Live-Streaming Show in Spokane Talent Auditions and Crew Interviews Now Open For Appointment Scheduling

Spokane-based organization is now accepting talent application and auditions, as well as crew applications, for an upcoming live-streaming web show scheduled to launch April/May 2023. Location: The RPG Center, 101 North Stone Street, Spokane, WA 99202.

RPG Cinema is looking for talented, dedicated, volunteer performers and crew.

We are launching another tabletop role-playing game and cosplay actual play live broadcast weekly show.As with all roles at the 501(c)3 non-profit RPG Research, this is a volunteer unpaid opportunity.

Training and rehearsal sessions begin March 2023.

Show launches May 2023.

We need a variety of people from diverse demographics that are strong performers in a seated position, who are: friendly and professional, comfortable on live camera broadcasts, work well with others, have no odious habits, strong on improvisation, know  how to play a character in a tabletop role-playing game, and can keep language family friendly in a constantly live microphone environment.

Positions Available

Performer Players (15)

Live Studio Crew (6)

Post Production Crew (4)

Live Audience Interaction Crew (social media, online store, chat moderators, etc.) (4)

Real-time Live Visual Sketching Artists (4+)


  • Actors must be 18+ of any race or gender. Disability will be considered based on their impact pertaining to clear communication and portrayal of the actors chosen character.
  • Must be able to speak English clearly enough for cast and audience to clearly understand.
  • Must be willing to learn and play Call of Cthulhu ™ a cosmic horror role-playing game. (we will train).
  • Minimum 1 full season commitment to include rehearsals and training (March 3 to November 17, 2023).
  • Must be able to create and maintain, at their own expense, their own character's costume and makeup (Cosplay)


  • 3+ years live streaming or other live-broadcast performance experience
  • 3+ acting experience on stage, screen, or other live public venue.
  • 2+ years improvisational performance experience in live public venues.
  • 2+ years tabletop role-playing game experience
  • 1+ years costume design or cosplay

Performer Players (on site only)

All primary and understudy performers will be responsible for creating and maintaining  their own cosplay costumes, make up, and character proper relevant to the character they are playing.

  • 6 Primary Performers
  • 6 Understudies to Primary (options for some NPC roles available)
  • 3 Additional "NPC" Performer s(various characters)

Live Studio Crew (on site only)

Audio Crew (1)

  • Production sound mixer engineer
  • 18 live input channels
  • Additional ambience, music, and foley

Live Stream Videographer (1)

  • Live-streaming and Locally Recorded Video
  • 4 PTZ HD Cameras
  • Additional 6x 1k-4k HD fixed cameras as needed
  • OBS Proficient (will train right candidates)

Lighting (Gaffer+) (1)

  • Gaffer, lighting, grip.
  • Set lighting and electrical.

Stage/Set Director (1)

  • Set management
  • Visual effects
  • Costumes and props management

Live Streaming Engineer (1)

  • Manage all of the components of live-streaming over Twitch, including use of OBS, Streamlabs, plugins, social media announcements related to the stream, etc.

Live Audience Interaction Crew (on site or remote)

We offer special real-time and off-air audience interaction features, that allow the audience to directly impact the game play.

This is handled through our live chat and social media interaction, our chat bots, and our online store catalog allowing audience member to donate or engage to earn points they can spend to cause events to happen in the show.

Real-time Live Visual Sketching Artists (4+)

We have talented visual medium artists sketch scenes of the events in the show are they are unfolding. We have been doing this for years on our shows, and our audience love it!

It also helps for people with disabilities like Aphantasia.

We need at least 4 artists (so we can rotate them to avoid pain or burnout from too many hours of sketching).

Post Production Crew (on site or remote)(2)

We need at least 2 post-production engineers to release edited versions of the video and audio versions of the show on Youtube and podcasts.

Video/Audio Post Production Youtube Video Release Engineer

Video and audio post-production editor for release as Youtube recorded videos.

Edit the recorded audio and video to optimal length and quality.

Color balancing, cropping, etc.

Comfortable using Davinci Resolve (or similar)

Post-production Audio Engineer (Podcasts)

Audio-only edited mix suitable for Podcasts and audio-only streams.

About The Production

Volunteer Live Show Tabletop Role-Playing Game (RPG) Player on live weekly Internet broadcast to help with advocacy and fundraising for 501(c)3 non-profit organization RPG Research:

Show Outline


  • December, 2022: First "cattle call" auditions
  • January, 2022: Call backs.
  • February 17th, 2023: Second "cattle call" auditions
  • February 24th: Call backs.
  • March 10th, begin weekly rehearsals and training.
  • Show goes live May 2023.
  • Season 1 ends November 17th,  2023.

When applying, include RPG & Public Performance related resume attached with your contact information (email, phone, social networks, etc.):

Optionally (preferred) also send a link to a video explaining why you think you would be a great fit for this group to Some performance examples a good idea to include.

Adults, and senior adults, are all welcomed!

1 season commitment to include rehearsals and training (February 3 to October 27, 2023).

Weekly commitment: 5-7  hours per week.

Finalist will be divided into two or three groups.

Each group will rehearse / train on either Monday’s, Wednesday's or Friday’s

The groups will be mixed together and shuffled around until the ideal mix of "chemistry" is found to form a final group of Player Characters, and understudies/stand-ins/NPCs/cameos.

Performance Schedule

  • Season 1 rehearsals begin March and run to May 2023.
  • Show launches May 2023.
  • Show runs through to November 2023.
  • Live streaming Fridays from 7 pm to 10 pm (PST).
  • Cast and crew arrive by 6 pm and typically leave by around 10:30 pm.

Contact Information

Director: John Welker

  • Email:
  • Toll-free phone: (833) RPG-INFO x709 (John Welker) (during normal business hours)

Application Overview

  • Auditions at  RPG Research Community Center 101 N Stone St. Spokane, WA 99202
  • Bring RPG & Public Performance related resume attached with your contact information (email, phone, social networks, etc.): 
  • Optionally send a link to a video explaining why you think you would be a great fit for this group to
  • Adults, and senior adults, are all welcomed!
  • 1 season commitment to include rehearsals and training


    These are unscripted weekly episodes!

    You not only need to be exceptional at thinking quickly on your feet, and an exceptional ROLE-playing game player, you also need to have a good professional manner, keep your language clean even during stressful improvisational scenes, have a dynamic personality interesting for our audience to view (and often root for), and have excellent on-screen chemistry with your fellow players.

    We are looking to fill the seats of up to 6 players in a weekly tabletop role-playing game. (+4 understudies/stand-ins/NPCs/cameos). You will get to create your own custom character in a 1920s Call of Cthulhu™ campaign setting. This will involve a mixture of historical, horror, fantasy and science fiction.

    You will be expected to cosplay your character once character creation is completed, before show launch. Once your character is developed and cosplay outfits ready, professional artists will create artistic renderings to add to the website, video streams, etc.

    You must be able to reliably attend weekly shows at our studio location at the RPG Research Community Center 101 N Stone St. Spokane, WA 99202

    There are no expected holidays off (Individual requests for religious holidays will be considered).

    The show is Internet audience interactive, allowing audience donors to impact random encounters and events from a detailed catalog, close to real-time. These can help, hinder, or be neutral, but will not derail the main campaign.

    Before the show launches officially, you will need to attend multiple technical testing broadcast sessions to get familiar with the setup, fellow group members, admins, layout, rules, body language, affect, etc. This may include actual play and actual broadcast, but using other characters in a different Call of Cthulhu™ setting, so as not to spoil the surprise of your new characters when the show launches. But it will help you become comfortable and familiar with the process of the broadcasts.

    Note the show also occasionally has a real-time artist who sketches the scenes during the show as they happen, and shows them to the audience as they draw.

    Additional Information

    This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW! Clean language, "fade-to-black" for intense scenes, etc. Though family friendly, we will still deal with very deep topics that need to be handled in a mature fashion. If this was a movie it would be considered PG based on language and PG-13 for violence, horror, drug use and thematic elements. 

    These volunteer acting positions require energetic, dynamic, experienced, local, ROLE-playing game players for a live broadcast in an ongoing campaign, as a fundraiser for the non-profit organization RPG Research, a 501(c)3 non-profit 100% volunteer international research and human services organization helping improve lives through the power of music and role-playing games, with over 50 staff members across 4+ continents. 

    These are volunteer positions!

    Professional grade means someone comfortable with being on-camera, that acts in a friendly but professional manner, that is reliable, with appropriate language & manners appropriate for being on a live family-friendly broadcast and in a professional setting.

    While prior tabletop RPG experience is preferred, it is not required, though it is preferred that you have at least 5 years prior acting and/or improv experience.

    Players will need to pass the interview and audition process before being accepted.

    Please feel free to post questions here or send direct messages.

    Job Types: Volunteer. Part-time, Temporary, Internship. Minimum 1 year commitment. 5 hours per week, 44-52 weeks.

    Salary: $0.00 /year