Actors in Salinas, CA for Staged Reading of TV Pilot



COMPANY: (twenty)2 films and The National Steinbeck Center
CITY: Salinas, CA

We are seeking actors based in Monterey County to perform in this one-night event.

The 2017 Steinbeck Festival presents and (twenty)2 films presents:

A staged reading of the original TV pilot script, “On Cannery Row” a projected 12-part limited series based on the lives of John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts. Written by P.J. Palmer and Eric Enno Tamm – Q&A with writers, cast and audience to follow.

Culled from the letters, biographies, journals and works of John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts, this limited-series TV drama, “On Cannery Row”, tells the story of a young, talented but struggling writer who finds literary greatness after befriending an inspiring and deeply charming bohemian philosopher-scientist. The series follows their epic 18-year friendship and travels through the hedonistic parties and romances, the great adventures, the heights of celebrity, the crushing failures and the betrayals of friends and lovers. Set against the storied backdrop of the 1930’s and 40’s–the dawn of free-thinking, sexual liberation and political non-conformity.
Some of it started in a little ramshackle lab on what has become known as “America’s Most Famous Street,” Cannery Row.

Auditions via Skype:
April 10th – 14th – sides to be sent and appointments booked the week before
Rehearsal via Skype
April 24th – 28th – one hour per cast member, schedule TBD w/ cast availability
Blocking Rehearsal – National Steinbeck Center
Saturday May 6th | 5pm – 6pm
Performance – National Steinbeck Center
Saturday May 6th | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

+ We are offering an Honorarium of $50 per performer.
+ This reading is not union-affiliated. As such, we will only advertise names of cast members with written permission of that cast member.
+ Talent will need to sign an NDA before receiving the script.
+ Staged Reading is to benefit the National Steinbeck Center, a 501(c)(3), based in Salinas, California.

+ More information available at:


Character breakdowns are at:
HEADSHOT + RESUME to Subject: On Cannery Row

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