Casting Call for Kids, Teens & Adults for TV Show in Virginia
PBS’s television show “Mercy Street” is looking for extras to appear in an episode of their second season. They need kids, teens and adults for several roles in the show. The shoot will be taking place over a few days in June depending on the role. They are looking for people who are local to Petersburg, Virginia.
About “Mercy Street”
Inspired by real people and events, Mercy Street goes 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. [PBS]
Shoot Dates: See below for specific role
Shoot Location: Petersburg, VA
Shoot Time: Full Day Shoot, must be available full day and night
Pay Rate: 64.00/8
Roles & Requirements
SUBJECT: SLAVES (working near Richmond, June 6-7) – Black men, women and children. Ages 6 and older. This is a small, intimate scene in a “pen.”
SUBJECT: FARMER’S TEENAGE SON – (working near Richmond, June 6-7) white male, age 13-16.
SUBJECT: BESSIE (working near Richmond, June 6-7) – Black female age 18 looking younger, to play a teenager. Acting experience required. In the interview, you will be doing improvisation with me.
SUBJECT: BRITISH OFFICERS/ UNION OFFICERS/ CIVILIAN MEN (working near Richmond, June 9) – white males 20-50. Hair not too short on the civilians. Everyone must be willing for a trim, if needed. Facial hair a plus.
SUBJECT: LORD EDWARD’S SERVANT – (working near Richmond, June 13) white male, 20s.
SUBJECT: REBECCA’S CHAPERONE – (working in Petersburg, June 15) – black female 30s
SUBJECT: MRS. BLANKENSHIP – (working in Petersburg, June 15) – white female 40-50s
SUBJECT: UNSAVORY THUGS – (working in Petersburg, June 16) – white males, 30s-50s. Character faces, facial hair, hair not past your shoulders.
Instructions for Submission
If you’d like to submit:
Please email two photos (close face and full body) with the following information:
4) SAG-AFTRA (yes of no)
5) ALL CLOTHES SIZES, INCLUDING HEIGHT and WEIGHT
6) City You Currently Live In
Email : MercyStreetExtrasCasting@gmail.com