Harlem School for the Arts

Open Casting Call for Steve McQueen's HBO Project This Saturday in NYC

Here's your opportunity to be the leading man in 12 Years A Slave director, Steve McQueen's new project for HBO.

Director Steve McQueen. Photo: Xinhua/Landov /Barcroft Media

Director Steve McQueen. Photo: Xinhua/Landov /Barcroft Media

This Saturday, August 23rd, at the Harlem School for the Arts, located at 645 Saint Nicholas Ave. in New York City, from 10AM to 1PM, the casting and production team for Steve McQueen's still untitled HBO pilot, will be conducting what they say will be its only casting call in New York.

Holding the open call is casting director Cindy Tolan. Tolan will run the open call auditions, which McQueen, it has been emphasized, will not be present for. According to Tolan, “No experience is necessary. They are just looking for a quality individual."

All black men between the ages of 20 to 40 are invited. Casting directors will also look at dancers, musicians and anyone with any interest in being a part of the project. 

The HBO pilot is centered around a young African-American man's experience entering New York high society.