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Actors Wanted

Male & Female Actors wanted

Umar Butt is a theatre maker based in Teesside, and an artistic associate of ARC Stockton. His credits include: The Department of Distractions (Third Angel); How To Make a Killing in Bollywood (NTC); and My Name Is (Tamasha). Umar is currently developing a new play, Alex & Eliza.

As a girl she lived through the death and destruction of the 1947 partition between India and Pakistan, but now Zubair’s grandmother is like everyone else’s grandmother. Old and wrinkly, slow in speech and speed. The separation, isolation and loss of that time are a distant memory. Now she makes her own olive oil and mango pickle and butter. Sits in the afternoon sun brushing her grandchildren’s hair. Knits sweaters for the winter and makes cakes.

She had lived in the same house on the same street for 40 years of her life. Nothing out of the ordinary. Until she gets on a plane to visit Zubair seven seas afar.

Umar is writing, directing and performing in Alex & Eliza, and is looking to cast two actors to join him. 

Rehearsals will start here at ARC on Tues 29 May and run until performances on Tues 19 & Wed 20 June.

We are looking to cast two actors:

Female
Playing age: 50+
Can play a musical instrument (piano would be desirable but not essential)
Has some experience of physical, or movement based theatre
Has some experience of contemporary dance
Is able to sing

Male
Playing age: 50+

Can play a musical instrument (piano would be desirable but not essential)
Has some experience of physical, or movement based theatre
Has some experience of contemporary dance
Is able to sing

If you’re interested, please send through a CV and an expression of interest to daniel.mitchelson@arconline.co.uk by 5pm on Fri 20 April

Auditions will take place on Wed 25 April.