'The Real World' holding Philly casting Feb. 28

MTV’s “The Real World” is holding a local casting from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom) seeking to cast its 23rd season which will shoot in an as yet undisclosed city. Casting Directors from Bunim/Murray Productions are seeking men and women aged 18-24 who are asked to bring a recent picture which will not be returned.

While the casting is open to any type of individuals, casting directors say that this season “We’d love to include a person who is physically challenged, an individual struggling with weight issues, someone whose family or themselves are dealing with the immigrant-to citizenship process, an individual who is coming out of the foster care system, someone who is currently grieving over the loss of a spouse or significant other, or a cast member who wants to bring the spotlight of The Real World to a cause or social issue they care deeply about.” And if those people like to strip, drink a lot and fight with their new roommates, they’ll probably have an even better chance.

Those who can’t make the open casting call, may visit Bunim-Murray’s website to apply online.