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Casting Call for new ECTA production ( of the original drama

 “The Curious Case of a Casual Terrorist”

Language: English

Written and directed by Sudipta Bhawmik

Show dates: August 5 or 6 (South Asian Theatre Festival, Victoria Theatre, Rutgers Mason Gross School) and

Sept 9  – 24, 7 shows on Fri, Sat and Sundays. (Historic Edison Valley Playhouse)

Actors needed for the following roles

Julia – Caucasian female in her twenties/ early thirties

Don – Caucasian/AA Male in late forties to early fifties

Rohan – South Asian Male in his twenties to early thirties

Ayesha – South Asian Female in her twenties/early thirties

James – Caucasian/AA Male in his forties

Suresh – South Asian male in his thirties

Boris – Caucasian Male in his fifties, to early sixties

Qureshi – South Asian male in his sixties

Pallavi – South Asian female in her late fifties to mid sixties


All roles are open. We estimate approx 20 rehearsals (3 hours each) during June and July with some table readings in May. Rehearsals will be held in central New Jersey.

This is a NON-EQUITY show and we have no budget to pay for the actors.

Please send your headshot, bio and a short video monologue or a piece of acting to

Auditions to be held on Thurs, May 18, 8:00pm at the Historic Edison Valley Playhouse, 2196 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ. You will be asked to read from the sides.


The play tells the story of Basant Adnani, a seventy year old Indian born British citizen, who was arrested by the US law enforcement on terrorism charges. Basant was accused of supplying weapons to a terrorist organization. He was found guilty by the court and was imprisoned for life. However, in reality Basant did not supply any weapons. The entire operation was a setup designed to trap Basant into doing the wrong thing. The terrorist organization, the contact, the weapons supplier, the weapons – everything were fake. What made the seventy year old salesman to fall into the trap is what the play explores.

Although the play is inspired by true events, the characters and the incidents portrayed in the play are purely fictional.

Please direct all inquiries and questions to

Check out the announcement on the ECTA website:

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No other auditions scheduled at this time


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