Ready for ‘Shōgun’? Apply to These Acting Gigs

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Premiering Feb. 27 on Hulu and FX is the limited series adaptation of James Clavell’s novel “Shōgun.” Starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, and Anna Sawai, the historical drama is a fictionalized version of events that occurred in Japan during the year 1600. If you’re looking for your own drama or period piece project, these gigs need talent right now. 

“Abandon”

 A nonunion play about the Marquis de Sade is casting for its May–August run in Las Vegas. Production seeks a lead male/non-binary/transgender actor, aged 30–70, to play The Priest, a lead all genders actor, aged 30–70, to play The Doctor, a supporting all-genders actor, aged 20–55, to play Orderly, and a supporting all genders actor, aged 20–50, to play Shadow Demon/Puppeteer. All roles pay $100–$150 per day for an estimated 20 days of work. Please note that the role of Shadow Demon/Puppeteer requires puppetry skills.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“An Iliad”

A union play is casting Equity talent for its Aug. 9–25 run in Franklin, New York. Production seeks a lead all genders actor, aged 60–70, to play The Poet. The role pays $500 per week.

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“Valley View Motel”

A nonunion feature film set in 1977 is casting for its April 25–May 9 shoot in Warren, Pennsylvania. Production is filling multiple roles, including a lead female actor, aged 30–40, to play Louanne, a lead male actor, aged 30–40, to play Reginald “Reg” White, and a lead female actor, aged 18–25, to play Sunny Kang. All roles pay $241 per day for an estimated four days of work. Please note that the role of Louanne requires nudity, and the role of Sunny Kang requires Korean language skills. 

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“Romeo and Juliet”

A union play is casting Equity talent for its July run in Jackson, Wyoming. Production seeks actors, aged 18–99, for all roles. The roles pay $512 per week.

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“Rebirth of Kool,” Pilot

A scripted show pilot set in 1940 is casting for its May 26–31 shoot in Charleston and Asheville, South Carolina. Production seeks a supporting female actor, aged 25–38, to play Deloris and a supporting female actor, aged 18–26, to play Sofia. Both roles pay $175–$250 per day for an estimated eight days of work.

Want this gig? Apply here.