Seeking Submissions of Video Auditions for “Blacks in Wax Museum” Short Film Project
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Anointed Vessel Productions Facebook page event “Blacks in Wax Museum” (http://bit.ly/AVPCastingForm)
Zoom Rehearsals begin Tuesday, April 13th. Filming begin May 4th. Production streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube on Saturday, June 19th.
Synopsis – Blacks in Wax Museum is a One Act docudrama that highlights famous blacks who made black history that lend its contribution to US American history.
The docudrama is told through the enactment of six (6) high school youth who were tasked with a weekend homework assignment to do a report on a famous African American for a black history project. Upon discovery of the Garret and Company Blacks in Wax Museum, the youth planned a trip to the museum hoping to find an easy solution to the homework assignment and a way out of the house for fun with friends.
The scheduled museum tour showcase wax figures of several famous blacks ranging from inventors, to musicians, to sports figures and civil rights activists, highlights significant moments in their lives and the impact those moments have had on today’s society.
1. Museum Tour Guide – (30s-40s, Male/Female) A communications and history buff, enthusiastic about their job
2. Ms. Perry – (40s-50s), High School History Teacher
3. Youth #1 – (boy/girl)*, outgoing, outspoken, competitive
4. Youth #2 – (teen girl)*, likes attention, wants to be a comedian
5. Youth #3 – (girl)*,smart, follower and a sports fanatic
6. Youth #4 – (girl)*, serious and focused
7. Youth #5 – (boy/girl)* popular, church youth leader
8. Youth #6 – (girl)* easygoing and carefree
9. Youth (6 – boy/girl) understudies and extras
10. Madam CJ Walker – an African American self-made millionaire who made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of cosmetics and hair care products for black women.
11. Benjamin Banneker – a free African American Almanac author, surveyor, landowner and farmer knowledgeable in mathematics and natural history.
12. Bessie Coleman – an early American Civil Aviator. She was the first African-American woman and first Native-American to hold a pilot license.
13. Michael Jackson – an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the “King of Pop”
14. Billie Holiday – an American jazz and swing music singer with a career spanning 26 years.
15. James Brown – an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century music dance, he is often referred to by the honorific nicknames “Godfather of Soul”, “Mr. Dynamite”, and “Soul Brother No. 1”
16. Jackie Robinson – an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball.
17. Muhamad Ali- an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer and philanthropist.
*Denotes – Can be young adult who can pass for a high school student.
City or Location of call: Los Angeles, CA
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2021-04-09
Video Audition submissions must include the following: A completed online audition form, a 1-minute monologue and a headshot (can be a selfie). To submit your video audition click here http://bit.ly/AVPCastingForm to go to Anointed Vessel Productions Facebook page event titled “Blacks in Wax Museum.”
This casting notice was posted by: Patricia Franks