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“Fences” is the sixth play in August Wilson’s ten-part “Pittsburgh Cycle” and won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The cycle explores the African-American experience in the 20th century, including race relations. “Fences” takes place in the 1950’s in Pittsburgh’s Hill District and explores the interpersonal relationships of the Maxson family. It is now being made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson and Viola Davis as Rose — repeating their roles from the 2010 Broadway production. Denzel Washington will also be producing and directing the film.


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There is an open casting call today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The production is seeking paid background extras. They are looking for all ages and ethnicities to portray 1950’s – 1960’s neighbors, churchgoers, and townsfolk. No experience is necessary!

Filming will take place in and around Pittsburgh from April 15th to early June 2016. For more information, please click here.

Open Casting Call for “Fences” Feature Film
When: Saturday, March 19, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


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