Casting: Minneapolis, Minnesota


Casting call for actors in Minneapolis, Minnesota for TV Pilot Teaser, Time is of the Essence!

Audition date: OPEN CALL – Tuesday, July 17: 10am – Noon

Audition location: U of M Twin Cities Campus (West Bank), Rarig Center, Studio B, 5th Floor, 330 21st Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Shooting date(s): Tuesday/Wednesday, July 24 and 25: 9am – 3pm

Shooting location(s): U of M Twin Cities Campus (East Bank), Ford Hall: 224 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 and Coffman Union: 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Application: If interested, please send resume and headshot to: It’s okay to attend auditions without pre-application.

Pay: CCM (credit, copy, meals) – unpaid production

Production title: Time is of the Essence

Production type: “TV pilot” tease and credit sequence for use by University of Minnesota instructors

Length: 5-7 minutes, completed

Time is of the Essence is a family dramedy about a mom who longs for more, even though her family and friends don’t seem to understand.


Frankie Atman (F, 35- 50): busy, over-achieving, stressed, impatient, restless; loves her family but wants more for herself in life

Mark Atman (M, 35-50): Frankie’s husband; practical, works hard and believes in taking care of his family

Sara Atman (gender open, 13-15): Frankie and Mark’s kid; smart, responsible, but is starting to experience signs of early adolescence: moodiness

Miriam Fika (F, 30-50): Frankie’s best friend; easygoing, “lives in the moment”