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June 26, 2014

Chickasaw Nation sets up casting call

OKLAHOMA CITY — The search is underway in the Oklahoma City area for Native American actors to star in a tribally-produced feature film which shares the story of a trailblazing Native American entertainer.

An open casting call for “Te Ata” will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at Remington Park in Oklahoma City.

Produced by the Chickasaw Nation, “Te Ata” is a full-length feature film based on the life and legacy of Chickasaw performer Mary Frances Thompson. Best known by her stage name, Te Ata, which means “bearer of the dawn,” she gained international fame presenting a one-woman show of American Indian heritage and culture to audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe.

“Te Ata” auditions will include a reading before a casting committee. Auditions will end promptly at 2 p.m. Arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. to have the best opportunity for an audition slot. It is estimated the first 150 people will have an opportunity to read for judges.

Individuals interested in auditioning for a role should bring an 8x10 portrait and a résumé to the casting call.

Auditions are open to everyone. Native Americans actors are encouraged to audition.

An online casting call also is planned.

For additional “Te Ata” casting information, including a list of available roles and audition scenes, email TeAtaOpenCasting@gmail.com or visit TeAtathemovie.com.

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