Civil Rights Art Project Casting Actors in NC

03/01/2016

Actors needed for Durham production of “Freedom Summer”

Location: Durham, NC

Type: Theater

Actors needed for March 16, 2016 production of “Freedom Summer” which is being staged at The Duke School in Durham, NC.

Available Roles
“Wendy” – college student (Caucasian 18 – 25 yrs)
“Cynthia” – college student (African American 18 – 25yrs)
“Rita” – civil rights activist (Caucasian 22 – 30 years)
“Dorie” – civil rights activist (African American 22 – 30 years)
“Kristoff” – newspaper reporter (Caucasian 25 – 45 years)
“Fanny” – civil rights activist (African American 30 – 50 years)

There is a stipend. Please submit headshot and resume to casting@civilrightsartsproject.com for immediate consideration.

Freedom Summer

FREEDOM SUMMER
In 1964, nearly 1,000 college students joined the Mississippi Summer Project to help African Americans secure their voting rights. Freedom Summer explores the tensions within the project and the challenges faced by the staff and volunteers as they adjusted to life in Mississippi during the long, hot summer of 1964.This 70 minute performance features freedom songs, speeches, testimonies, and character-driven drama, all happening around the audience.

City or Location of call: Durham, NC
Please submit to: casting@civilrightsartsproject.com

This casting notice was posted by: Civil Rights Arts Project



9 thoughts on “Civil Rights Art Project Casting Actors in NC

  1. Lolia

    URGENT: SCAM PROJECT

    To whom it may concern,

    I am messaging regarding a casting I saw on this website for a project posted by Kevin P. King called ‘Casting “Freedom Summer” in Durham, NC.’ I am part of the cast who worked on the project in LA (it is a touring production) and I want to let you know that this project is a complete and absolute SCAM. Alan Marshall, who runs the project remotely (civilrightsartsproject . com) hires cast members all across the US and after the productions, he disappears, cuts of all contact with the cast for that state and does NOT PAY them. This has happened in every city the project has been run in and nobody has sued because it is such a low budget production (usually around $250 per actor- which adds up to a lot for Mr. Marshall as he pays no one), that it would not be worth the legal costs for individual actors involved to file lawsuits.

    Please could you take off this casting and post a warning on this site? I would hate to see even more actors like myself fall victim to this horrible scam for what is disguised as a worthy project. We are now doing everything we can to publicise this and raise awareness. If you would like further evidence of this, I can forward you correspondence on the matter and get statements from other actor who have been scammed doing this project.

    Thank you very much.

    Kind regards,
    Lolia Etomi

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    1. erica Post author

      Not sure what is going on but this is not posted as a paid gig.

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  2. Alan Holasek

    Don’t submit to this! I along with some other actors did this in Minneapolis MN with the same person, Alan Marshall. We did the show, he promised us all stipends, but then after the show he disappeared without even a phone call or an e-mail without paying us our stipends. THIS WAS A YEAR AGO. I tried contacting him again this week using the e-mail address listed and he has yet to get back to me. There are other actors who can verify this happened and anyone who has agreed or submitted to this should refuse to do this until he pays the stipend he owes and ask for a written contract.

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    1. Lia

      Yes Alan! See my comment below. This is an absolute scam!

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    1. Alan Holasek

      Don’t submit to this! I along with some other actors did this in Minneapolis MN with the same person, Alan Marshall. We did the show, he promised us all stipends, but then after the show he disappeared without even a phone call or an e-mail without paying us our stipends. THIS WAS A YEAR AGO. I tried contacting him again this week using the e-mail address listed and he has yet to get back to me. There are other actors who can verify this happened and anyone who has agreed or submitted to this should refuse to do this until he pays the stipend he owes and ask for a written contract.

      Reply ?

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      1. Lia

        Hi Alan,

        Would you mind messaging me about this? I am trying to compile witness statements from all the cast members across the country Alan Marshall has scammed like this and bring a huge case against him + publicise this.

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        1. Jarin Humphrey

          I, along with 2 other actresses, was scammed by him in February. We did a production in Philadelphia and it was terrible. He just completely disappeared on us and won’t answer any of our calls.

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  3. Joan Waring

    Thank you for alerting me of these casting call opportunities. I am excited about my new journey into the theater arena.

    Reply

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