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Casting Call for John Brown Trial VR Project

September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

It was the “Trial of the Century” of its era. Following John Brown’s failed raid on Harpers Ferry in October 1859, he was brought to trial in Charles Town Virginia (modern-day West Virginia). The presiding judge was Richard Parker, who regularly held court at the Frederick County Court House (today’s Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum) in Winchester. The dramatic trial was followed by a rapt nation aflame with sectional tension. Brown’s raid, trial, and execution (Dec. 2, 1859) ignited the fuse that eventually lit the powder keg of Civil War.

Now, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) and Shenandoah University’s Shenandoah Center for Immersive Learning (SCIL) SVBF and SCIL are building a 360 degree virtual reality experience on the John Brown Trial that will be hosted at the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum in Winchester. The film will be based on the transcript from the trial.

The SVBF and SCIL are holding a casting call on Saturday, September 15, 2018, for a Virtual Reality Film Project on John Brown’s historic trial. The casting call is for 25 primary roles and up to 150 extras. The filming will take place on Sunday, September 30, in Winchester.

For more information, click here.  To submit an audition form, click here.


September 15, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation


The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum
20 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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