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DRAMA Auditions - WASHER/DRYER by Nandita Shenoy

Pratidhwani and SIS Productions announce auditions for WASHER/DRYER by Nandita Shenoy, a play in English, to be staged Sept 6th through Sept 22, 2019, at Theatre off Jackson, Seattle. Directed by Agastya Kohli.


Prior theatre experience is preferred, but not required. However, dedication and dependability is a must. Auditions will consist of sides from the script (made available when you sign-up). If you have a resume and/or a headshot, please bring them. If you don't, come anyway. Call backs will be held only if needed, and announced at a later time. Rehearsals will begin early to mid July.


Auditions will be held for all roles except Dr. Lee which has been cast. See character descriptions below.


Two audition dates are available - one on the east side (Bellevue Library Room 1 on June 29th) and one in Seattle (Queen Anne Library Community Room on June 30th). Actors need to sign up for only one slot, on either day.


Day 1: June 29th, 2019, 1:00PM to 5:30PM.

Where: Bellevue Library, Room 1

1111 110th Avenue NE

Bellevue WA 98004


Day 2: June 30th, 2019, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Where:  Queen Anne Library, Community Room

400 W. Garfield St.

Seattle, WA 98119


Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0845AAA922A7F94-audition2 and signup for any ONE of the available slots. If you are not able to audition in any of the available times, please email casting@pratidhwani.org, and we’ll do our best to find a time to see you.


Character breakdown:


  • SONYA: Female identifying, South Asian-American, mid-30s, Hyper, quirky fast-talking Manhattanite with an independent streak.

  • MICHAEL: Male identifying, East Asian-American, mid-30s, a laid back Brooklyn type with a gaming vibe that hides his inner child.

  • FELIPE: Off Stage / VO only. Male identifying, Voice of conformity and rules. Voiced by the actor who plays SAM.

  • WENDEE: Female identifying, Caucasian, 40s, a New Yorker, a stickler for rules and conformity.

  • SAM: Male identifying, person of color, a fabulous gay man and Sonya’s best friend who speaks the truth that no one else will. The actor playing SAM will also voice FELIPE.

  • DR. LEE:  Already Cast.


If you are interested in learning more about Pratidhwani or SIS Productions, and for more information regarding these auditions, please contact us at casting@pratidhwani.org or visit http://www.pratidhwani.org/auditions


About the Play:


WASHER/DRYER by Nandita Shenoy is a delicious farce of a fairytale about a modern Indian-American woman who elopes with a Chinese-American man only to realize that happily-ever-after is much more challenging when you're living on an actor's salary and trying to hold onto an apartment that has the most coveted of amenities - its own washer/dryer. A colorful cast of nosy neighbors and an imperious mother-in-law take the dual-ethnicity couple for a spin in this Rom-Com about "Crazy Poor Asians." Under the pressures of culture and tradition, they discover that they haven't been entirely honest with each other or themselves, and must decide if all is really fair in love and real estate.


"It is refreshing to see a play that sends up the foibles of ethnic groups we do not often see on the stage but even more impressive is that Shenoy was able to find a universal humanity in her characters." - Spectrum News NY1