Dallas / Ft. Worth area – Indie Project auditions for lead roles


Casting Call for “Summertime” Indie Stage play in DeSoto Texas – The play will be produced this Spring of 2014. “Summertime is written by Brandi McDowell.

Roles available for teens through adults. This is a non-paid gig.


For most teens the summer break entails, unlimited hours of sleep, fun with friends, and catching up with distant family members. But for Kyla Baker, this summer is anything but fun. A summer filled with hurt, betrayal, and loneliness; Kyla tries to take this summer and move forward with her life only to be pulled back into the very same place that turned her world upside down. Friendships and relationships are challenged as she goes to confront her past, to regain strength to move forward with her life.

Character Breakdown:

Angela “Angie” Davidson (30s-40s): Any ethnicity, average height, fit/in-shape, business woman, “always on the go,” nonchalant attitude, very straight forward, likes to play the innocent role. The mother of Kyla and Reginald’s childhood sweetheart. SINGING ROLE.

Cameron Henderson (20s): Any ethnicity, tall, athletic/fit/in-shape, clean cut. Loving, charming, warm, sentimental, responsible, mature, driven, role model. “Take charge” attitude. Kyla’s
boyfriend. **SINGING ROLE**

Cara Baker (50-60s): Any ethnicity, average build. Loving, caring, soft, yet still “snappy” and “feisty.” Skeptical about everyone except Reginald, tends to be easily persuaded by him. Tends to over look things. The mother of Reginald and Troy.

Donald Perry (16-19): Any ethnicity, average build. Ladies man, immature, yet very much aware, likeable, secure with self, the typical “preacher’s kid.” Best friend of Vincent. Comedic skills necessary.

Kierra Moore (16-20s): short-average height. Petite (not required, preferred), sarcastic, fun, “over-the-top,” fashion forward. Becomes much calmer when transitioned into the early adults years. Best friend of Kyla and Taylor.

Kyla Baker (16-20s): Any ethnicity, average height, medium build (not required, preferred). Loud, conceited, intelligent, sharp, straight forward, no filter, and sarcastic. Drama skills necessary. SINGING ROLE.

Lisa Baker (30s-40s): Any ethnicity, tall, slender/in-shape/fit, simple/casual woman. Loving and caring mother and wife, soft, the “ideal” aunt, appears oblivious a lot of times. Her strength comes from Troy, but lacks it otherwise. The wife of Troy, aunt of Kyla.

Phillip Walters (30-40s): Any ethnicity, any height, slightly larger man (not required, preferred). Loving, caring, “in-touch” emotionally, quite, “keep-head-down” guy, “does as told, doesn’t ask questions.” The driver of Kyla and Angie.

Reginald Baker (30s-40s): Any ethnicity, tall, slender/in-shape/fit. Alcoholic, sneaky/slick, manipulative, obnoxious, annoying/irritating demeanor, loud, and demanding. The “bad” son. Outcast. Drama skills necessary. The father of Kyla.

Student 1, 2, & 3 (16-19): Any ethnicity, any body type. No character depth. No drama, singing, or comedic skills necessary.

Taylor Pettiwait (16-20): Any ethnicity. No height preference. No “body type” preference. Fun, intelligent, “silly,” quiet, yet dramatic; the “wild card,” compassionate. Evolves into being spontaneous, louder (remains slightly dramatic), and a little calmer. The best friend of Kyla and Kierra.

Tiffany Strong (30s): Any ethnicity. Tall. Slender/fit/in-shape. Fun, energetic, consistent, quite, private, innocent, lacks “sternness,” “semi-hip.” The teacher of Kyla and her classmates.

Troy “TJ” Baker (18-20s): Any ethnicity. Average height. Slender body type. Quiet, nerdy, socially awkward, insecure, “no fight.” Evolves into finding self, still quiet, less “nerdy/lame,” and remains sort of disconnected. The eldest cousin of Kyla, the son of Troy Sr. and Lisa.

Troy Baker Sr. (30s-40s): Any ethnicity. Average height. Fit/in-shape. “Perfect smile.” Family man, patient, calm, easygoing, the “good” son, peace maker, overly nice, and can viewed as a “push-over.” The uncle of Kyla, brother of Reginald.

Tyra Baker (16-20s):Any ethnicity. Average height. No body type preference. At first Tyra is quiet, timid, a loner, calm, kind, innocent, and oblivious to some stint, like her mother, Lisa. She then evolves into a boisterous, alive, secure, happy, vocal, and a “sense of self” young woman. Cousin of Kyla, and daughters of Lisa and Troy.

Vincent Anderson (16-19): Any ethnicity. No height or body style preference. Playful, class clown, arrogant, narcissist, ladies man, smooth, “unrealistic dreamer”, could be viewed as mean. Comedic skills necessary. The best friend of Donald and a classmate of Kyla.

Film Credit, DVD Copy

* Visit “Casting Call” at www.brandimcdowell.com for registration or contact casting@brandimcdowell.com*

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