Native American Actors wanted for lead, supporting and other speaking roles in “Te Ata”
There are many open roles for Native American actors as well as a few for Caucasian actors and those of mixed race.
Auditions for the feature film “Te Ata” are coming to Ada and Oklahoma City this coming Saturday and Sunday. The film is being produced by the Chickasaw Nation and is casting Native American actors to fill principal roles. The film’s producers have been on a nationwide talent search and have held auditions in other major cities. The film had also announced that it would open up online auditions for actors who were not able to attend one of the live events.
Last weekend the productions casting directors were meeting with talent in Los Angeles and the cities of Tulsa and Albuquerque are also on the schedule.
Te Ata Thompson Fisher also known as Te Ata, meaning “Bearer of the Dawn” was a Native American actress and storyteller. She was well known for her performances that aided in teaching audiences about native cultures. Te Ata’s career spanned 6 decades in which she inspired a greater understanding and respect for native cultures. Te Ata was best known for her one woman show of American Indian heritage that she performed globally including performances for the Royal family and the President of the United States. Te Ata was the third Tribal member inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame, in 1990. In 1976, Te Ata was the Ladies’ Home Journal Woman of the Year.
The new film will explore her life The new film about her life is being produced by the Chickasaw nation and the breakdown information states that there are available roles for Native American actors, Caucasian actors and also those of mixed race.
The Oklahoma City casting call is Saturday at Oklahoma City’s Remington Park.
The one in Ada is the following day at 9 a.m. Sunday at McSwain Theatre in Ada.