How To Get Cast In Utopia: New FOX Reality Show!

UtopiaHave you ever felt dissatisfied with the society you’re living in? Do you have what it takes to create a better one? FOX is looking for unique individuals to work together to build the perfect society on its new reality show Utopia. Utopia is based on a similar show currently airing in Holland on Dutch TV. The American version will follow 15 inhabitants as they leave their everyday lives to move to an isolated and undeveloped location – for up to an entire year – where they’ll create their own world.

Casting directors from the show are traveling around the country in search of interesting individuals with a diverse set of interests and strengths; who are motivated and adventurous pioneers with the ideas, skills, and determination to create and run their own ideal society. The show’s Supervising Casting Producer, Kristin Curtin told me what she is looking for. “First and foremost, since people are giving a year of their time, it’s got to be people who want to build a new world. People who are really passionate, and really feel strongly in what change needs to happen in society. People who are doctors, farmers, entrepreneurs, moms, former members of the military, college students, firemen — all walks of life — but who have to have a passion and determination to build a new society.

Curtin says that the casting process for Utopia is different from other reality shows, “we’re not having a big, open casting call, like American Idol. For Utopia, we’re casting in people’s backyards. So we’re coming to events that are happening across the nation, in big cities and small towns, to find people who aren’t necessarily rushing through the door to sign up for a reality show.”

If a casting session isn’t being held near you, and if you’ve got what it takes to help build the perfect society, you can apply here! Curtin says that online applicants receive the same consideration as people who visit an event and stresses when filling out the application, slow down and think. “I recommend you take time with your answers. Really dive deep into the answer to the questions that we’re asking. We’re asking the questions for a specific reason, and its because we want to know more about you.”

“There’s also an opportunity to upload a 3 minute or less video and in that video, that’s your moment to shine,” says Curtin. “Don’t just send us a 3-minute video of you talking about absolutely nothing. Don’t just say, ‘Pick me, I’d be great on TV!’ Tell us: What is your Utopia? What ideals or beliefs do you follow? and Why should you be chosen?”

As for her final casting tip, Curtin says don’t wait to apply. “The early bird gets the worm. That saying to me always rings true, especially when you’re trying out for something.” So do it now! Apply to be on Utopia, or meet with casting directors at the following locations and events:

KNOXVILLE, TN
SEAL Extreme Challenge
April 5, 2014

TULSA, OK
National Prepper and Survivalist Expo
April 5-6, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Fire Department Instructors Conference
April 10-12, 2014

ATLANTA, GA
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
April 11-13, 2014

MADISON, WI
MidWest Horse Fair
April 11-13, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
April 12-13, 2014

PORTLAND, OR
Northwest Pet and Companion Expo
April 12-13, 2014

LOUISVILLE, KY
Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon
April 17-18, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Salt Lake City Comic Con – Fan-X
April 17-19, 2014

BOSTON, MA
Boston Marathon John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
April 18th – 20th, 2014

ORLANDO, FL
Central Florida Earth Day
April 19, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Maker Faire
April 19, 2014

BIRCH RUN, MI
Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo
April 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Broccoli City Fest
April 19, 2014

NEW YORK, NY
Earth Day New York – Union Square
April 22, 2014

CHICAGO, IL
Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
April 25-27, 2014

WALTHAM, MA
27th Annual Sheepshearing Festival
April 26, 2014

DALLAS, TX
Texas Earth Day
April 26-27, 2014

WASHINGTON D.C.
USA Science and Engineering Festival
April 26-27, 2014

NEW YORK, NY
New York Green Festival
April 26-27, 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO
St. Louis Earth Day
April 27, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA
Earth Fair
April 27, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
How Weird Street Faire
May 4, 2014

LAS VEGAS, NV
National Hardware Show
May 6-8, 2014

3 Comments

    • Hi! I live on Long Island and am planning on going to Earth Day in Union Square tomorrow, April 22nd. I just noticed this contact info for casting for Utopia. Could you please send me more information on where you’ll be or if I need an appointment and so on. Thanks so much!

      Jackie

      • Hi Jackie,
        When I spoke with Kristin Curtin, one of the show’s casting directors, she said they would have a booth at the Earth Day event. This is unlike other reality shows who hold mass-casting sessions for thousands of people, the casting directors are looking to meet with people face to face, in a more intimate setting. Look for a booth set up tomorrow in Union Square, and nice friendly people eager to meet with you and tell you more about Utopia. No appointment needed. It sounds like a great show and I hope you get cast. I have a link to the online application in the above article. Have fun tomorrow and good luck!

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