CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
New Chicago Extras Being Cast For FOX TV Cop Drama ‘Ride-Along’
CHICAGO – Chicago casting for new “Ride-Along” extras will begin in “a few weeks,” HollywoodChicago.com has confirmed with Chicago casting director Darlene Hunt of ExtraOrdinary Casting. The new FOX TV show, which is a Chicago-filmed cop drama premiering in mid-season 2010 to 2011, stars Jennifer Beals and Jason Clarke.
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Hunt tells us she will be casting those who worked in the pilot with her for continuity as well as new faces of all ages. She casts a lot of “real” characters and says more “real” police would be ideal for “Ride-Along”. Children under the age of 16 need to be work permitted. This time around, Hunt is not conducting an in-person casting call. You must mail in your submission. To be considered for “Ride-Along” casting, mail a hard-copy photo to:
P.O. Box 552
Westmont, IL 60559
You must also download and submit this registration form. Once you are registered with her, you will also be considered for other extra, stand-in and photo-double possibilities on other TV shows, feature films, commercials and print work made available to her company.
ExtraOrdinary Casting has worked on nearly all of the TV shows that have come into Chicago for almost two decades including “Prison Break” (all episodes except for the pilot), “The Beast” (all episodes except for the pilot), “ER” (all episodes filmed in Chicago in the past several years), “Early Edition” and “Turks”. The firm has also cast extras for several feature films (“Public Enemies,” “The Express,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and more) and commercials.
Update on Nov. 11, 2010 at 5:10 p.m.: The FOX TV show name “Ride-Along” has been changed to “The Chicago Code”.