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Extras Needed for Documentary Featuring Dayton Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

I wanted to reach out to you with a request to share this invitation to be a part of a Paul Laurence Dunbar documentary in Dayton. The director has already made multiple trips to Dayton – filming interviews, reenactments, the creation of art and more. This scene will be a fun and exciting part of the film where they modernize Dunbar’s most popular poem and demonstrate its relevance for today.

Below is a call for extras – the director is hoping to get 20-30 participants. Although the shoot happens on Mother’s Day, we’re hoping it won’t be too much of a conflict since he’s limited the time needs to only 2 hours in the early evening. Please share this with your networks.

Megan Cooper


Get involved in a documentary featuring local poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Ohio-based director Frederick Lewis continues his scholarship on Dunbar with a reenactment of the popular poem “We Wear the Mask.” He needs your help!

A courtroom scene will be shot in the historic Old Courthouse in Downtown Dayton on Sunday, May 13 from 5-7 PM. He needs 20-30 extras – a good cross-section of males and females in contemporary clothing suitable for attending a trial (business).

Interested in being a part of this film highlighting Dayton’s important history with Paul Laurence Dunbar? Contact the director at lewisf@ohio.edu.

Megan Cooper
Executive Director

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