Casting directors for the “Real World,” the longest running reality series on television, will be holding an open call for the show’s 27th season on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fado Irish Pub, 1500 Locust St.  

“We look for characters from real life; people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds,” say Jonathan Murray, Executive Producer of “The Real World.”

According to Bunim/Murray Productions, creators of “The Real World,” the success of the show can be greatly attributed to the diversity of the cast each season. This season casting directors will be on the lookout for applicants who have challenges living an everyday life that most take for granted; struggling with weight issues, affected by a natural disaster, products of home or alternative schooling, followers of unrecognized or non-mainstream belief systems, elite athletes, recent graduates affected by the economic downturn, those involved with goth, emo, or punk subculture, members of a pro-abstinence organization, those who are recently single due to a tragedy, someone who has recently gotten out of the foster care system, and individuals who want to bring the spotlight of “The Real World” to a cause, condition or social issue they care deeply about or are personally affected by. They are particularly interested in cast members who have had to work hard to support themselves and move ahead in their lives.

These qualities however, are not a requirement. The show is interested in anyone with a great personality and a willingness to share their life with the world. Most of all, producers are looking for “surprising and unusual life stories that have yet to be told on television.”

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Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves (which will not be returned) and photo ID. You must be age 20 or older, and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24. For those who cannot attend the open call, applications are being accepted via email. Visit for complete details on how to apply. 


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