The New York State Defenders Association is seeking role-play actors for its Basic Trials Skills program June 10-16.  The program will be held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.  This work is paid.

Roles:The Client Bobby Jones, the defendant, is 26 years old.  We will consider actors between 20 and 35 depending on apparent age.  We seek actors who are either Black, Latino, or white. Bobby’s childhood was impoverished both materially and emotionally. He has difficulty managing his anger and his temper has caused him trouble with the law. Bobby has a history of domestic violence.  Actors playing Bobby must be able to understand and portray a  man in trouble, with a troubled past, desperately clinging to his dignity.

Male Construction Workers, age 25-40.  Hard working, hard drinking.  Powerful physique a plus.  Must be able to realistically portray blue collar individuals without stereotyping.

Complete information is posted at:

If interested in auditioning, please send resume and headshot via email. A professionally done head shot is not necessary; a current photo that looks like you will work. If you have a reel posted on the web, please send the link.

Email your materials to:

Leigh Strimbeck

Casting Director

NYSDA Basic Trial Skills Program

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