Actor Wanted to Portray First African American Fighter Pilot
By: Ebony Doughboys
Company: Ebony Doughboys is America's only non-profit organization dedicated to highlighting the African American World War One servicemen's story. Our mission is to honor and educate. (www.ebonydoughboys.org).
Bullard was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1895, left home at the age of 12, arrived in Scotland at 15; he unloaded ships, took-up boxing and performed on stage. He was in France when war broke out in August 1914; he joined the French Foreign Legion that October. It was after injury as a foot soldier that he joined the French Air Service and entered into aerial combat as the first African American fighter pilot. He would survive WWI, and remain in the City of Lights to become a famous nightclub owner, who hosted international celebrities. He eventually returned to America when World War II began, settling down permanently in New York City until his death in 1961. The play runs approximately one hour and will include the most crucial events of Bullard's life from approximately eight years of age till his death.
Role: Eugene J. Bullard (Lead) Male 30-40, athletic
Ethnicity: African American
Required Media: Headshot and resume
Other: Experience with education and humanities based-performance
Auditions: Arranged by appointment. Email to inquire.
Talent from: New York - Philadephia area.
Rehearsal and Production Dates and Locations: either Philadelphia or New York City metro-areas.
Compensation and Contract Details: This is a paid opportunity for either Equity and Non-Equity actors.