Audition Call (actors): Mahabharat



 

Audition Call

Naatak’s 65th Production

MAHABHARAT

the greatest story ever told

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Naatak House, 2110D Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara, CA

Show Dates: September 1 – September 23, 2018

adapted for the stage by Sujit Saraf

Produced by Soumya Agastya


About the Play

It is said that every story that can possibly be told has been told in the Mahabharat. We will stage the greatest epic ever written by imagining it with fanciful costumes, sets and props, presenting it with live music and dance, and setting it in an undefined era that could be modern, ancient or timeless. This will be the largest production in Naatak’s 23 years. There will be as many as 50 people on stage, weaving theater, dance and music into an intricate presentation.

MAHABHARAT is part of Naatak’s 2018 Season.

Roles

25 males (all ages: 18 – 80)
Janmejay, Bhishma, Dron, Yayati, Dushyant, Yudhishthir, Bhim, Arjun, Nakul, Sahadev, Duryodhan, Dushasahn, Karna, Keechak, and so on

11 females (all ages: 18 – 80)
Draupadi, Satyavati, Ganga, Gandhari, and so on.
Some key roles will be played by female actors: Krishna, Vaishampayan, Shakuni, Vidur, Indra, and so on.

How to Audition:

What are we looking for?
Stage presence and fluency in Hindi. If you also happen to be a classically trained dancer or vocalist, mention that in your RSVP because a few roles require both. However, this is not a dance audition: its primary goal is to select actors who are not required to sing or dance. If you are a dancer who does not wish to act, please come to our dance audition on June 16..

Rehearsals
Starting mid-June, Saturday and Sunday mornings, and Wednesday evenings, to the end of August, with a few short breaks in between.




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