Ros na Rún,the premiere Irish language soap opera, is holding auditions in Galway next month to find new talent to join their cast.
The first of many upcoming auditions for Ros na Rún will take place at the show’s purpose built set in Spiddal in March at a date yet to be decided.
Those who show the greatest promise will be shortlisted for a chance to appear in Ros na Rún’s upcoming 24th season.
Of course, on top of being able to act their arse off anyone that wants a part is expected to have Irish.
Series Producer, Déirdre Ní Fhlatharta admits she gets excited before holding auditions at the thought of meeting the next new star of a soap she’s been associated with since it’s first broadcast in 1996.
“We have been incredibly lucky over the years to have found people who had natural acting talent who fitted comfortably into our existing cast line-up,” Déirdre said.
This year the show is particularly looking for a male in his early to mid twenties, a woman in her mid forties and another woman in her mid fifties.
“We are obviously looking for people who speak Irish and have that natural ability for acting,” according to Déirdre.
This year we are looking for a few specific actors to fill the role of new characters for our upcoming 24th season, we also use these annual auditions to scout out other talent as it keeps us aware of who’s out there.”
“And sometimes we do find a gem and we do develop a role for them rather than the other way around. It can be an organic process at times,” she said.
Filming for each season on TG4 takes place on a purpose built set in An Spideál over a six month period.
Though many of the younger actors joining the show have taken some form of acting or theatre class, many come straight from amateur drama groups and have shown no difficulty in adapting to a weekly filming routine.
If you would like to take part in the March auditions send an up to date CV and headshot photo to firstname.lastname@example.org