‘A Muslim In The Midst’

Expires: 2024/04/30
Paying up to $250.00 flat rate
Description

Casting a public staged reading of the play “A Muslim in the Midst.” Synopsis: Set in India, during the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this intense play unravels the inherent contradictions and universal conflicts of our times. A chance encounter between two couples turns an act of kindness into a dark journey, fueled by the media, each other’s prejudices, guilt, fear, and pure ignorance. Production states: “One of the three finalists from the South Asian Artistic Initiative Playwrighting Festival conducted by the historic Bucks County Playhouse.”

5 Project roles
Raj Sunder
Male
38
-
45
y.o.
South Asian / Indian
South Asian, early 40s; well-dressed, clean-cut, articulate, and affluent, works for an American corporation, is diplomatic and has a relaxed attitude, liberal, openminded, and light-hearted, and tries his best to avoid conflicts.
Application deadline closed.
Priya Sunder
Female
32
-
38
y.o.
South Asian / Indian
South Asian, mid-late 30s; married to Raj for 10 years, slim, stylish, articulate, also works for an American corporation, feisty and passionate, liberal and open-minded, loves a good argument, a feminist, NPR, and political news junkie.
Application deadline closed.
Haneef Pasha
Male
35
-
42
y.o.
South Asian / Indian
South Asian, mid-30s- early 40s; a construction worker from a small town in rural India, a traditional Muslim man, he is powerfully built, keeps a beard, and seems gruff and unpolished at times. Is a hard person to read and judge. Should be physically bigger than the two women.
Application deadline closed.
Shabana Pasha
Female
20
-
30
y.o.
South Asian / Indian
South Asian, mid-20s- early 30s; Haneef's pregnant wife. A burqa-clad woman who doesn't speak much, she is shy and overwhelmed by her situation, but at times we see sparks of a different person altogether.
Application deadline closed.
Rickshaw Driver
Male
20
-
50
y.o.
South Asian / Indian
South Asian, any aged btwn. 20-50; an actor who likes to play different characters and has a knack for voices and accents.
Application deadline closed.