Actors for PBS’s Mercy Street

Casting Call for Men for “Mercy Street” in Richmond, VA

Casting directors are looking for men for several shoots for the PBS television show “Mercy Street”. They need scruffy looking men who appear like they have been in hiding who are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.

About the Series

The Original PBS series “Mercy Street” is from executive producer Ridley Scott. PBS describes Mercy Street as going “beyond the front lines of the Civil War and into the chaotic world of the Mansion House Hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia. , Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front as they face the unprecedented challenges of one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history.

Set in Virginia in the spring of 1862, Mercy Street follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the conflict: Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a staunch New England abolitionist, and Emma Green (Hannah James), a naive young Confederate belle. The two collide at Mansion House, the Green family’s luxury hotel that has been taken over and transformed into a Union Army hospital in Alexandria, a border town between North and South and the longest Union occupied city of the war. Ruled under martial law, Alexandria served as the melting pot of the region: with soldiers, civilians, female volunteers, doctors, wounded fighting men from both sides, runaway slaves, prostitutes, speculators and spies”.

What They Are Looking For

Men 18-35
With Shaggier hair/facial hair is great too! (Not too clean cut(
These are guys that have been out fighting and have been in hiding, so their hair is a little longer than average. (But not past their shoulders.)
Men with open/flexible schedule
Pay rate is $64.00/8 hours
Non-union men
Local to Petersburg and Richmond, VA

How to Apply

To be considered, send an email to with two photos (close face and full body) with the following information: name, phone number, email address, if you are SAG-AFTRA, all clothing sizes, height and weight, city you currently live in.

Leave a Casting Response

2 Casting Responses

  1. bright rawlins

    please am interested in acting with you because i have the talent to display if only am given the platform and i think this is the time to get it displayed so please am willing to be your guest

  2. Muhannad Albalawi

    I’m Middle eastern actor. i have done some plays in Youtube. the reason i left that show because i don’t see professional work. i hope i prove myself in one of professional plays. I’m ready for any auditions in future. it’s my only hobby since i was a child and never had the time to prove it. i wish i can get a play. Thank you