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  • 10/24/2022 1:05 PM | Anonymous

    Northwestern University

    Casting "Heiress," a Northwestern senior thesis short film about an East Asian mother and daughter negotiating trauma, queerness, and their relationship with each other.

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    Expires: December 15, 2022

  • 10/24/2022 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    Northwestern University Senior Directing

    Casting "Oops! I've Been Driven Mundane," a student film. Logline: When an isolated, aging stop-motion animator is left a collection of strange plants by his botanist aunt. The plants’ unusual requirements for care quickly destroy the delicate routine around which he has built his life.

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    Expires: November 18, 2022

  • 09/28/2022 7:53 PM | Anonymous

    We're casting the lead role of Ella Sheppard (Black, 20) for our theatrical feature Steal Away, and are working to get the word out to as many Black actresses as possible. Breakdowns for Steal Away are out on Backstage as well as other breakdown services, but we very much also want the casting call to reach the many extraordinary young artists working predominantly in theatre.

    Ella Sheppard is a powerful role with a very strong dramatic arc for a young actress. In the Rev. Jesse Jackson's "enthusiastic" endorsement of Steal Away, he writes, "Though perhaps unfamiliar to some, Ella Sheppard was one of the greatest heroes the cause of Freedom has ever known. Her staggering courage and sacrifice saved countless Black schools from supremacist destruction, and her breathtaking story will captivate and inspire the world." We're casting several other roles as well.

    Steal Away is based on Andrew Ward's post-Civil War musical epic "Dark Midnight When I Rise." A three-minute story video and other information can be found at

    Sides for Ella Sheppard and other open roles can be found at:


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Chicago, IL 60646


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