The search for new talent for the SABC 1's award winning drama, Intersexions got underway to an impressive start which saw over 1500 hopefuls coming for the auditions held at Newtown's Bassline, Johannesburg on 04 August 2012.The call to wanna-be actors and actresses was posted on Intersexions' facebook page, blog and twitter account as well as various entertainment newspaper supplements. The second season of the popular show is due to hit the screens early next year.
"Intersexions one was a huge success and the plan is to give fans the incredible opportunity to meet actors from the series, learn about the objectives of the show and audition to be part of the cast says Sara Chitambo, Programme Manager from Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa.
Mariki van der Walt from Quizzical Pictures said "it was great to see how enthusiastic the Intersexions audience is about the upcoming series and the greatest reward of all is that we found some real exciting talent at the Johannesburg auditions. Get ready to see some new faces on Intersexions II".
The Johannesburg talent search was also meant for people coming from provinces such as Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Free State and North West.
In addition to the auditions, local HIV response organisation, Mothusimpilo conducted HIV testing and one-on-one information sessions on HIV. About 100 people tested for HIV on the day.
The next set of auditions and roadshow will be held in Cape Town on 25 August and the Durbanites will get their opportunity to showcase their acting talents on 8 September.
Intersexions II is being produced by Quizzical Pictures and Ants Multimedia, in partnership with Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA) and SABC Education, with funding from USAID and PEPFAR.