Call for Artists and Performers



by Aditi Brennan Kapil
Directed by Emilie Beck
Casting Director: Phyllis Schuringa

Open Call:

Monday March 23, 2015
2pm – 8pm
One hour break for dinner 5pm – 6pm

No appointments - auditioners will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.  You will arrive and sign in for a time slot.  No phone calls please.  If you have a question please email us at:

Please note we will NOT accept online submissions, nor will we take rain checks or make appointments at this email address.

FOR ALL CHARACTERS: Please bring a headshot and resume and prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue.

Character descriptions listed below.

LOCATION:  Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N. Mentor Ave.
Pasadena, CA  91106

Parking lot is located behind the building but please enter through the front of the building into the lobby.  There is also nearby street parking available.

CONTRACT: AEA 99-seat (Non-union okay)

RATE: $500 one-time rehearsal stipend, plus $25 per performance

Rehearsals Begin – May 26
Tech – June 26 - 28
Dress Rehearsals –June 30 & July 1
Previews Begin – July 2
Opening – July 11
Runs through August 9 with possible extension through August 23 TBD
Performance Schedule: Thurs-Sat evenings, Sunday matinees (one added Sunday evening performance on July 5 and one added Wednesday evening performance on August 5.  No performance July 4.)


This post-Colonial fantasy loosely based on Shiva, the Hindu destroyer god, explores a vividly rendered relationship between a girl becoming a young American woman and the South Asian poet father who inspires and eventually disappoints her. By turns poetic, metaphysical, and richly human, the play paints a compelling portrait of how challenging it is to be an immigrant in a new country where all the rules are different.


SHIV: 30’s. South Asian Woman. A pragmatist caught between nostalgia and fantasy. Strong and smart. Fearless. Lonely.

BAPU: 30’s. South Asian Man. First generation immigrant who feels he’s destined for better things. A poet. Fancies himself a pragmatist.

GERARD: Late 20’s to early 30’s. Caucasian man. Attractive and privileged. Noble of mind and inclination. Handsome in a perfectly American way. Not arrogant. A bit innocent.

PROFESSOR: Late 50’s to 60’s. Caucasian man. Privileged. Well-meaning. A sage.

Also seeking understudies for all roles; understudies are guaranteed two performances outside of the regular run, and are paid a one-time $250 rehearsal stipend, plus $25 per performance.


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Boston Court hosts artwork throughout the year in our lobby. If you are interested in having your work displayed please contact our curator via email at

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