Compiled From a Provided Press Release; Edited by HNN

CHARLESTON, WV (HNN) - If you have ever been told you "look" like Abe Lincoln or even John Wilkes Booth, a mini-series may be looking for you. Auditions by Appointment only are Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at the Quality Inn Conference Center, 4328 William L. Wilson Freeway, Harpers Ferry, WV. An email is necessary to set up an appointment.

Please send a headshot which may be from a cell phone. Those who have period wardrobe and props (crafts, tools, weapons, equipment) rom 1865-1917 should send shots of civilian or military attire. One shot per outfit. Email: PERIODEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM.  You may be expected to ride a horse and do stunts like falls and fights.

Seeking men, women, and child actors and re-enactors for minor roles, extras and stunt actors, for the highly anticipated historical TV mini-series about the lives and times of the men who helped build America between 1865-1917. Casting call, by appointment only, will be held on MONDAY, OCT. 24 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Quality Inn Conference Center in Harpers Ferry.  Acting experience is helpful but not required. You must send recent photo and other info identified below in advance to PERIODEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM to obtain an appointment time.  Appointments are required, no walk-ins will be permitted.


Filming will occur in both the eastern and northern regions of West Virginia between Oct. 31 and Dec. 22 and will occur mostly on weekdays and possibly some weekends. Most roles will involve filming between 1 - 4 days (some consecutive) at some point during that time frame. Roles are booked on an as-needed basis, usually only a few days in advance or the night before, sometimes last minute.  In your email, please be specific about your availability during this time frame. Before being hired, you must prove you are legally able to work in the United States.  Typical work days are 12 hours and sometimes more.


PERIOD ROLES NEEDED:  If you fit any of the descriptions below, please respond ASAP and identify the roles for which you wish to be considered. Especially looking for interesting faces.



John Wilkes Booth


Civilians (many varied roles)

Business executives

Law enforcement (sheriffs, NY/NJ Police, Marshals)

Laborers (industrial workers, dock workers)

Soldiers (Admiral, Confederate, Union, Stragglers)

Musicians (fiddlers, harmonica, percussion, etc.)

Ladies of the night

Burlesque performers (Victorian era)

Thugs (think Gangs of NY)

Photographers/ Journalists

Stunts (horse/falls/fights)


Newspaper Boy/Messengers

And More!