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Akeelah and the Bee-Birmingham, AL - Casting ID # 1571168
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Birmingham, AL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 05-01-18
Audition Date 08-18-18 Submission deadline 08-17-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her a spot in the National Spelling Bee, which inspires the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity.

Role # 1 Akeelah Anderson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

African American. A spelling enthusiast. A kind-hearted girl with a smart mouth. Highly motivated. Guarded, with a capacity for vulnerability.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 12 to 15

Role # 2 Gail Anderson
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Akeelah’s mother.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 3 Reggie Anderson
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Akeelah’s brother.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 21
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 4 Dr. Joshua Larabee
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Akeelahs’s Spelling Bee coach.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 5 Georgia
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Akeelah’s best friend.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 12 to 15

Role # 6 Batty Ruth
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Akeelah’s first floor neighbor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 7 Mr. Willie
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Building Superintendent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 8 JT
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A Neighbor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 21
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 9 Ratchet Rhonda
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Akeelah’s nemesis.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 12 to 15
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 10 Dylan Chiu
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An Asian American.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 12 to 15

Role # 11 Javier Mendez
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Latino. A gregarious kid with a preppy style. (Latino)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17

Role # 12 Trish
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Suburban. Socially awkward. Admires Akeelah and Georgia.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 12 to 15

Role # 13 Izzy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A girl terrified of her own shadow. Mostly non-speaking role, but should have a strong stage presence.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 12 to 15

Role # 14 Mr/Mrs Chiu
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Asian American, Dylan’s Parent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 15 Principal
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent/actor to portray this role.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 16 DJ Rule
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 17 District Judge
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 18 TV Announcer
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 19 Chucky
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Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 20 Pronouncer
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 21 Snorting Girl/Boy
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 22 Crying Girl/Boy
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 23 Fox Fay/Felix
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 24 Horse Girl/Boy
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Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17

Role # 25 Mohawk Girl/Boy
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Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17