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Casting Call Details:
American Beauty – Undergraduate scene at UT-Austin
2-3 minutes projected length, presented live to a Directing Class at UT.
• Lester and Carolyn’s marriage has been strained for awhile. In a last attempt to re-spark love, Lester tries to come on to Carolyn. She wants to give in but as a type-A personality she freaks out when Lester almost spills his drink on their expensive couch. The moment ruined, they both know that was the last chance to save their marriage.
We are looking for talented and professional actors to fill these two protagonist positions:
LESTER, male, 40s, any ethnicity
• Lester Burham (played by Kevin Spacey), a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter’s attractive friend. Sexually frustrated, the highlight of each day is wacking off in the shower. Trying to turn his life around, he is done being pushed around by his controlling wife and employer.
CAROLYN, female, 40s, any ethnicity
• Carolyn Burnham (played by Annette Bening) is an ambitious, materialistic realtor who feels that she is unsuccessful at fulfilling her potential. Frustrated with her husband, Carolyn has an affair with her accomplished rival realtor. She ends up being hurt when Lester finds out she’s cheating and yet doesn’t care.
Rehearsals will take place February 10th-19th in and around Austin. There will be a live presentation of the scene in front of a class on February 19th in which you may get a video of the performance upon request.
Auditions will be held Friday, February 8th, between 2pm-4pm, on the UT-Austin Campus in building CMB, Room 4.134.
If you would like to audition, please send us the following so we can give you more information and schedule more specific times:
• How we can best contact you
We also encourage you to ask any questions you may have in regards to the project and the character you wish to play.
For more information, please contact Lauren ASAP.
Casting Calls Categories: Student Film Casting Calls / Lead Roles Casting Calls
Audition Date: Feb 8, 2-4pm
Project: Casting Call for UT Student “American Beauty” Scene Project
Casting Call Location: Austin, TX
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