Casting Call

Silent Screams Cast Required

‘Silent Screams’ is a compelling story of courage, resistance and self-sacrifice.
Set in Nyasaland in 1917. Furious at the oppression on the plantations and the forced conscription of local men to fight a European war, Joseph, a local Church Minister appeals to the Governor-General to stop. When his appeals fail he plans a revolution. His life is in danger. See below for production and casting details.
Auditions: Week beginning 11th September 2017

Rehearsals: 2nd – 20th October 2017

Production dates: 24th – 29th October 2017, The Broadway, Barking, 7.30pm

Fee: £300

We are looking for dynamic actors to join our talented team!

Our cast consists of a range of talented actors and we have room for more.

Character breakdowns:

AZIBO
Age 20 – 30
Black, African (accent required preferably southern African, think Malawi)

A young man who works for one of the plantation owners, Bruce. Azibo has family commitments that his meagre wages barely cover. Faced with oppressive working conditions, and the rising tensions between the plantation owners and workers, he is convinced by Joseph to join the revolution.

 

CHIYAMA and SIYANI
This is a dual role. The actor cast in the role of Chiyama will also play Siyani.

CHIYAMA
Age 20 – 30
Black, African (accent required preferably southern African, think Malawi)

A young man who is keen to fight for his people and stop the oppressive regime. Chiyama is excitable and is easily persuaded. He joins the resistance and is involved in the revolution.

SIYANI
Age 20 – 30
Black, African (accent required preferably southern African, think Malawi)

Siyani is a wounded soldier who recently returned from the war. He suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and is struggling to settle back into normal life.

 

CLERK
White, English
Age: Early 20s

A Clerk to the Governor-General posted in Nyasaland, a long way away from his family. He is a trusted employee. Sympathetic to the struggles of the locals yet his loyalty lies with the Governor-General.

 

BRUCE
White, English
Age: 35 – 45

A businessman; owner of a large cotton estate. He is rich and powerful. His primary interests lie in protecting his wealth at all cost. He is a friend of the Governor-General and uses that friendship to his own gain.

 

Please send your CV and headshot indicating which role you are applying for to: josephine@asmeproductions.com

 


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