CASTING CALL: HBO Searching for Sacagawea and Native Speakers

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 6th, 2014 Last Updated on: October 6th, 2014

All right all you superstars, get ready for another audition! Casting Director Rene Haynes (who specialize in Native American and First Nations casting) will be traveling throughout the Northwest this October and early November to conduct exploratory casting searches for the young Native Female lead in the HBO Six-Hour Miniseries, LEWIS AND CLARK, the story of America’s first contact with the land and native tribes of the country west of the Mississippi River. Check out the details below!

In addition to seeking Native women (age 17 to early 20’s, who appear younger) for the lead female role of SACAGAWEA, Haynes will also be seeking Native American individuals of all ages who are familiar with the following languages, Shoshone, Nez Perce, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Blackfeet, Chinook, Clatsop, Walla Walla, Sioux and Shawnee via an online OPEN CALL. Haynes explains, “These are the languages of some of the peoples whom Lewis and Clark encountered on their journey and who were important to the expedition’s success. We will make every effort to find as many authentic speakers as we can to be respectful to everyone’s contribution to this important story.”

Native Men who are lean, fit and skilled riders are also encouraged to apply.

For more information on the CASTING CALL SCHEDULE or to learn how you can submit a taped interview if you are not able to attend one of the Casting Calls – please visit:

HBO and National Geographic Entertainment present a Playtone production in association with Plan B and Class 5. Casey Affleck is attached to star as Meriwether Lewis. John Curran is slated to direct. LEWIS AND CLARK is based on the book Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose.

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Tawny Smith-Savage

My daughters Cedar and Kayla would be an excellent choice! She’s shoshone and and Turtle Mtn. Ojibwe they have great smile! I will submit their pictures.

Proud mom

Cody Conica

Very interested

Ray G Thunderchild

Just letting you know i am a union actor from Vancouver BC and i too am currently looking for work, i do have 2 agents one in Calgary Alberta and one in Vancouver BC.

I am 58 years of age and i play lots of grandfather roles so if you have any i can fit into please let me know.

Kathryn Griffith

Come to. Ely, nv. My son is fluent in shoshone. And my daughter and i have worked in the biz

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