Niagara Falls Underground Railroad - Martha Job # 259412

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Job # 259412 Niagara Falls Underground Railroad - Martha

Posted Date
Nov 8, 2017 @ 09:21
Respond By
Nov 17, 2017
Word Count
US African American
English (North American)
Voice Age

Job Description

As part of a new museum on the history and legacy of the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission is creating a series of animations based on historical events that took place in the region. These videos will be animated watercolor scenes, each depicting a successful escape of a runaway slave into Canada. We are looking for a single narrator for three dramatic escape stories.

In this sample story, Martha has been living in Niagara Falls, New York with her husband. While on vacation, Martha's former owner spots her on the street and tries to recapture her. He orders bystanders to chase her through the streets. Martha and her husband are able to make it to the ferry landing, where they jump into a rowboat, and row across the river to freedom in Canada.

The reading of this script should be as if you are doing a dramatic reading of a storybook, or as if you are telling a very important and meaningful tale to a younger family member. We are looking for African American actors aged early 20s to upper middle age.

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This job posting has been reviewed and approved by staff. As an open marketplace we wish to present as many opportunities as possible. However, we understand that the stated budget may not align with your rates. If you are interested and have a different rate we encourage you to reply with what you would normally charge. recommends that you record a portion of the client’s script to audition for this project. Please refrain from slating your audition unless specifically asked to do so by the client. Please title the audition file with your name (e.g. JohnSmith.mp3) to assist the client in selecting an appropriate candidate.

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