We are currently casting for the following roles.
1) For characters with sides record a brief audition video performing that character's lines from the sides provided on this page.
2) Title the audition video "Nat Turner Movie.com Audition" followed by the name of the character you are auditioning for.
3) Upload your video to youtube.com or any other video sharing site. Make sure your video is set to public. We cannot view private videos.
4) Send headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration, including the link to your audition video in your email. Include the name of the character in the subject line of your email. Due to a large number of submissions we will not be able to respond to everyone. Script excerpts are copyrighted intellectual property and can only be used for purposes of auditioning for this project and nothing else. All rights reserved.
30 - 35/ African American slave man, revolutionary, preacher and head General in charge of the most famous slave revolt in American history. Great speaker with a Paul Robeson inflection to his voice. Powerful stage presence. The Tupac Shakur of the 1830's. Has special markings on his head and chest. Intelligent, handsome, commanding stage presence.
35 - 50/ African American male slave. Trusted Negro overseer loyal to his white master. Buffoonish speaker who puts on airs, challenging Nat Turner's leadership.
45 - 55/ Caucasian male. Overweight slave owner with a gout swollen leg. Always gnawing on huge pieces of meat. Owns 3 dozen slaves.
20 - 30/ African American slave woman. NAT TURNER'S strong, beautiful wife and the mother of his children.
30 - 45/ Big, strong, dark skinned African American slave man. Best described as a black Apollo. NAT TURNER'S second in command. Wields an AXE. Hark is all about keeping order, maintaining rank and following Nat's master plan. Hark understands his place in the "black army" and feels obligated to keep the rest of the "soldiers" in their place as well. Not only does this include butting heads with the rampaging Will, but also Hark's cowardly brother-in-law, JACK REESE.
25 - 40/ African American slave man. Obsessed with killing his master NATHANIEL FRANCIS. Sam is sick and tired of being beaten, whipped and abused.
25 - 40/African American slave man. The most vicious and brutal out of all the rebels. A big, muscular, dark skinned, menacing looking fellow with a scar down his face. Wields an AXE. Obsessed with killing his master NATHANIEL FRANCIS. NATHANIEL FRANCIS has recently sold his wife, Ellen, to an Alabama plantation.
30 - 40/ African American slave man. Grimy, Voodoo sorcerer. Has slightly different accent influenced by Haitian ancestry. Chants Voodoo incantations and casts strange spells. He carries a long rugged blade and he does not trust anyone.
20 - 30/ An African American slave man. Carries a banjo strapped around his back and loves to drink Apple Brandy. He rhymes and sings. Hedonism is his biggest motivation.
20 - 25/ African American slave man. HARK's brother in law. Cowardly. Vain. Attempts to desert the black army every chance he gets.
18 - 25/ Caucasian woman. Beautiful wife of NATHANIEL FRANCIS. 8 months pregnant. Feisty and courageous. protected by her loyal house slave "Red" Nelson.
25 - 35/ Caucasian male. Slave owner. Owns WILL, SAM and DRED . Husband of LAVINIA FRANCIS.
40 - 60/ Older Caucasian woman. Domineering mother of NATHANIEL FRANCIS and mother in-law of LAVINIA FRANCIS.
40 - 60/ Caucasian preacher and slave master. He uses the bible to keep his slaves docile and obedient.
50 - 60/ An older African American slave man. Loyal to his mistress, Mrs. Cathy Whitehead and her daughters.
20 - 35/ Goofy African American slave man. Along with his partner Andrew the two slaves are our story's Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, or Rosencrantz and Guilderstern. Comical delivery.
20 - 35/ Goofy African American slave man. Along with his partner Jack these two slaves are our story's Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, or Rosencrantz and Guilderstern. Comical delivery.
50 - 60/ Older African American slave woman. Cantankerous. Somewhat comical delivery and voice.
18 - 25/ African American slave woman. Somewhat comical delivery.
40 - 55/ Caucasian male. Smart aleck. The unfortunate husband of MRS. BARROW, forced to wait for her to get dressed as the rebels move closer and closer to his location. Fights multiple rebels alone. Brave.
30 - 35/ Caucasian female. Wife of JOHN BARROW. Perpetually dressing herself, applying makeup and posing in the mirror. Must be able to perform physical wrestling scene when attacked by her slave girl LUCY.
25 - 35/ African American slave man. Somewhat comical delivery.
THOMAS RUFFIN GRAY
30 - 35/ Caucasian male lawyer.
18 - 25/ African American slave woman. Beautiful black concubine of the gross SIMON BLUNT.
30 - 45/ Caucasian male. Cowardly slave owner. Witnesses his entire family being murdered by the rebels. He becomes somewhat insane.
30 - 45/ Caucasian male. Leader of the white militia in pursuit of the slave rebels.
VOICE OVER ONLY: The strong, powerful voice of God.
20 - 30/ Caucasian male. The most vicious and brutal member of the white militia.
18 - 25/ Gorgeous slave woman of mixed heritage (Caucasion & African American). Runs to warn the whites that the rebels are coming.
22 - 35/ Light skinned African American male slave of mixed heritage (Caucasion & Black). House slave, well taken care of and loyal to his white masters, especially LAVINIA FRANCIS.
MRS. CATHY WHITEHEAD
45 - 55/ Older Caucasian female. Slave owner and mother of the 5 Whitehead girls.
15 - 20/ Caucasian female. One of CATHY WHITEHEAD'S 5 beautiful daughters.
9 - 15/ Young Caucasian girl. Hidden from attacking slave rebels by OLD HUBBARD.
25 - 35/ Caucasian male. Extremely brutal leader of the GreenesVille Cavalry.
30- 45/ Caucasian male.
30 - 45/ Caucasian male.
13 - 16/ An African American slave boy owned by NAT TURNER'S master Joseph Travis.