The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Acting Auditions in Richmond, VA

02/10/2016

Casting directors for The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown to hold acting auditions in Richmond for an interactive museum project.

Arvold Casting is searching for actors to fill a variety of roles in the project. If you are an actor local to the Richmond area and would love a chance to portray a historical character, dressed in amazing costumes from that era, Arvold casting is taking actor submissions for the roles listed below.

An exciting new project is being constructed in Virginia, The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.   The Yorktown Victory Center is being upgraded and changed to become the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The museum is scheduled to open in late 2016. Cortina Productions is working with the Yorktown Victory Center to produce an interactive multimedia experience related to story and legacy of the Revolutionary War and here is a chance for local actors to participate in an interactive exhibit that will be seen by thousands of museum visitors.

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The Yorktown Victory Center will allow visitors to discover the stories behind the people involved in the Revolutionary war, offer stories of Britain and the colonies they created before the revolution and showcase the battles, people and heroes who built the nation we live in today. The museum has been in construction since 1012 and is almost completed.

Cortina Productions is looking for actors to fill roles in  the Museum’s Interactive Multimedia Experience. Auditions for non-union actors will be held shortly around the Charlottesville VA area and the project will be filming in Richmond. The project is casting actors that can pull off a circa 1781 look.

Shoot Dates: March 16th and 17th, 2016

Shoot Location: Richmond, VA
Pay: $250 for one (1) half day (plus 20% if agent)
Usage: Full buyout
Travel/Lodging: Provided if applicable
Audition: Self tape or in-person in Charlottesville VA

Note that the time period is circa 1781 so an appropriate period look is required for all roles.

Seeking:

  • DANIEL MORGAN: Mid 40’s, Caucasian male. A rugged man from the frontier who led riflemen and irregular troops during the American Revolutionary War. His men often called him “The Old Wagoner” because of his style and physical ability. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • BANASTRE TARLETON: 20’s, Caucasian male. A British soldier and politician during the American Revolutionary War. Authentic British accent required. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • RICHARD RANDOLPH: Age 8-10, Caucasian male. A boy growing up in colonial America. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • WILLIAM AUGUSTUS BOWLES: Age 18, Caucasian male. An adventurer and loyalist who lived among the Native Americans during the American Revolutionary War. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • JAMES ARMISTEAD LAFAYETTE: Early 20s, African American male. Served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution as a double agent against the British. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • DAVID FANNING: Mid 20s, Caucasian male. Balding. A loyalist leader in North and South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • SHADRACK FURMAN: Late 20’s-30’s, African American male. After escaping his enslavement and building a life as a free man, Shadrack was attacked for his loyalist beliefs. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • BENJAMIN WHITECUFF: Late 20’s-30’s, African American male. Born to a free farmer, Benjamin faced harrowing dangers as he spied for the British. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • FRANCISCO DE MIRANDA: Early 30’s, Hispanic male. A Venezuelan revolutionary, romantic, adventurer, and an idealist. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • MYER MYERS: Late 50’s, Caucasian male. A Jewish silversmith in colonial America. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • JEMIMA CONDICT: Mid 20s, Caucasian female. Born in rural New England, Jemima kept a diary of her life in colonial America. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • MARY PERTH: Late 20’s-30’s, African American female. An enslaved woman who was deeply spiritual and able to read, Mary escaped and sided with the British during the American Revolutionary War. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • ESTHER DE BERDTH REED: Early 30’s, Caucasian female. English born wife of Joseph Reed. After moving to Philadelphia, she hosted some of colonial America’s most influential people such as George Washington, and eventually supported the American fight for independence. Authentic British accent required. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • REBECCA BREWTON MOTTS: Mid 40’s, Caucasian female. Very wealthy, beautiful, and light-haired. Rebecca married a plantation owner and supported the colonies’ rebellion against the British. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • MOLLY BRANT: Mid 40s, Native American female. A highly-anglicized Mohawk woman. Ally of the British during the American Revolutionary War. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • MARTHA WASHINGTON: Age 50, Caucasian female. Wife of George Washington. $250 for one (1) half day of work.
  • MERCY OTIS WARREN: Early 50’s, Caucasian female. Wealthy, from New England. A political writer and propagandist in favor of the American Revolution. $250 for one (1) half day of work.

Actors interested in the above mentioned roles can see the casting director’s page here for more information on how to submit.

The project is accepting submissions from both agencies and individual actors.

Auditions will be by appointment only and only those actors selected will be contacted with further instructions.

 



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