Over 300 Talent Contacted to Audition for ‘FENCES’ Starring Denzel Washington
The upcoming film project stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis and it explores the interpersonal relationships of the Maxson family in late 1950s Pittsburgh. “Fences” is adapted from the 1983 play by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, it is the sixth in Wilson’s ten-part “Pittsburgh” series of plays known as the “Pittsburgh Cycle”. Nine of Wilson’s “Pittsburgh Cycle” plays are set in the Hill District neighborhood, which is also the neighborhood where Wilson grew up. The theme of the series deals with racial tension and growing up as an African-American child in changing and sometimes turbulent times.
Filming is scheduled to take place from April 18 through June 10 in and around Pittsburgh, PA. Many of our talent were contacted to audition for this revolutionary movie.