Casting Call Pedestrian Drama

Milwaukee residents and performers of all ages, sizes, experience levels, and backgrounds are needed for the “Pedestrian Drama” films. We want to represent the culturally and ethnically diverse population of Milwaukee.

If you can do a double-take or a pratfall like Buster Keaton or Lucille Ball, can dance in toe-shoes, are an elderly couple in love, have a bunch of active but well-behaved children, don’t mind standing in a downpour — to mention only a very few of the “types” we’re looking for – please come to our audition.

All roles are non-speaking, and those who are cast will receive a stipend for their time.

Availability December 27 – 30 is required, with later filming dates possible on weekends.

Auditions will be held at:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
in Mitchell Hall, room 385
3203 N. Downer Ave.

Friday, December 3rd.  –  4pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 4th  –  9am to 8pm
Sunday, December 5th  –  9am to 12pm

Parking is available in campus parking garages and for limited times on the streets nearby.

(Minors under 18 who are cast will need a signed release from parent or guardian).

Please feel free to distribute this casting call widely.

Questions about the casting call logistics: contact Dan Wilson at
Questions about the Pedestrian Drama project, contact

The films are for the Pedestrian Drama public art piece by artist Janet Zweig. Black and white film images of Milwaukeeans will be printed on mechanical flap signs inside five kiosks installed on five lamp poles at the eastern end of East Wisconsin Avenue. These silent flip-book films will be triggered by motion-detectors when Milwaukee pedestrians pass by.