CASTING CALL: “So Close: A Short Musical”

Casting POC actors for “So Close: A Short Musical,” a fifteen-minute musical movie. Dir. by Ariel Brown; prod. David Scott; casting dir. Kira Pelletier.

Synopsis: Coming home after a year, a young college student faces an estranged cousin, overenthusiastic relatives, and her own self-worth issues as she struggles to make sense of adulthood.
Shoot Dates: May 15-17, possibly May 21-23, 2021. All actors must be able to make the shoot dates.
Auditions: Auditions are self-tape only and submitted to They must include 16 bars of a song that best showcases your vocal abilities, as well as a one-minute monologue of your choice. Auditions will be accepted until April 19, 2021 at 8:00 P.M.
Special Notes: All actors must sing.

[TARA] Female, early 20s. Cautious and sensitive, Tara is worried about seeing her family for the first time in a year. She’s unsure of her place in life, feeling second-best to her charming, successful cousin. Despite her resentment, though, she loves her cousin deeply and longs to return to the close relationship they had in childhood.

[ARDEN] (LEAD) Female, early 20s. Tara’s cousin – only one year older but already a consummate Adult. She’s intelligent and charming and radiates the kind of quiet confidence that tells you she could do anything. But underneath it all, Arden feels just as pressured and awkward – and she’s trying her best to reach out to Tara, the one person who might understand.

[UNCLE GARY] (SUPPORTING) Male, mid-50s. Arden’s father and Tara’s uncle. He is exuberant and emotional, sincerely over-the-moon to have both Arden and Tara home again.

[AUNT CATHY] (SUPPORTING) Female, late 40s. Arden’s mother and Tara’s aunt. A force of excitability and pride, she’s ecstatic to see Tara again – but her personality can be overwhelming even when she means well.

[JUNE] (SUPPORTING) Female, early 40s. Tara’s mother and Aunt Cathy’s sister. She is warm and quiet, the grounding force of the three relatives, but just as proud of Arden and Tara.

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*****Submissions will be accepted until April 19, 2021 at 8:00 PM*****