THE Nightmare Realm will create 50 new jobs in Cork this Halloween as it expands in its new location at the Port of Cork.
Scare Workshops will be held in the new venue on September 9 as the organisers prepare for another season.
The Nightmare Realm has become an annual feature in the run up to Halloween in Cork when it was based in Albert Quay. Due to the construction of Navigation Square at their old venue, the show is now moving to 'a bigger, new venue at the Port of Cork', with access across from Goldberg's Bar, according to organisers.
Karl O'Connor, creator of The Nightmare Realm, said that no acting experience is required and that they are looking for people who are outgoing and willing to 'instil hysteria on your victims' after training.
"We’re looking for the weird and wonderful this year to help us take The Nightmare Realm to the next level. The characters we have created rely on fearless and shameless people behind them to bring them to life or in some cases, back from the dead - people who really throw themselves into their role and make their character their own.
"We’re all about pushing boundaries and the creatures in the Realm are designed to terrify attendees in lots of different ways - facial expression, blood-curdling screams and even the slightest movement made at just the right time. We invite everyone to the audition who thinks they can make an impact. Sometimes it’s people with no acting experience who work best, so if you think it’s for you, come along and show us what you can do,” he said.
The formal audition process from previous years has been replaced by a two-hour workshop where participants will be "taught how to make grown men cry by unhinged geniuses."
Instead of one to one interviews, performers will be asked to play some improv games in group settings and display any unusual noises or abilities they might have. Successful applicants will be required to work throughout the month of October.