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'Burnside Reloaded'

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Burnside Reloaded
Bill Conti, casting dir.

Production Description

Casting "Burnside Reloaded." Casting director states: "This is not real, nor do we intend it to be anywhere near real. This is a street corner fantasy. We’re looking for energy on the spot dialogue. We’re looking for people who can pull off the verisimilitude of a 1950's south side of Chicago old school Italian street gang with a little fantasy 'World of War Craft' thrown in: the Burnside Bums and the Eastside Blackhawks will return in 'Burnside Reloaded.'"

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Shoots Feb. 1, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. in Hegewisch near Hammond, IN. Note: Arrive by noon to be cast. You’ll learn the lines on the spot.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Credit, copy, meals, and reference letters provided.


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Powers in charge do not like all the anti-government talk (bad speak) coming from the Bum Tommy Galt, they want him silenced. The big shots go to the Major, leader of the Bums, to get rid of Tommy, but of course he can’t ask his own to rub out their own. He gives the mission to the Blackhawks, the younger generation of Bums. He calls BossHawk, leader of the Blackhawks, about the situation, they conspire. The Major and BossHawk can’t give the real reason why they want Tommy out of the picture, free speech and all that good American stuff (good speak), so they make up some bullshit story about Tommy stealing the ‘spirit of the Burnside Bum.’ The chase begins, the Blackhawks are hunting Tommy, the Bums don’t’ like it but they are looking also, because they were told that he stole the ‘spirit of the Bums.’ Tommy’s own brother tries to turn him in. But what spirit? Tommy is caught.