Denzel Washington’s New Movie is Now Hiring Dancers (Pay is $885/Day)

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HOLLYWOOD - JAN 11: Denzel Washington attends The Book of Eli premiere on January 11 2010 at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. - Image (Photo Works /

Denzel Washington‘s new Netflix movie “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is now casting dancers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Casting directors are now casting dancers to work on scenes filming in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Talents will be compensated $595 per rehearsal and $885 per shoot day. Rehearsals will take place on July 3rd and filming will shoot on July 8th.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • Black, full-bodied, female-identified dancers in their 20s with strong training and vivid personalities. Storytelling through movement is imperative

Auditions location:

Auditions will take place at Millennium Dance Center 2504 E. Carson Street – Pittsburgh, PA 15203 on Monday, June 24th @ 11:00AM. Sign-in ends at 11:30am. You must arrive and sign in before then to be seen.

What to bring:

Come ready to dance. Bring character shoes and clothes indicative of the 1920s. Bring a hardcopy picture/resume, if you have one. Please be aware you may be called back to dance more the same day.

Can’t attend the audition?

If you cannot attend the audition, but would still like to be considered, please send your picture, resume and a dance reel link to the email address: [email protected]


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Denzel Washington revealed nearly a half-decade ago, his plans to produce 10 of August Wilson’s plays, which consists of 10 plays portraying the 20th century African American experience, from the early 1900s, just after slavery and the Civil War, to the 1990s, into feature films. He first started with the film adaptation of Wilson’s “Fences”.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a 1982 play – one of the ten-play Pittsburgh Cycle by August Wilson – that chronicles the twentieth century African American experience. The play is set in Chicago in the 1920s, and centers around issues of race, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers.

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Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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