BEE – Seeking Middle Eastern Actresses
Location: Seattle, WA
BEE is the story of Izat, a young Iranian girl trapped in an abusive marriage in the 1940s. After years of suffering both physically and mentally at the hands of her spouse she knows the only way she will survive is if she is able to leave him. In an unprecedented move, her father is able to use his influence to secure a divorce for her. Moving back and forth in time from 1940 to 2009, the story weaves together Izat’s struggles with her path to a happier life. Based on a true story and inspired by a collection of interviews from Middle Eastern immigrants and refugees.
This piece will be performed by only females and will have women playing men. The ages listed are the character’s age but the actress’ age is flexible. We are looking for an ensemble that is creative and open to playing.
If interested in auditioning please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your headshot and resume.
Izat (18-30)- married at 13 years old, this play catalogs her journey playing ages 13-80, demure but strong, passionate about her faith, devoted mother and daughter
Dariush (male 30-45 played by a female)- husband to Izat, 20 years older than her, has internal demons and likes to be in control
Sharhrazad (female 18-25) – Izat’s best friend, loyal and strong willed, enjoys life
Zahra (female 35-50) – Izat’s mom, independent, kind and strong, she works as a principal for the girl’s school in Langarud, Iran
Rahman (male 40-65 played by a female)- Izat’s father, a religious man and leader in the community, kind and wise
Nassar (male 30’s played by a female) Izat’s second husband, reserved but kind, strives to do what is right
Monday, February 3rd 3.30-9.30pm
Audition location in Seattle, WA
Rehearsals March 30th to April 23 (primarily in the evenings)
Tech April 18-21st TBD
Previews April 22-23
RUN April 24 to May 16 on the following days below
Thurs-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm
2257 NW Raleigh St
Portland, OR 97210
$12.50 hourly/Equity contracts also available
City or Location of call: Seattle, WA
Please submit to: email@example.com by 2020-02-05
This casting notice was posted by: Melody Erfani, Director CoHo Productions and LES Shakespeare Co.