Casting: Washington DC

Auditions for Lead and Supporting Roles for the Feature Film “The Christmas Lottery” in DC!

“THE CHRISTMAS LOTTERY” SYNOPSIS & CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

SYNOPSIS

Gerald Davenport has requested his three estranged daughters Darlene, Nicole, and Tammy come together for Christmas for a big announcement… He has won a $10-million-dollar lottery! To get their share, the sisters must repair their broken relationship. But when their dementia stricken mother, Diane, forgets where she hid the ticket, the Davenport’s are now in a race to find the ticket and fix their family all before Christmas Day.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (age is appearance not exact)

(Principal) NICOLE DAVENPORT Female Late 20’s; An attractive businesswoman, and the middle child of Gerald and Diane. She is used to getting what she wants until she is laid off from her posh Wall Street job just before Christmas. She comes running home after 3 years upon learning her father won the $10 million Christmas lottery.

(Principal) TAMMY DAVENPORT Female Mid 20s. A natural beauty and an aspiring singer. The free-spirited, struggling artist is the youngest child of Gerald and Darlene. Broke and evicted, she runs home with her live-in boyfriend, Spyder, in tow after learning from Gerald that he won the Christmas lottery. (Singer preferred but not a must)

(Principal) DIANE DAVENPORT Female 60’s The beautiful matriarch of the Davenport family and the wife of Gerald. Is suffering from dementia but is thrilled to have her girls back home. She is the family’s soft spot; they cherish the moments they have with her while she’s still herself before the sickness takes over.

(Principal) BELINDA DAVENPORT-CASTILLE Female 30’s Beautiful, Mexican. The wife of Darlene and an amazing baker. She works at the diner and helps Darlene and Gerald take care of Diane. The family has allowed her to add a few of her specialties to the menu and they have come to be customer favorites, especially her cakes. After being ostracized from her family for marrying Darlene, she now considers the Davenports her family and they have embraced her as such.

(Supporting) SPYDER Male Late 20s
Free-spirited, hippy type with heavily tattooed arms. Tammy’s live-in boyfriend. Pushes his nonconforming, vegan lifestyle onto Tammy. He is more interested in the prize money than Tammy is. (Comedic timing a must.)

(Supporting) TYSON BRADLEY Male 30s
The handsome ex-boyfriend of Nicole. The basketball coach at Texas State University.

(Dayplayer) SANTA/ANDRE Male Mid 20s.
The handsome local fireman who volunteers to be Santa Clause for the neighborhood block party. He meets Tammy one night at the block party in his Santa uniform after Diane insist that Tammy, Darlene and Nicole take a picture with Santa like they did when they were kids. Andre takes the opportunity to suggestively yet playfully flirt with Tammy. (Comedic timing a must).

(Dayplayer) CHERRY REYNOLDS Female 20s. The attractive, full of energy girlfriend of Tyson. She is the head cheerleading coach at Texas State University, where Tyson coach’s basketball. Everything she does is just a bit over the top like dressing herself, Tyson and her dog in matching outfits for their Christmas card photo shoot. (Comedic timing a must)

(Dayplayer) GUSTAVO CASTILLE Male 50s-60s Mexican. Belinda Castille-Davenport’s estranged father.

(Dayplayer) MARIA CASTILLE Female 50s-60s Mexican. Belinda Castille-Davenport’s estranged mother.

(Dayplayer) DAN Male 30s
Asian. Nicole Davenport’s co-worker

SHOOT DATES

Shooting will begin in the Washington DC area on September 1st and will continue throughout the month of September.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS 8/31/2020


Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to Placement@barbizonusa.com. For more information about Barbizon visit https://www.barbizonmodeling.com.

Casting: Virginia / Washington DC

Auditions for “From the Ash Baxter Files: The Search For the Stolen Spyglass” in Virginia / DC Area!

Auditions for Drive Thru Drama

The Alden presents “Drive-Thru Drama,” a new model of theater (as far as we know!) in a COVID-19 world. “Drive-Thru Drama” is a social-distance theater format that brings people together for live theater from the comfort of their own cars. Actors will perform one, cohesive story through short scenes placed across the MCC parking lot. Audience members will simply roll down their windows and drive the route from actor to actor.

“From the Ash Baxter Files: The Search for the Stolen Spyglass” written by Andrew Scott Zimmer, commissioned by The Alden.
• Description: Somebody has snatched Mr. Dimwizzle’s priceless spyglass! And now Ash Baxter, the super sleuth of Dakota Riddle High School, needs your help to whittle down the suspect list in the (optionally) interactive world premiere play.

The performances are Friday- Sunday, Sept. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27 from 4-7 p.m. 

A limited number of timed tickets will be available through The Alden’s webpage. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Actors ages 14+ are eligible to audition.

Actors must email the link to their audition video and submit the casting form by midnight, Tuesday, Aug. 18. Call Backs will be on Thursday, Aug. 20, over Zoom. All actors invited to Call Backs will receive advance notice of the time that they will be called.

• “From the Ash Baxter Files: The Search For the Stolen Spyglass” is an interactive piece of theater.
• All performers should be comfortable with improvisation.
• Although many of the characters are high school students, performers of any age are encouraged to apply for any role.

The Students of Dakota Riddle High School, all of whom can be played by a performer of any gender or ethnicity:

Ash Baxter** (Any gender/ethnicity) – A master of deductive reasoning, a junior detective who can get to the bottom of any mystery using wit, charm, and perhaps a little help from the audience. **Due to the staging requirements of the show, 10 performers will be cast as Ash Baxter.

Robin “Shifty” Magee (Any gender/ethnicity) – Ash’s mysterious best friend, a whiz with recon and surveillance, though largely preferring to remain in the shadows.

Casey Pinerider (Any gender/ethnicity) – A self-described star athlete, apparently fresh from a heroic triumph on the diamond.

Pip Bishop (Any gender/ethnicity) – A seemingly mild-mannered member of the Chess Club who may be hiding a fierce competitive edge!

Parker “Louie” Barker – (Any gender/ethnicity) – The no-nonsense First Lieutenant (“Louie”) of the JROTC corps at Riddle High, lover of order and procedure.

The Faculty of Dakota Riddle High School—

Bailey “Sudsy” Bucket  (Male adult, any ethnicity) – Jovial janitor who takes great pride in his work. Where Sudsy lacks knowledge, he makes it up with heart.

Miss Sweetlesson (Female adult, any ethnicity) – An English teacher, very proper, who no one could ever reasonably expect to be a thief!

Mr. Dimwizzle (Male adult, any ethnicity)*** – Ash’s beloved, if hapless, history teacher, who also runs the Gumshoe Club, which Ash aspires to lead one day. ***Due to the staging requirements of the show, three performers will be cast as Mr. Dimwizzle.

• Reasonable safety precautions that adhere to the CDC and Health Department guidelines include:
          o The driving route will be set up so that actors are a minimum of six feet away from cars and each other at all times.
          o Actors will be provided a face shield which they must wear at all times. All audience members are asked to wear a mask.
          o Actors will provide their own costumes, set and props so that they are the only ones touching their items.
          o For traffic safety, the route will be drawn on the ground and stop signs will be placed at appropriate viewing spots.
          o Other precautions may be taken if recommended by the CDC or the Health Department.


Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to Placement@barbizonusa.com. For more information about Barbizon visit https://www.barbizonmodeling.com.

Casting: Washington, DC

Playbill General Auditions (Video Submission) for the ’20-’21 Season in Washington, DC!

Description

The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
 (a flexible black box space located in The Villages, Florida) will hold be accepting video audition submissions through Friday, June 26th, 5pm EDT.

Please Prepare

  • At the start of your video please SLATE with your name, equity status, and location (city, state)
  • To be considered for Plays AND Musicals please tape a 90 second monologue and a 16-bar cut of a musical theatre song in the style of the shows.
  • To be considered for the Plays ONLY please tape two contrasting 60-90 second monologues.

A note on casting: At The Studio Theatre we practice Non-Traditional Casting. Non-Traditional Casting is a method designed to increase artistic options by expanding casting opportunities for women, actors of color, seniors and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender, age or the presence or absence of a disability are not germane. To that end we encourage all actors to audition.

Show Listing and Breakdown (show and rehearsal dates subject to change):

Spike Heelsby Theresa Rebeck

Directed by Celine Rosenthal

Rehearsals start: August 31, 2020
Opening: SEP 25, 2020-Closing: OCT 24, 2020

  • Georgie (late 20s-30s, female-identifying): working-class background, street-smart legal secretary. She is sex-positive, sarcastic, and confident; has a short fuse. The Eliza Doolittle in this Pygmalion.
  • Andrew (30s, male-identifying): Georgie’s neighbor. A professor of political philosophy at a small college in Boston, and self-appointed “teacher” for Georgie. He is engaged to Lydia. Andrew is the quintessential “nice guy.”
  • Edward (30s, male-identifying): Georgie’s boss and Andrew’s friend. He is an aggressive, hot-shot criminal defense lawyer; argumentative because it’s fun.
  • Lydia (30, female-identifying, White): Andrew’s fiancée, who is conspicuously absent through Act I. She is the epitome of an upper-class New England WASP (white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant). Seemingly, Georgie’s opposite.

PipelineBy Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Roberta Emerson

Rehearsals start: October 26, 2020
Opening: NOV 20, 2020-Closing: DEC 19, 2020

  • Nya (30s, female-identifying, Black): Single mother. Public H.S. Teacher. Trying to raise her teenage son on her own with much difficulty. A good teacher inspiring her students in a stressed environment. A struggling parent doing her damndest. Strong but burning out. Smoker. Sometimes drinker. Holding together by a thread.
  • Omari (teens, male-identifying, Black): Smart and astute. Rage without release. Tender and honest at his core. Something profoundly sensitive amidst the anger, Wrestling with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community. Nya’s son.
  • Jasmine (teens, female-identifying, Black or Latinx): Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile. Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment. In touch with the poetry of her own language.
  • Xavier (30s, male-identifying Black): Single father – struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing exec. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife. Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished. Nya’s ex-husband. Omari’s father.
  • Laurie (50s, female-identifying, White): Pistol of a woman. Teaches in Public High School and can hold her own against the tough students and the stressed environment. Doesn’t bite her tongue. A don’t-fuckwith-me chick.
  • Dun (30s, male-identifying, Black): Public High School security guard. Fit and optimistic. Charismatic with women. Genuine and thoughtful and trying to be a gentleman in a stressed environment. It’s not easy.

9 to 5, Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick, based on the Twentieth Century Fox film

Directed by Nathaniel Niemi, Music Directed by Gary Powell

Rehearsals start: December 28, 2020
Opening: JAN 29, 2021-Closing: MAR 13, 2021

  • Violet (40s, female-identifying, Alto) : The company’s Head Secretary and Mr. Hart’s Administrative Assistant, she is a single mother and typically stands up for what she believes in. Attractive, strong, ambitious. CAST, seeking Understudy ONLY
  • Judy (30s, female-identifying, Soprano) : The “new” girl at the firm, she has been burned by her husband’s affair and is searching for personal empowerment. Insecure, determined, and hopeful. CAST, seeking Understudy ONLY
  • Doralee (late-20s, female-identifying, Mezzo) : A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart’s office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks.
  • Franklin Hart (40s, male-identifying, Baritone) : One of the firm’s executives and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.
  • Roz Keith (40, female-identifying, Alto) : The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval. CAST, seeking Understudy ONLY
  • Joe/Ensemble (30, male-identifying, Tenor) : A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet.
  • Dwayne/Ensemble (late-20s, male-identifying, Tenor) : Doralee’s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.
  • Josh/Ensemble (18, male-identifying) : Violet’s awkward teenage son.
  • Maria/Ensemble (20s-30s, female-identifying, Latinx) : A young and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office.
  • Dick/Tinsworthy/Ensemble (30s-40s, male-identifying) : Judy’s soon-to-be ex-husband. An average guy, he is sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago. Tinsworthy is Franklin Hart’s boss and Chairman of the Board; a good man who knows more than he lets on.
  • Kathy/Missy/Ensemble (20s-30s, female-identifying) : Kathy is a secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to gossip. Missy – Franklin Hart’s wife, completely oblivious to her husband’s bad nature.
  • Margaret/Ensemble (30s-40s): A secretary in Hart’s office, and an alcoholic.

Ada and the Engine By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Nathaniel Niemi, Music Directed by Gary Powell

Rehearsals start: March 15, 2021
Opening: APR 9, 2021-Closing: MAY 8, 2021

  • Ada Byron Lovelace (18-36, female-identifying, White, English): Curious, funny, brilliant, aware of her brilliance, stories, aware of her story. Never met her famous father. Tries to be a “good girl” but just cannot help her curiosity and love of all things impossible. A mathematician; a poet at heart. Curious, wry, self-aware. Above all, bright, in every sense. A woman of our time stuck in hers. Singing role.
  • Lady Anabella Byron (35-55, female-identifying, White, English): Ada’s fierce tiger of a mother. Handles her out-of-control life by exerting control on her daughter. Harsh, strict, jealous? Yes. But realistic. She has had a hard life largely due to Ada’s father. Projects his sins on her. (DOUBLES Mary Somerville)
  • Charles Babbage (40-60, male-identifying, White, English): Ada’s scientific partner and closest friend. A quietly burning furnace of ideas and ideals. More capable of dreaming than doing. Lauded genius of London. A holder of famous salons, an inventor, a mathematical scholar, a dreamer who just cannot seem to make his dreams into the metal they require to be real. Almost perfect for Ada. Almost. Singing role.
  • Lord Lovelace (late 30s, male-identifying, White, English): Ada’s proud and proper husband. A literal man, if not a particularly literate one. Content with a monochromatic life, he cannot even begin to perceive all the colors that Ada can see. He’d rather that he was more rich and more lordly but he’ll manage with his lot. A proud man. A wanting man. A serious man. Is not madly in love with Ada but she’ll do just fine. (DOUBLES Byron)
  • Mary Somerville (40-60, female-identifying, White, Scottish): Ada’s mentor and Charles’ friend and colleague. Equal parts warm and sharp, supportive and practical. There are no women as successful and respected in science and math as her. Pragmatic, sharply friendly, someone who will tell you when you’re wrong. (DOUBLES Lady Anabella Byron)
  • Byron (late 30s, male-identifying, White, English): The spirit of Ada’s late father, the famous (and infamous) poet. Charming and passionate; quick-witted and brash… and regretful. Darkly funny, unpredictable, emotional, brooding but self-aware. Singing role. (DOUBLES Lord Lovelace)

DURATION

August 31, 2020 – May 8, 2021


Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to Placement@barbizonusa.com. For more information about Barbizon visit https://www.barbizonmodeling.com.

Casting: New York, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia

Coastal Fashion Week Model Call for East Coast Tour and New York Fashion Week!

REQUIREMENTS: males and females, ages 6 and up, all ethnicities, all heights, and sizes.

Models must be available for the show(s) date. 

Casting is by video submission.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in walking in more than one show you MUST fill out a NEW form for EVERY city you would like to walk in. 

*For example, if you would like to be considered for Alexandria and New York Fashion Week, fill out a submission for Alexandria AND fill out a submission for New York.


Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to Placement@barbizonusa.com. For more information about Barbizon visit https://www.barbizonmodeling.com.

Casting: Multiple States

Coastal Fashion Week Model Casting Call! 

CFW has Updated Their Show Schedule AND added New Cities to their Tour!

REQUIREMENTS: Males and Females. Ages 6 and up. All ethnicities. All heights and sizes.

Coastal Fashion Week Show Schedule:

Models must be available for the show(s) date. 

Casting is by video submission.


Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to Placement@barbizonusa.com. For more information about Barbizon visit https://www.barbizonmodeling.com.

Casting: Nationwide

Coastal Fashion Week Virtual Casting Call for ALL upcoming 2020-2021 Fashion Shows!

Seeking Males and females. Ages 6 and up. There is no height requirements or size requirements to walk for any of the Coastal Fashion Week Shows.

Model casting is only done online. Please make sure to attach the files required. If you are not able to upload a video please submit without and we will request via email if we would like to see one.​

All models will be notified if chosen through email. Please be patient as this process may take up to a week or more after submission depending on when the show is.

Interested in walking in more than one show?! For more than one city please submit a NEW form for EACH city.


Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to Placement@barbizonusa.com. For more information about Barbizon visit https://www.barbizonmodeling.com.

Casting: Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, North Carolina, New York

Coastal Fashion Week Model Call for Summer / Fall East Coast Tour!

REQUIREMENTS: Males and Females. Ages 6 and up. All ethnicities. All heights and sizes.

Coastal Fashion Week Show Schedule

​CFW East Coast Tour

  • Alexandria, VA – June 10th
  • Washington DC – June 11th
  • Beltsville,  MD – June 12th
  • Richmond, VA – June 13th
  • North Carolina – June 14th

New York Fashion Week is September 11-20, 2020

Model must be available for show date. Casting is by video submission.


Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to Placement@barbizonusa.com. For more information about Barbizon visit https://www.barbizonmodeling.com.

Casting: Washington DC

Vicki Foley Talent & Models Seeking Promotional Models in Washington DC for the Naval Academy Football Game!

REQUIREMENTS: Males and Females, ages 18 and up

ATTIRE: Khaki Bottoms and the USAA clients provide a shirt.

EVENT DATE & TIME: October 5, 2019, at 11:45 am-6:00 pm

LOCATION: Washington DC

Further details and on-site contact will be sent upon booking confirmation.


Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to Placement@barbizonusa.com. For more information about Barbizon visit https://www.barbizonmodeling.com.

Casting: National Harbor, Maryland

Alfaparf Milano Model Call for Hair Show in National Harbor, Maryland!

The #1 Italian brand in the salon industry worldwide is seeking models for
Behind the Chair On Tour August 24-27, 2019. We celebrate diversity in style and are looking for people who want to express individuality through hair color.

Dream big and believe in beauty as models will be cut, colored and styled by globally recognized hairdressers. All looks will be customized based on
consultation to emphasize individuality, with a focus on balayage and hand-painted hair color techniques.

REQUIREMENTS: Female models with shoulder length or longer hair.  Looking for a variety of models– all hair colors and textures welcome. Models for HAIR COLOR with a focus on balayage and hand-painted highlights.

CASTING DATE: Friday, August 23, 2019

SHOW DATES: August 24-27, 2019 (Models must be available for show dates)


Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to Placement@barbizonusa.com. For more information about Barbizon visit https://www.barbizonmodeling.com.

Casting: Fairfax, Virginia

Wella Hair Show Models VA DC Collective Auditions

Wella is looking for hair models for the “VA/DC Collective 2019” event in Fairfax, VA!

REQUIREMENTS: Wella is in search of 6 female models; ages 18-30; all ethnicities. Blonde, Red and Chocolate color; short to shoulder length hair (see photos above).

CASTING DATE & TIME: Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 10:00 am SHARP

PREP DATE & TIME: Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 10:00 am – approx. 6:00 pm

SHOW DATE & TIME: Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 7:00 pm – approx. 9:00 pm

MODEL NOTES: A makeup artist will be provided. Please bring 3 black & 1 Nude/Pastel cocktail outfits. Black/Nude Heels


Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to Placement@barbizonusa.com. For more information about Barbizon visit https://www.barbizonmodeling.com.