Auditions for COUNTER OFFENCE are on May 21st!

Announcing Auditions for our next production:

Written by Rahul Varma
Directed by Sindu Singh

Auditons will be held on Sunday, May 21st, 9 am onwards in San Jose. Please see instructions below on how to sign up.

Performance dates are July 28, July 29, August 5 and August 6 - at Sunnyvale Theatre, 550 E. Remington Ave., Sunnyvale, CA. 


Female Roles:

  • Shazia - South Asian. 20s. American accent required. A Muslim woman brought up in the West.
  • Shafiqa - South Asian. Late 40s-early 60s. Shazia's mother. Frank. Fearless.

Male Roles:

  • Shapoor - Middle Eastern/South Asian. Mid 20s-early 30s. Iranian accent. Shazia's Iranian husband who has come to the West as a student.
  • Mohammed - South Asian. 50s-60s. Shazia's father. Retired. 

The roles of Moolchand Misra, Clarinda Keith, Gilles Prougault and Guy Galliard have been precast.


When Shazia, the daughter of Indian immigrants, is hit by her husband Shapoor, he is arrested for domestic violence. Immediately after, things take an unexpected turn. A clever and conniving community activist lawyer, Moolchand Misra unexpectedly steps in and accuses the arresting officer, who happens to be white, of racism and police brutality. Misra demands an inquiry thus turning a routine domestic violence case into a racially charged issue. The entire police department is up in arms about the inquiry and what they see as a calculated offence being mounted against them. Shapoor is deported and subsequently returns only to be found shot dead in a hotel room. There are suspects at every turn.

In this fascinating whodunnit, Rahul Varma poses questions which are more relevant than ever given the nationwide uproar around the police and their treatment of minorities and the current climate of mistrust.


If interested, please click here to fill out the audition form. You will receive a confirmation email with a specific time-slot. Prepare a 2 minute monologue in English for the audition which shows a range of emotions and includes movement.

If shortlisted, you will be provided with sides from the play and called back the same afternoon.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, May 23, 2017. 

Technical rehearsals (mandatory) will be held 5 pm – 11 pm on July 26 and July 27. 

For questions, please email


There are multiple ways in which you can get involved with us and we would love for you to be a part of our production team. If you'd like to join us, please write to expressing your area of interest (stage management, sets, costumes, props, marketing, etc.)


WABasab Pradhan