23rd September 2021

Casting Call For The Walls Between Us

Sampad is casting: We are seeking to cast three South Asian actors, (ideally Birmingham or West Midlands based).

Production Information:

Title: The Walls Between Us
Length: 50 Minutes
Writer: Farrah Chaudhry
Audition date: Thursday 7th October 2021
Rehearsals: Monday 1st November –Saturday 13th November
Performances: 15th – 20th November in the West Midlands (including performances in The
Studio at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 17th – 18th November).
Contract / fee: £500 per week x 3 weeks.

This show is commissioned by BEDLAM Arts & Mental Health Festival.
Produced by Sampad, written by Farrah Chaudhry.

When the pandemic hits, the Jamils are all affected in their own way. Rahil, a key worker, decides to self-isolate in his room to protect his elderly mother, Fazeela. Fazeela is struggling with the speed at which lockdown has been enforced and being cut off from her family and friends. Rahil’s daughter, Malaika, is stuck at home, unable to go back to university. Will the Jamils pull together to help each other out through these difficult times? Or will they allow for the pandemic to push them apart?

The Walls Between Us brings to the stage researched, personal experiences of Covid-19, looking at issues of grief, mental health and how different generations find ways to connect. BEDLAM Arts & Mental Health Festival takes place in Birmingham from 12th-21st November

Grandmother, Fazeela – South Asian born abroad, 60s, lonely and gentle-natured.
Father, Rahil – British born South Asian, 40s, hardworking and reserved. Works at a demanding job.
Daughter, Malaika – British born South Asian, 18 years old, tech savvy. Attributes of a typical teenager.

Applications should be made with CVs and headshots to: info@sampad.org.uk with The
Walls Between Us
in the subject line, or by post to:
Sampad, c/o Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham B12 9QH.
Deadline: Tuesday 5th October 2021
Auditions: Thursday 7th October 2021 2021

Festival partners are Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, The
Birmingham REP
, Sampad, Red Earth Collective and Midlands Arts Centre.