African-American Females Wanted for "Eclipsed"
Location: Gainesville, FL
THe Company is seeking 5 female actors for roles in the Award winning drama, "Eclipsed" written by Danai Gurira (Walking Dead).
Synopsis: Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive "wives" of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl who can read and the return of a former captive turned rebel soldier. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, each woman must discover her own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength. Cold readings from the script. Preview scripts available.
HELENA, 20s - 30s, Liberian, wife #1 of a rebel warlord, a strong woman, like a commander herself; clings to rules and hierarchy as a means of ensuring her own safety and the safety of the other young women who have fallen under her care.
MAIMA, early 20s, Liberian, wife #2; cocky, charismatic, sure of herself, and intimidating; has violently and, at great cost, left the fragile, domestic world of the compound to fight with the rebel army and gain some semblance of power and control over her destiny.
BESSIE, 18-early 20s, Liberian, wife #3; unhappily pregnant with the Commanding Officer's child, a child she does not want; tenacious, self-absorbed, and vain, spending her days stressing about her hair and looks as a way of gaining some small sense of control in a world that has spun off its axis.
RITA: early 30-50's, Liberian, a peace activist; dignified, determined, and unafraid; initially sees the young women she is hoping to liberate as uneducated and incapable of helping themselves; over time she learns that their stories are disquietingly similar to her own.