Audition Notice – DANCE LIKE A MAN

PC: Rajan Raju

PC: Rajan Raju

Bay Area Drama Company announces

Auditions for

Dance Like a Man

A play in English by Mahesh Dattani
Directed by Sindu Singh

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 26th, 10 am - 2 pm
at 39069 Mission Blvd, Fremont CA 94539


About "Dance Like a Man"

The classical dance form of Bharatanatyam serves as a backdrop to this timeless story which reveals tragic struggles for identity and the quest to pursue one's ambitions at all costs. A man's desire to foray into an artistic space that is primarily seen as a woman's domain and his father's resulting disapproval illuminates a gender construct within which individuals of both sexes are shackled by societal expectations and boundaries.  A daughter is about to embark on a promising dance career and a marriage just as her parents' own marriage unravels, haunted by an unspeakable tragedy in the past.  Hailed as one of the best works of dramatic imagination in recent times, Dance Like a Man is a brilliant study of human relationships and weaknesses framed by the age-old battle between tradition and youthful rebellion. 

Roles Available

Lata - Female, in her 20s
Viswas - Male, Mid 20s to early 30s
Amritlal - Male, Early 60s to mid 70s
The roles of Ratna and Jairaj have been precast.
Actors are NOT required to be trained in dance to audition for this play.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 26th, 10 am - 2 pm
at 39069 Mission Blvd, Fremont CA 94539


Please contact for an appointment.  You will receive a confirmation email with a time-slot. Prepare a 2 minute monologue in English for the audition.  If shortlisted, you will be provided with sides from the play and called back the same afternoon. Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 27th, 2015 and will be held in Fremont.

The performances dates are December 6th-13th at Sunnyvale Theatre, 550 E. Remington Ave., Sunnyvale.


If you would like to join the production team for this play, please write to expressing your area of interest (sets, costumes, props, marketing, stage management, etc.)

DLAMBasab Pradhan