Lenore

18-21 years old (to play 15), female. SIZE 18 PLUS. Lenore may be able to make gorgeous couture gowns, but she can’t make eye contact with more... herself in a mirror. Deeply insecure about her rising weight, she keeps her talent for fashion design to herself, choosing to make herself as invisible and quiet as possible in her day-to-day life to avoid being bullied—both by her classmates and her image-conscious mother. But when a new friend discovers her hidden talents and acclaim as a designer comes her way, Lenore is forced to face something even worse than fat-shaming bullies and her mother: her own self-loathing. Will her fears and body anxiety keep her from achieving greatness? NOTE: We’re looking for real plus size bodies, larger than actors we normally see in film/tv, especially for teen representation. Think a teen Aidy Bryant, Chrissy Metz or Beanie Feldstein. (LEAD) less...

Kayla

18-21 years old (to play 16), female. Afro-Latina. SIZE 18 PLUS. When it comes to confidence, there is no match for Kayla. Warm, outgoing more... and proudly fat, Kayla’s been through the self-hate phase and she’s way over it. After quitting dance due to her weight gain, she’s now dedicated to lifting up other girls to love themselves just as they are. But, beneath Kayla’s infectious confidence is a deep vulnerability, and we soon learn that even Kayla has her insecurities… NOTE: We’re looking for real plus size bodies, larger than actors we normally see in film/tv, especially for teen representation. Kayla is a former dancer, so dance experience is a plus. Think a teenage version of Lizzo, Dascha Polanco, Gabourey Sidibe, or Amber Riley. (LEAD) less...

Marcy

18-21 years old (to play 15). Female / Female identifying / Non-Binary. All ethnicities. SEEKING ACTORS WITH A PHYSICAL DISABILITY. A more... self-declared future queer icon, Marcy is confident, sharp, and she’d go to the ends of the earth to protect her friends – and would love to go to battle in a perfectly tailored 3-piece suit. NOTE: In the script, Marcy uses crutches, but we are open to all physical disabilities. (SUPPORTING) less...

Tina

18-21 years old (to play 15). Female / Female identifying / Non-Binary. All ethnicities. 5’10” OR TALLER. Impossibly tall & lanky, Tina has more... never met a flat surface she couldn’t trip over. In her words: “I move through this world like a drunk baby giraffe.” Physical comedy and great comedic timing are a must. (SUPPORTING) less...

Diamond

18-21 years old (to play 15). Female / Female identifying / Non-Binary. All ethnicities. 5' OR SHORTER. Diamond is an ultra-short and more... ultra-wide high schooler who makes do with ill-fitting clothes from the children’s department— until Lenore enters her life. Shy and quiet, with eyes that seem to bore into your soul. Diamond doesn’t say much, but she’s intensely observant, and says more with a pointed look than most people do with a whole monologue. Seeking an actor with silent but deadly comic timing. (SUPPORTING) less...


PLEASE NOTE

EMPIRE WAIST will shoot in New York in Fall 2021. You do NOT need to be based in New York to audition, but will need to be fully available for the dates and willing/able to travel for the shoot. 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

Please download AUDITION SIDES (from the drop-down menu to the right) for the role you most identify with. Follow all audition instructions printed on the cover page for the sides, then return to this website to upload your video.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 16

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