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Chickasaw Nation aims to cast film

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 24, 2014 at 9:13 a.m.

TULSA — The Chickasaw Nation plans a casting search in Tulsa for Native American actors to star in a film about a trailblazing tribal entertainer.

An open casting call for Te Ata will be conducted Aug. 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Produced by the Chickasaw Nation, Te Ata is a full-length feature film based on the life and legacy of Chickasaw performer Mary Frances Thompson.

Best known by her stage name, Te Ata, which means "bearer of the dawn," she gained international fame presenting a unique one woman show of American Indian heritage and culture to audiences across the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Additional casting information, including a list of available roles and audition scenes, is available by emailing TeAtaOpenCastinggmail.com or visiting http://TeAtathemovie.com.

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