Union Status: SAG-AFTRA
Executive Producer: Dui Jarrod
Producer: Crystal Whaley
Director: Caralene Robinson
Writer: Caralene Robinson
Casting Lead: Crystal Whaley
Audition Date(s): 11/20/2018 – 11/30/2018
Callback Date(s): 12/2/2018
Start Date: 12/15/2018 – 12/16/2018
Rate of Pay: $125/day
Location: Metro New York
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[DAHLIA WHITE] 30 to 35 years old, Black/African American female. Dahlia is a successful corporate attorney trying to escape the tragedy of her father’s death. Her father, a mega pastor, died suddenly in the church several years ago. But her mother and family just can’t let it go. As she attempts to move on with a new relationship, baggage from the past rears its ugly head. LEAD
[SEAN BLACK] 30 to 35 years old, White/Caucasian male. Sean is a busy, successful Wall Street banker in a burgeoning relationship with Dahlia. Their relationship was a surprise to both – it grew over time as they reside in the same apartment complex. Used to being chased, Sean is fascinated by Dahlia’s controlled exterior and attempting to break through. He gets more than he bargained for. SUPPORTING
[ISOLDE WHITE] 60 to 65 years old. Black/African American female. The widow of mega pastor Daniel White, Isolde had no choice but to pick up the reigns and carry on the torch after her husbands’ untimely passing. Her world is seen through a careful religious filter. Her inability to grieve has affected her family in more ways than expected. SUPPORTING.
[VIOLET WHITE] 28-32 years old, Black/African American female. Nerdy middle daughter Violet is actually the most mature of the three sisters. She is grounded in reality and gets along with everyone. Always seeking to bridge the familial relationship gaps, Violet extraordinarily protective of older sister Dahlia. Violet also knows how to keep secrets. SUPPORTING.
[TANSY WHITE] 25-30 years old, Black/African American female. Tansy is the baby of the family and a pain. Super into the church, incredibly religious and judgmental, Tansy is always trying to outdo her sisters and seek her mothers’ approval. Tansy’s religious filter often results in her missing the emotion and humanity of important moment. SUPPORTING.
[HARRIET GREY] 65-70 years old, any ethnicity. Retired, Harriet is a longtime neighbor of Sean and Dahlia’s. She is primarily concerned about neighborly doings and her dog Rocky. She’d like to think she doesn’t miss much, although that’s debatable.
Story line: Untitled in White (and Black) explores mental illness through the filter of religion and race. After the death of her mega pastor father, successful corporate attorney Dahlia White just wants to move on to bigger and better things. But her uber religious family won’t allow her to forget. As she attempts to develop a promising new relationship with neighbor Sean, baggage from the past threatens to haunt her future.