
  8.  Perform a short monologue ~ 1 minute if desired.
  9.  Go home and expect anything from zero contact to many contacts.
  10. Consider the experience itself fun and easy and useful regardless of what comes of it.