The Life of a Slave Girl Seeking Lead Role

Auditions for Lead Role in Movie

T.I.M. Productions announces an open casting call for its SAG-AFTRA feature film “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” Casting directors are on a nationwide search to fill the lead role in the movie. Auditions are being held in Edenton, North Carolina on Saturday, August 20th. WSA Casting is looking for an African American teen who is at least 18 years old to play younger.

About “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl”

Storyline: Set during the late 1800s in Edenton, NC, Harriet Jacobs spent seven years hiding in her grandmother’s 7’ x 9’ crawl space to escape the tyrannical slave master who refused to stop looking for her. With a $100 bounty on her head offered by Dr. James Norcom, she escapes, writes her autobiography about the horrors of slavery and the abolitionist who helped her to freedom. The screenplay is written by Sakeenah Archibald and Stacey Harkless.

What They Are Looking For

We are looking to fill the lead role of the young Harriet Jacobs, a slender African American female. All actresses who submit must be over 18, but can portray a 15 year old,” said Casting Director Winsome Sinclair. “A photo of a younger Harriet Jacobs is unavailable.” The last known portrait is shown.

How to Apply

Please email a current headshot, resume, and size card with your contact information to Emailed headshots will be reviewed; however, to be considered for the lead role, it is mandatory to attend the open call in person.

Please bring your headshots and resume with you to the casting call. Talent may be asked to read lines in front of the casting director, producers and writers. Open call auditions will be taking place on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from Noon to 5 p.m. at the Swain Auditorium, 200 East Church St. in Edenton, NC 27932. WSA Casting will conduct the process. There is no fee to audition. The casting call is open to the public. Filming is expected to begin in 2017 in the Edenton, North Carolina area.

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8 Casting Responses

  1. Whitney

    Hello! I’m Whitney 25 y/o (could definitely pass for younger) African American currently living in Raleigh, NC; a little over two hours from Edenton. I’ve always been interested in acting and looking for the perfect role to highlight my talents. I’m flexible and eager to learn!

    Height 5’6
    Weight 130 lbs
    Dress size Size 4
    Shoe size 8.5-9

  2. Harley Ryals

    I am Harley Ryals I am from Dunn North Carolina, I am a white female. 30 minutes away from Raliegh NC. My dream is to one day leave a small town, and make something of myself. I’m currently 17 but will be 18 in a few months. This would not only be a dream come true, but a pure honor. I enjoy singing, dancing, and seeing smiles on faces
    -Thank you so much
    Age – 17. Will be 18 in a few months
    Weight – 135
    Height – 5’4
    Dress Size – 4
    Shoe Size – 5

  3. Acquills Faye

    Did you find an actress! I read this book, wrote on it and am a trained actress with natural charisma, personality, enjoys learning, and multitalented.

    Size 2
    Height 5’8″
    Weight 128
    Shoe 9.5 to 10

  4. Tyesha pearsall

    I am Tyesha Pearsall I live in Williamston North Carolina, I am Afican American. It would be and honor to play the role of one of the most bravest Afican American women who sacrificed her life for her children to have a better one. I am only 39 minutes away from Edenton NC, and an Hour and a half away from Raliegh NC.

    (Age) -18
    (Weight) – 210
    (Height) – 5’6/ 5’7
    (Dress size) – 15 or 16
    (Shoe size)- (women’s)11-(men’s)9

  5. Mint Fowler

    Mint Samittha Fowler
    I live in Thailand, I am half Thai Half British
    My mum is Thai and my dad is British
    My first language is english
    My height is 152-153 cm

  6. ISHA

    My name is Isha Queen African America live in Minnesota. Experience in couple movies as extras. Interested in the major role play as Harriet Jacobs.

  7. Noor S Salem

    First and Last NAME : Noor S Salem
    CITY and STATE where you live (or will be coming from) : i live in Riyadh,Saudi Arabia because of my parents job, though I am American and arabian, I speak fluent english, i was born in Atlanta and I have a house there since every 2 years I come to America wether its in Atlanta or not
    AGE : 16
    Height : 5’3 / 5’5
    Weight : 50 Kg
    Dress size: 4 or 6 ,
    bust/bra : 30 B/C
    waist : not really sure but the pants will help i guess
    pants : 34/ 36
    shoe : 38.5 /39 (its looks smaller in real life lol)

  8. Tara

    I’m an Irish 15 year old girl, that loves acting and had the junior cert done and some acting experience.