Morton Grove, IL, September 09, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- On WGN-AM’s Morning Show with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder, Fear City Haunted House Casting Director, Stephen Buckner, shares his viewpoint on the multi-million dollar Halloween Haunt industry.
With a cast of 65 and over 100 people working as a team to make the show a success, Buckner talked about how the production of the show goes on all year long. A former actor, Stephen has worked on television shows and movies, but joined Fear City to improve his craft and be a part of an improvisational troupe after recently moving to Chicago.
The haunted house has over 30 rooms each needing their own cast of characters which requires the auditions of so many people to find the right cast, stated Stephen who acted as a zombie in a “Fear City Magazine Stand” among other roles; but is taking on the responsibility of coaching the actors and leading their workshops along with putting potential haunted house characters through their paces during auditions.
In the audition process, Stephen Buckner, along with Sal Esparza (make-up), Linda Shore (costume) and Jim Lichon (artistic director) review actors and their skills looking for various qualities such as vocal skills, gesturing, ability to think on their feet, facial expressions and an ability to do improvisational acting. There are two haunts at Fear City, Fear City 2013 and Fables Studios, both looking for talent for the 2013 Season with no previous experience needed.
“It’s not easy work, but it is fun and intense,” said Stephen Buckner who further went on to say “the ability to scare another human being with something authentic is just incredible.”
Auditions at Fear City will be held on September 7, 9 and 11 and those interested can participate by submitting an application online at http://fearcitychicago.com/jobs Fear City and Fables opens to the public on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:30pm.