“Odd Birds welcome”: casting call for the next shoot of an Annie Baker film in western Massachusetts in the summer of 2022


Baker, originally from Amherst, established himself as a force in the theater world and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for his drama “The Flick”. She is also known for her complete works including “John”, “The Aliens” and “Circle Mirror Transformation”. Baker received a MacArthur “genius” scholarship in 2017.

Baker’s next film will be produced by BBC Films and Dan Janvey, an Oscar-winning producer known for “Nomadland”, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Heart of a Dog”.

The next untitled film will follow 11-year-old Lacy, his mother Janet and three people who come into their lives over the course of a summer in 1991, according to the announcement. The production seeks to play the lead role of Lacy, as well as a piano teacher and extras.

The casting call said they weren’t necessarily looking for those with the most theater experience, although they are welcome to apply. “Shy children who may not see themselves as actors are very encouraged to apply,” the notice says.

Lacy is between 8 and 12 years old. “Any ethnicity. She is herself. Curious, observant, direct. Solid in its uniqueness, lives in its imagination. Strange birds are welcome, ”the casting call says.

For the role of the piano teacher, the production is looking for a person between the ages of 50 and 75. “Any ethnicity. She teaches the Suzuki Method to the main character, Lacy, ”according to the notice.

The casting call said they were looking for extras of all ages and the talent needed to be able to work in the United States.

In addition to Baker and Janvey, the production team includes casting directors Eléonore Hendricks, Abby Harri and Jessica Kelly.

For more information on the film, the cast and the auditions, visit the website Northampton Arts Council website.

Brittany Bowker can be reached at brittany.bowker@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @brittbowker.


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