Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Memphis Auditions Scheduled for STARZ TV Strip Club Drama

Memphis writer Katori Hall wants P***y Valley to have authentic Southern Flavor

Posted By on Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 12:27 PM

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Want to be in a TV series created by Katori Hall, the award-winning Memphis playwright and author of The Mountaintop, Hurt Village, Hoodoo Love, and Tina!?

Auditions for Hall's STARZ TV drama Pussy Valley are by appointment only, but if this sounds interesting, here's everything you need to know about the roles available and how to schedule a meeting.

MERCEDES: Mid-20s, African American, “The OG.” Fierce, ambitious, a true boss. After a long reign as the queen of the Pink Pony, this enterprising hustler is ready to hang up her lucites and start anew. Determined to parlay her side hustle as a youth dance team coach into a viable career, she wrestles daily with the respectability politics that demand she feel ashamed of her floss-filled past. As quick with an insult as she is with a prayer, this emotional gangster is fueled by the gift of intuition and a child-like optimism despite seeing the worst of the world. When unforeseen obstacles threaten to derail her retirement, she’s forced to reckon with her own deep-seated fear of failure, a manipulative mother and a new competitor for her Pink Pony throne. Actors must be comfortable with: comedic and dramatic elements, nudity, sexual situations, pole dancing/stunts/athletics
AUTUMN NIGHT: Early-mid 20s, African American. “The Chameleon” A perfectly polished beauty with a dark secret tucked deep in her Louis Vuitton bag. Under murky circumstances, this bad and bougie femme fatale washes up on the shores of the Pink Pony— down-and-out and totally out of her element, or so it seems. A mysterious shape-shifter blessed with the privilege society bestows up on ‘light-skinned-ed’ girls, she’ll seduce anyone who could be an ally and ruthlessly take out any possible threats. Cautious and crafty, cool and cultured, her manufactured facade disguises the fact that she is a walking wound in desperate need of connection and care. But ain’t nobody got time to depend on the kindness of strangers —she’s depending on her damn self as she races against the clock before her past catches up with her. Actors must be comfortable with: comedic and dramatic elements, nudity, sexual situations, pole dancing/ stunts/athletics
MISS MISSISSIPPI: 18-20, African American, “The Masterpiece.” An idealist caught in a bad romance, this young mother is a Chocolate Venus dropped down in the Delta. Fresh from maternity leave, she’s back at the Pink Pony to rake it up and provide for her growing family. Impressionable and naive enough to dream the impossible, she’s determined to become Insta- famous like Cardi B and Black Chyna before her. Goofy with the gift of gab, she’s a natural riot. Her well-staged and popular Instagram selfies show us she could have all that heaven allows; however, she is often brought down to earth by an abusive boo who threatens her bright future and promising life. Actors must be comfortable with: comedic and dramatic elements, nudity, sexual situations, pole dancing/stunts/athletics
GIDGET Early 20s, Caucasian, “The White Girl.” Quirky, earnest, a navel gazing, trailer-park philosopher. As a second generation pole dancer, she views stripping as an Olympic worthy sport —high-art even. She’s the ultimate ride-or-die best friend (go best friend! that’s my best friend!), sticking by her girls through thick and thin. However, the habit of putting the needs of others first might prevent this driven athlete from taking her rightful place amongst the stars. A fear of flying could very well stop her from competing in the annual US Pole Dancing Championship in NYC. But by facing the music, she learns to shed her inhibitions as this little Mississippi girl prepares to come for her crown. Actors must be comfortable with: comedic and dramatic elements, nudity, sexual situations, pole dancing/stunts/athletics
REQUIREMENTS: You must be over the age of 18 NO exceptions!! FILMING DATES: Slated to shoot in September 2018 AUDITION LOCATION: TBD in MEMPHIS, TN AUDITION DATE Friday and Saturday, July 6th and 7th @ 10:00am-6:00 PM CST (Appointment only) HOW TO SUBMIT: Please email us your headshot, resume (if you have one) and the role you would like to read for to wsa.pilotcasting@gmail.com

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