Talents Needed for Film - "Ladylike"
"LADYLIKE" follows a Deaf young adult who sets out to subvert her family’s dated interpretation of a woman’s place in society. It satirizes the stereotypical standards for women in the world as we currently know it. ** A majority of the dialogue is in American Sign Language (ASL). Those who audition must be proficient in the language. Because the script features Deaf/HOH/CODA characters, the production would prefer to hire Deaf/HOH/CODA talent. However, all are welcome to audition. ** Must live in or close to Los Angeles, CA.
Lead character. Deaf / Hearing Impaired (she/her). Jaded and disheveled, Aubrey has never known a life where she hasn’t been constantly ridiculed by her family members. For years she has endured their hostile remarks, but she’s finally at her breaking point. She may not have the standard definition of a voice, but boy, does she have a lot to say.
Supporting character. Child of a Deaf Adult (she/her). Feisty, reliable and a tad impulsive, Kat is the person you want by your side in any circumstance. Kat and Aubrey knew they had a special bond since the first night they met, quickly forming a connection over the similarities between their family’s attributes. She prides herself in the fact that she’s the element of surprise, but more often than not it leads to trouble, leaving Aubrey to clean up the aftermath.
Supporting character. Deaf / Hearing Impaired (she/her). Despite living in the 21st Century, Christie is the embodiment of a “Suzy Homemaker” type. Married into the family, and being the respectable guest she is, her greatest fear is upsetting the host. She does everything in her power to avoid conflict, which often leads to unintentionally hurting those she’s closest to - including her own daughter.
Supporting character. Deaf / Hearing Impaired (she/her). We all have that one family member: arrogant and overly critical. That’s Evelyn, for you. Evelyn lives and breathes the Bible, believing that a majority of people are sinners, including her own family. Most family gatherings consist of her boasting about how “perfect” her family is and the children desperately trying to avoid her condemning gaze.
Supporting character. Deaf / Hearing Impaired (he/him). Although Dom insists that he has plenty of other wonderful traits, his only redeeming quality is his extensive liquor cabinet. It’s always a toss up when Dom starts a conversation with you; he’ll either demand you to refill his drink, or say something foul. There’s no in between.
Supporting character. Child of a Deaf Adult (she/her). Growing up with a nitpicky mother and a misogynistic father, it’s no wonder Harper hides in the shadows. Although Harper seemingly has it all together, if you take a closer look, she’s ready to fall apart. For years she’s tolerated her parents’ ignorance, but what happens when Aubrey gives her an out?