Philadelphia improvised theater company Figment Theater will be holding auditions for their production of Slasher: An Improvised Homage to Horror Films of the 70s & 80s, running October 17-27, 2013. Auditions will be held by appointment only on June 1-2 and may be reserved by emailing contact information, availability and headshot/resume (if available) to: auditions@figmenttheater.org. More about Slasher from Figment’s website:

This October, Figment pays homage to campy horror classics with freshly created slasher stories – complete with homicidal maniacs, unwitting victims and buckets upon buckets of fake blood!

Throughout four months of rehearsal, the cast will explore the themes and characteristics that have defined horror films, delving deep into the elements that shaped the classic slasher subgenre that saw incredible success in the 70s and 80s. Although the show will play up the now campy storylines and special effects for maximum humor, auditioners are warned that the inspirational source material as well as the work produced on stage will contain elements of gore, terror, sexuality and language that many not be suitable or comfortable for all. Please use your own discretion as to whether you’ll be able to handle the viewing research required for all cast members.

All performance positions are non-paid, non-equity. Figment Theater is Equal Opportunity, and encourages all performers to audition regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, sex, religion, disability or age.

For more information on Figment Theater and their upcoming shows and events visit figmenttheater.org.