[Image: A young Arab man holding up a photograph of a white person offensively dressed in stereotyped “Sheik” clothing with a pretend bomb duct taped to their chest, holding a plastic cup and smiling. The text says: We’re a culture, not a costume. This is not who I am and this is not okay.]
[Image: A young East Asian woman decent holding up a photograph of a white person dressed offensively and appropriatively in an over-the-top Geisha costume, with their hands pressed together in a prayer-like motion and an exaggerated pouty lip look on their face. The text says: We’re a culture, not a costume. This is not who I am and this is not okay.]
[Image: A young Latino man holding up a picture of a white person offensively and appropriatively dressed in a costume wearing a sombrero, a colorful poncho with an exaggerated long handlebar mustache and a stuffed costume donkey on the front, making it look as if they are riding the donkey while smiling. The text says: We’re a culture, not a costume. This is not who I am and this is not okay.]
Students Teaching About Racism in Society is a Student Org at Ohio University.
SF Bay Area Casting Call: genderqueer/butch of color
SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA CASTING CALL INDEPENDENT/QUEER/SHORT FILM
A NIGHT IN THE WOODS—HDSLR 15-20min short film Writer/Director: Alexander L. Lee Producer: Caroline Le
RAE - Lead Late 20’s / early 30’s, genderqueer / butch of color, androgynous with a masculine edge, the strong / silent type, our protagonist. Rae uses third-gender pronouns (e.g. her, Ze, etc.), and has had trouble keeping a job because of hir gender identity and presentation. Ze mourns the recent loss of the love of hir life, Sarah, to cancer, and is consumed by guilt for not being able to pay for Sarah’s medical treatments.
MINA- Lead Early 20’s, straight, feminine woman of color. She’s never known any out LGBT people, and has never had to think about her sexuality or gender identity. She’s lived a fairly comfortable life until everything gets turned upside down by the zombie plague and society unravels. She’s lost her entire family to the zombies, and has been through hell surviving on her own.
Please send headshot & resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions: throughout October, by appointment
Shoot dates: Last 2 weekends of November 2011, in Oakland
Please be prepared to do a monologue and a cold read.
Perks: film festival exposure, meals, & a fun time!