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August 25, 2015

Calling all zombies: Eastern State Penitentiary wants you

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Eastern State Penitentiary Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

When construction was completed In 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary was the largest and most expensive public structure ever made.

If you've been feeling your inner zombie calling, you're in luck.

Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting auditions for acting roles for its upcoming Terror Behind the Walls, America’s largest haunted house.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, you can show off your best screams.

These jobs require wearing costumes and special FX makeup provided by TBTW. An actor’s main responsibility is to scare and entertain visitors in the haunted house. You do not need to prepare a monologue; just come, have fun, and give us your best scream! No experience necessary.

Interested actors are asked to complete an Acting Role Application and bring it to auditions.

Eastern State is looking to fill more than 200 seasonal positions, including actors, makeup artists, box office and retail staff, event staff and more. Pay starts at $9 per hour, according to the website. 

Positions will open up periodically throughout the season; check back for additional audition dates.

Terror Behind the Walls: Acting Role Auditions

Tuesday, Aug. 25 and Wednesday, Aug. 26
6–7 p.m. | Free with completed application
2027 Fairmount Ave.

(215) 236-3300