Contracts for Selling Kabul: LORT D

Call Type: This is a nation-wide open invitation from the Casting Department at Signature Theatre to submit a taped audition for our upcoming production of Selling Kabul, which will be directed by Shadi Ghaheri in the ARK Theatre. Signature is ideally looking for actors of Afghan descent but will also welcome actors who share a cultural perspective that aligns with Afghans such as MENA, SWANA and Central Asian identifying actors.

Auditions will be accepted via this form. Please submit your taped auditions via private links (YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive). Please include either a headshot or photo of yourself, as well as a resume attached to the email along with your video. Please submit attachments as PDFs, if possible. Please make sure that you have your contact information on your resume as well.

Personnel Reviewing Self-Tape Video Auditions:
Jorge Acevedo, Casting Director, Signature Theatre
Shadi Ghaheri, Director of Selling Kabul

Selling Kabul Dates & Info:

The ARK Theatre: LORT D Scale
Written by Sylvia Khoury
Director: Shadi Ghaheri
1st Rehearsal: January 27, 2023
1st Performance: February 21, 2023
Closing: April 2, 2023
Possible Extension: N/A
All parts to be understudied.

In 2013, a sister secretly shelters her American translator brother from an increasingly powerful Taliban while he awaits the ever-delayed promise of his visa. On the eve of his son’s birth, the walls begin to close in, threatening him, her and everyone they love in a heart-racing drama with devastating echoes to the present day.

[TAROON]: (he/him) early 30s, an Afghan man who worked as an interpreter for the US Army.

[AFIYA]: (she/her) early 30s, his sister, a seamstress.

[LEYLA]: (she/her) early 30s, Afiya’s neighbor and childhood friend.

[JAWID]: (he/him) late 30s, Afiya’s husband, a tailor.

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AUDITION BY: Self-Tape Video Submission

Videos will be accepted via email from October 14th – 20th, 2022
The deadline for submissions is October 20th at 11:59pm.

Click this link to view sides for each character. Please specify which role(s) you are submitting for in your video.

No advanced appointments. We are accepting video submissions only. No in-person appointments or auditions will be held. Self-taped video auditions will be reviewed by the casting department at Signature Theatre & the director of the production. Each and every video audition that is submitted within the window of October 14th – 20th will be reviewed.

Callbacks will be granted based off the video auditions. You will be notified if you are called back.