Virtual Project Seeks Majority Black & Latinx Actors 18+ to Play High School Students
A Habeebi Manifestation
Newark, NJ 07102
America Again is a short film created for and from a 2018 teaching artist residency for middle school students in Trenton, NJ based on our examination of the poem Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes. The text, taken directly from our interactions together, the students’ writings, as well as the original poem itself, was supposed to be presented on stage by the students at the end of our time together. The administration pulled the plug, probably finding it too controversial.
In an effort to honor the voices of the students, it is being brought back to life because their voices matter and their stories deserve to be told. From this project, two scholarships are being donated to minority college bound students from the class of 2020.
12 ROLES AVAILABLE
6 M, 6 F
18+ to play high school students
ALL ARE BLACK & LATINX
**1 WHITE M role avail**
SPANISH FLUENCY REQUIRED OF 2 ROLES!
NON-UNION / RATE: $100 GUARANTEED (more pending donations)
All done virtually, from the comfort of your own home. One shoot day, Aug 8 or 9, in addition to 1 read through & a small clip that will need to be pre-recorded prior to shoot.
To submit, send headshot, resume and a short clip bringing the following text to life. Please include a slate.
Who said the free? Not me?
Surely not me? The millions on relief today?
The millions shot down when we strike?
The millions who have nothing for our pay?
For all the dreams we’ve dreamed
And all the songs we’ve sung
And all the hopes we’ve held
And all the flags we’ve flung,
The millions who have nothing for our pay-
Except the dream that’s almost dead today.
To find out more about the project, visit gf.me/u/x8d3s8
Have fun & I look forward to collaborating!
August 8, 2020 – August 9, 2020
HOW TO APPLY
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