Auditions for We The Animals adaptation on Sunday

Auditions for three lead roles in an upcoming film adaptation of the book We The Animals will held Sunday, November 23, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at the Creative Connection Arts Center, 305 East Main St, Amsterdam. The auditions are for Latino or multi-racial boys ages 8-13. No previous acting experience or training is required. Those wishing to audition should RSVP by emailing

Released in September 2011, the book We The Animals was written by Justin Torres and made the NY Times best-seller list. describes the book as “Narrated by the youngest son of a Puerto Rican father and white mother from Brooklyn raising their three young sons in upstate New York.” The film will be directed by Jeremiah Zagar whose previous work has earned a number of film awards including two Emmy nominations.

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  1. Tammy Merendo is the reason Amsterdam is getting a film company to hold auditions and possibly film here in the coming months. She befriended Isaiah Zagar, the famous mosaic artist, and introduced me to his writer/director son. She pushed hard for Amsterdam after hearing that production would happen in UpState NY. She’s been primary point of contact between city staff and the production crew. She’ll be there tomorrow at the auditions. I’m so proud and inspired by her endless creativity and candor. BRAVA, Tammy!