Audition Notice: Teesri Duniya Theatre presents “Counter Offence”

Auditions: July 5-7, 2019 | Performances: March 2020

Teesri Duniya Theatre will be holding auditions for is upcoming production of “Counter Offence”, a new play written by Rahul Varma and directed by Liz Valdes.

Auditions will be held on July 5th, 6th 2019. Callbacks will be held on July 7th, 2019. Production will run during March 2020 (Dates TBD). Rehearsal start date TBD.

Character Descriptions:

  • Shazia, 20-30. A Muslim woman brought up in Canada. South Asian.
  • Shapoor, 20-30. Shazia’s Iranian husband who came to Canada as a student. Middle Eastern.
  • Mr. Misra, 50s. An anti-racist activist. 
  • Ms. Clarinda Keith, mid 30s-40s. A social worker who runs a centre for abused women.
  • Sgt. Galliard, 40-50. Police officer who works in the domestic unit. 
  • Gilles Prougault, 50s. President of the police brotherhood union.
  • Shafiqa Rizvi, 50+. Shazia’s mother. South Asian.
  • Murad Rizvi, 50+. Shazia’s father. South Asian.

Actors of all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested actors may kindly submit their résume and headshot to 

Please specify in the subject line, in all caps: [YOUR NAME], [CHARACTER’S NAME], “COUNTER OFFENCE 2019”.

Deadline to submit is June 30th, 2019.

Only those selected will be contacted for an audition, with a call time and location. Unionized actors will be prioritized, but non-union actors are also encouraged to apply. 


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