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A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS - American Conservatory Theatre Auditions

Posted: June 15, 2016

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A Thousand Splendid Suns - SF Appointments

American Conservatory Theater|San Francisco, CA

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Janet Foster
c/o A.C.T.
30 Grant Ave, 7th Floor
San Francisco CA94117


LORT Non-Rep
LORT A Minimum: $992/wk

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Artistic Directors: Carey Perloff and Dennis Garnhum
Director: Carey Perloff
Casting Director: Janet Foster

Performing at A.C.T. in San Francisco & Theatre Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
Please submit by8/15/2016


Writer: Ursula Rani Sarna
Adapted from the novel by Khaled Hosseini

San Francisco Dates
1st Rehearsal: 12/27
1st Preview: 2/1
Opening: 2/8
Closing: 2/26

Calgary Dates
Tech: 3/1
1st Preview: 3/7
Opening: 3/10
Closing: 4/1

NOTICE: This play takes place in Kabul, Afghanistan from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. This is a world premiere based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini.


LAILA: Actress to play Afghani girl 14 to 20’s. Actress must look younger than she is. Laila starts as a 14 year old girl who loses her family after her home is bombed in Kabul. She finds herself totally alone in the world and has to make hard decisions to survive. She is smart, educated and has great endurance. The actress must also play one of the wives of Mariam’s father.

RASHEED: Actor 40’s to late 50’s to play Afghan man. Rasheed is a neighbor in Kabul. He finds Laila after the bombing and brings her back to his home so his wife can nurse her back to health. He offers her marriage and hopes to father children with her since his first wife is barren. Rasheed adheres to tribal law. He is the man of the house and the head of the family. His word is law and if disobeyed is quick to anger. His punishments are severe.

BABI/MULLAH FAZULLAH/INTERROGATOR: Actor 50’s to 60’s. He plays a variety of roles including Babi (Laila’s father), an educated man. He also plays a police interrogator in Kabul. Actor must be transformational but all his roles are Afghan.

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