The Mary Lou Williams Project

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The Mary Lou Williams Project 
Seeking, male and female actors for various voice over roles for historical documentary film. We are looking for:

* 40 year-old African American female to play lead from 1920’s – 1980’s
* 30 year-old African American male to play band leader from the 1930’s
* 30 year-old African American male to play band member from the 1930’s
* 40 year-old African American male to play two popular jazz band leaders from
the 1940’s
* 40 year-old white male to play 1970’s music critic and big band leader

Please attach Voice Over samples (mp3s) and if you have them, headshot, and CV. This is a paid job however the fee is modest.
2012-02-23 14:19:25 GMT
2012-03-21 20:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
United States, Connecticut, United States, New Jersey, United States, New York,
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 100
5 pages
English - USA and Canada
Middle Age Female OR Middle Age Male
• Talent must record at a designated studio in a specified area
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
The Voice Actor should have at least 3 years of experience in the voice industry.
This is a non-union project

Script Details

Please submit audition for your chosen character. 
AA FEMALE: I was born // May 8th, 1910, under the
sign of Taurus the bull. // I never knew my father. // I never
knew that I was born out of wedlock until a relative of mine
got angry with me and said, “You grew up like a weed. You
don’t even belong to the family.” When I was taunted. I
began building up a defense by taking my aching heart away
from bad sounds. // I learned how to play the spirituals,
ragtime, the blues and boogie. // I’d sit at the piano for hours
and hours. Like you hear words, I hear music. // You know what happened to me? My mother // said at an early age I was seeing spirits. // I’ve gone through life like that, seeing various things. // I think // ESP // can be good // or it can be very bad. // Cause // you can’t control it.

AA MALE: I was offered a job playing with the TOBA show. // I was disgusted when I // saw they had a woman playing piano. // (At) rehearsal // I never heard nothing like that in my life. // Mary Lou // had that left hand and hit it just like a man. // (But) // she was awful quiet. // Very strange. // Well, she use to claim that she could “see” things. I know nothing about that but // with us being in music, // that threw us together. // In practically all of the shows that we were traveling, // you pick your favorite and // shack up // to cut expenses. And we did that until we married.

WHITE MALE: Usually, we’d play five or six arrangements in a set and each would be three minutes. But some of those arrangements Mary Lou Williams wrote, you would want to play for more than three minutes and the dancers would want you to, too. 
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