Yasmina’s Necklace – NYC EPA

Premiere Stages at Kean University
Union, NJ

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

LOA referenced to LORT: $478 per week plus $150 weekly transportation stipend ($628 total).

John J. Wooten, Producing Artistic Director Kareem Fahmy, Director
Rohina Malik, Playwright
Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA

Casting Director Michael Cassara or Casting Associate Stephanie Cowan will be in attendance with full casting authority, on behalf of Premiere Stages.

First Rehearsal: August 13th
Performances: September 5th – 22nd

Premiere Stages, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Kean University in Union, NJ – 45 minutes from Manhattan. There is a train that stops at the Kean University campus (from Penn Station via NJ Transit).

If unable to attend EPA, feel free to submit picture/resume to [email protected]

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity actors for the New Jersey Premiere of Yasmina’s Necklace by Rohina Malik.

(Stage manager positions are not currently available.)


All roles are available, except the two that are indicated as CAST.

[ALI] male, Iraqi immigrant, Late 40s – early 50s. Sam’s father. He speaks with a Middle-Eastern accent. Also plays [MAN]. He is a soft-spoken man, slightly haunted by his past in Iraq. He is head- over-heels in love with his wife, Sara, and wants his son to be in touch with his Iraqi heritage.

[YASMINA] female, Iraqi, 30s. She is an Iraqi refugee. She wears a headscarf and speaks with a Middle-Eastern accent. A complex, often secretive young woman, she has suffered some tragedies but pours that into her work as a painter and an advocate for refugees. She is alternatively dour and hysterically funny, warm and cool. She thinks of herself as “weird” and she sometimes is.

[MUSA] male, Iraqi, 50s. Yasmina’s father. He is an Iraqi refugee, new to Chicago. Speaks with a Middle-Eastern accent. In his 50s. He is absolutely devoted to Yasmina. A well-respected dentist in Iraq, he now has to drive a taxi in the U.S. Despite his frustrations about being a refugee, he is funny, warm, and an impeccable host.

[IMAM KAREEM] male, African-American, late 40s – early 50s. The religious leader of the mosque. Also plays [OFFICER]. A spiritual leader in the Muslim community in Chicago, he believes in making the community integrated. He has a warm, avuncular quality.

[AMIR] male, Iraqi, 30s. Iraqi man in his 30s. He speaks with a Middle-Eastern accent. A figure from Yasmina’s past, he is trying to make the best out of a terrible situation.

These two roles are currently CAST:

[ABDUL “SAM” SAMEE] male, Early 30s, half Iraqi/half Puerto Rican Muslim. An ambitious young man who struggles with his cultural and religious identity. He is devoted to his overbearing parents but also trying to figure out who he is in the world. THIS ROLE IS CAST – we will see performers as potential emergency replacements only.

[SARA] female, Puerto Rican Muslim, Sam’s mother. She is in her late 40s. A sort of busybody but with a heart of gold. Funny and caustic and unafraid to say what she really thinks. THIS ROLE IS CAST – we will see performers as potential emergency replacements only.



Audition Information


Actors’ Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Lunch 1 to 2


Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue (1 minute or so). Please bring a headshot/resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult