KANYADAAN – Auditions and Play Reading

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Written by Vijay Tendulkar

Directed by Sindu Singh

Kanyadaan is Vijay Tendulkar’s explosive take on class conflict and idealism, for which he received both high honors and brickbats, including having footwear thrown at him. In his characteristic manner, the controversial playwright said this of the fierily mixed response to the play – "As its creator, I respect both verdicts." 

Kanyadaan explores what happens when lofty ideals of equality clash with the nuances and complexities of harsh reality. 

Performances: April 13 - 28, 2018 at Sunnyvale Theatre, 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale.

Auditions will be held Saturday, January 27th starting at 10 am in Belmont. Please see instructions below on how to sign up. An appointment is required.

Roles Available

Jyoti – Female, 20s to very early 30s
Arun – Male, Late 20s to early 30s
Jayprakash – Male, 20s to early 30s

**All Roles require South Asian actors with Indian accents.**


Please click here to fill out the audition form. You will receive a confirmation email with a specific time-slot. Prepare a 2 minute dramatic monologue 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 Sunday, January 28, 2017. All rehearsals will be held at our studio in Belmont. Technical rehearsals (mandatory and non-negotiable dates) will be held 5 pm – 11 pm on April 11th and 12th at Sunnyvale Theatre. 

For all questions, please email info@bayareadrama.company. 

Play Reading

We will be hosting a play reading of Kanyadaan at our studio in Belmont on Friday, January 26 at 7:30 pm.

If you'd like to be part of the cast or if you're interested in joining the production team, this is a great opportunity to get familiar with the play ahead of auditions. Others are welcome too.

If you are new to readings, here's what to expect - we assign roles to those in attendance and read the play together from beginning to end. Afterwards, we discuss the story, plot and characters. Some of you would like to participate in the reading. Others may just choose to sit in and listen. Either is fine. All who are interested are welcome. 

Space is limited and an RSVP is required to attend. Please click below to RSVP. You will receive a confirmation email with details regarding venue/parking/format, etc. 

For all questions please email info@bayareadrama.company.

Basab Pradhan