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Deadline: June 19, 2019

The Silk Road Institute will hold a second round of auditions for its Fall 2019 professional independent production of Spun , written by Rabiah Hussain and directed by Tamara Brown, on June 24th, 2019.

Please send headshots and resumes to no later than June 19th . Only actors selected for audition will be contacted. Actors are asked to prepare a short contemporary piece in addition to the provided sides. Actors must be open to accent work, for which professional accent coaching will be provided during rehearsals.

Actors living outside of Montreal may submit self tapes, but must be available in person for callback. Please notify us if you are an actor living outside of Montreal and are in need of financial support for travel.

Both emerging and seasoned actors are welcome, and actors of South Asian and/or Muslim background are especially encouraged to audition.

Audition: June 24th, 2019 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM at 5333 Casgrain Ave #507

Callback: July 8th, 2019 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM at 5333 Casgrain Ave #507

Rehearsals: Aug 26th – Sept 10th 2019

Contract/Union: INDIE 2.2 - Equity and non-Equity

Performances: Sept 19th – 28th, Oct 4th, Oct 10th – 12th 2019

Lead Roles:

Safa – British Pakistani woman, 21 years old (East London accent)
Aisha – British Pakistani woman, 21 years old (East London accent)


Spun is the story of best friends, Safa and Aisha, both from working-class British Pakistani families in Newham, London. As they finish university and are forge different paths, Safa goes off to work in central London and Aisha stays in Newham to become a teacher, both with the promise to meet every Thursday. When London is attacked, Safa and Aisha feel the whole world spinning. As extremes from all sides take hold of the city, they find themselves on the receiving end of questions. Aisha is asked by her Muslim students why they are blamed for the actions of a few, and Safa is on the receiving end of microaggressions from her colleagues about where she stands as a British Muslim. As Safa distances herself from her working-class Muslim roots, Aisha embraces her identity in order to defend her own. Cracks in their friendship appear and outside debates seep into their day-to-day conversations.

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