Script to Screen Team in Houston! The Houston Script to Screen Team announces its summer read “Clayton” by Kevin Mahoney

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Script to Screen Team in Houston! The Houston Script to Screen Team announces its summer read “Clayton” by Kevin Mahoney
Start: 07/06/2009 - 7:00am
End: 07/27/2009 - 7:00am

Join the Script to Screen Team in Houston! The Houston Script to Screen Team announces its summer read “Clayton” by Kevin Mahoney

Casting for “Clayton” is underway. For possible consideration to become part of the Script to Screen Team, please submit your headshot and resume to sheila.cooper@sag.org no later than July 6, 2009.

Team members will need to be available for the read on July 27 and one rehearsal prior to the week of performance.

Clayton” synopsis:
Orphaned by tragedy, thirteen year old Eli is forced to live with relatives he has never known in Clayton, Oklahoma. Over one summer, he must come to terms with his sudden loss, gain the acceptance of a new family and survive the eccentricities of a rural, 1952 Oklahoma town, Clayton.

We are looking for SAG members able to portray the following:


ELI
MALE/9 years old/CAUCASIAN
After the sudden tragic death of Eli's parents, he must adjust to a new life in Clayton, Oklahoma with his aunt, uncle, and cousins.  

SKEETER
MALE/9 Y/CAUCASIAN
Eli's cousin and the middle of the three Nichols children.  

JD

MALE/12 Y/CAUC
The elder of Eli's three cousins.  

MARY-BETH
FEMALE/6 Y/CAUC
The youngest, and only girl, of the Nichols kids--but she's usually right there with the older boys in their various exploits.  

JACOB
MALE/10Y/AFRICAN AMERICAN
A small, but key role: Jacob is a friend of Skeeter and the Nichols kids, who must navigate the uneasy racial tensions of 1950's Oklahoma. 

DAYLE NICHOLS
MALE/33 Y/CAUC
Eli's uncle, a farmer and father of the Nichols family. He dutifully assumes the role of father to his newly-adopted nephew.  He is steely but sensitive.  

PAIGE NICHOLS
FEMALE/31 Y/CAUC
Dayle's wife. She is the archetypal farm wife and mother, strong yet nurturing. She and Dayle are two halves of a whole.  

TYLER (M) & CARLA (F)
30-40'S, AFRICAN AMERICAN
Jacob's parents. Tyler gets into a fight defending the honor of his wife, igniting a racial clash. 

CAUCASIAN MEN/WOMEN (40-60 range) Will play many smaller but important roles.