17 SE 8th
Portland, OR 97214










Imago Seeks Actors and non-Actor Pods for Rehearsals for ROO!

Imago seeks pods of two to four people for paid rehearsals for a new show. This is an opportunity for actors and non-actors to work in a safe environment and help build a new show while making money.

Imago will begin to rehearse a new family show called ROO! (for Kangaroo). We are seeking actors that are physical, who have one or two other people in their pod group. Only one member of the pod needs to be an actor, others can be non-actors.

The work is physical and we recommend people from 18 to about 40 to apply.

Roo! has ten to twelve different scenes in the show. Each scene is performed in a costume with a mask. Each scene comprises two to four characters.

In order to rehearse the scenes safely we are looking for an actor (female, male or non-binary) that has a social pod of two to three other people. We define a pod as a group of people that have agreed to quarantine from the rest of the community for Covid safety reasons. Quarantine is defined as that you follow all state mandated Covid-19 guidelines, for example - you wear masks when around people not in your pod, and practice safety guidelines set forth by the CDC.

Imago Theatre would assign a different pod for different scenes. No two pods would share costumes or masks, nor be in the same rehearsals. The pod would be in a large rehearsal room with a director who is at least 15’ to 20' away.

Covid-19 policies would be in place for use of restrooms, eating area or moving throughout the rest of the building when not in rehearsal.

To apply send in a resume and headshot of the actor who will be the lead in your pod. Send in the names of other non-actors in your pod. Non-actors in your pod do not need to send in resume or headshots. Pods that are selected for auditions will attend a live social distance audition set up for your pod alone.

All pods will be paid $13.50 per person per hour. All pod members must live in Portland, and must be 18 years or older. Must be able to work in US legally. Rehearsals will take place at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue.

We are currently in production to build the costumes and masks. Rehearsals will begin by January or February of 2021. Rehearsals will take place for the entire 2021 year. The show is slated to open or preview either late in 2021 or 2022 when safety permits. If your pod is only available for a certain amount of time (for example Mar/Apr) – that’s fine, go ahead and apply.

Please note that if your pod is selected it does not guarantee that any member of your pod will be cast in the show.

Email your applications and questions to:


These are non-equity positions. The exact times of rehearsals will be determined by each pod. Rehearsals could last from one month to six months.





Imago Theatre, world acclaimed for mask-theatre with shows FROGZ and ZooZoo is accepting applications for apprenticeships for mask design, mold making and mask creation. 


Watch trailer here:



We are accepting apprentices to learn mask design, mold making and mask creation as we build a series of creatures for a new show that will tour internationally.


This is a non-paid apprenticeship program.  You must be living in Portland, or find your own housing. Hours of the apprenticeship are in the day beginning July and completing in August. Some evening hour only apprentices will be accepted. 


In the apprenticeship program you will participate in mold making and mask construction of several masks.  Apprentices will study design and be given the opportunity to make their own mask and learn the skills of mask performance for the theatrical stage.



Jerry Mouawad, Co-Artistic Director, Imago Theatre

Lance Woolen, Director of Fabrication for Imago’s La Belle


To apply send resume or description of your background in theatre craft.  Include a cover letter.


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