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Urgent Casting Call for Black Swan – UT Austin Student Scene Exercise (Austin, TX)

Casting Call Details:
Black Swan – Director’s Workshop Exercise at UT Austin

3-5 minutes projected length scene presented before class audience

The story:
• A dance company is putting on a ballet production. Nina, a contract ballerina with the company, wishes to ascertain the part of the white and black swan in the upcoming production. Nina approaches the company’s manager, Leroy, in hopes of convincing him that she is worthy of the part and should dance on behalf of the company in the lead role.

I am looking actors to fill these two protagonist positions:

NINA, female, Late Teens – Early 30s, any ethnicity
• Nina is a ballerina in a dance company. She has striven her entire life to perfecting her ballet form and technique. Life without ballet is something completely unknown to her. To play the part of the white and black swan would be the ideological peak of her entire career. The part would mean displaying divine performance skills coupled with near physical perfection.

LEROY, male, 20s-40s, any ethnicity
• Leroy is the manager of a dance company. He is strong willed and highly demanding of his performers. However, he is also entranced by their physicality and often attempts to lure them into becoming his “personal” dancers almost as if they were his playdolls, and he is their master. When he gets bored of one girl, he moves on to the next. Ballerinas wishing to be praised by him are nearly always forced to play his sexual game.

Non-Paid – DVD copy/credit/food included

Auditions will be held Sunday, February 17th, between 5pm and 9pm on the UT-Austin Campus in building CMA, Room 3.116.

Three rehearsals will need to be scheduled along with availability to perform scene in class sometime on Tuesday, March 5 from 2-5pm.

If you would like to audition, please send me the following so I can give you more information and schedule more specific times:
• Name
• Headshot
• Resume
• How I can best contact you

I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions you may have in regards to the project and the character you wish to play.

For more information, please contact Ken Traynham ASAP.

Casting Calls Categories: Student Film Casting Calls
Audition Date: February 17
Project: Black Swan – UT Austin Student Scene Exercise
Casting Call Location: Austin, Texas

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