SONATA – Auditions and Play Reading

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Auditions for Sonata will be held Saturday, May 19th starting at 10 am in Belmont. An appointment is required.

We will be hosting a play reading of Sonata on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 pm at our studio in Belmont.

To sign up for auditions and/or the play reading, please see instructions below. 


Written by Mahesh Elkunchwar

Directed by Basab Pradhan

6 Performances: Aug 17-25, 2018
Lohman Theatre, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills


In a world dominated by stories of bromances, male bonding over cigars and scotch at gentleman's clubs, and headline news about "locker room talk", Sonata is that rare story about ... just women. Three non-conformist, independent career women living life on their own terms in a metropolis.

The play explores modern notions of friendship, betrayal, loneliness and forgiveness. Penned with nuance and humor by master playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar of Pratibimb and Party fame, Sonata was adapted into film in 2017 and directed by Aparna Sen, featuring Shabana Azmi, Lillete Dubey and Sen herself in the leading roles.

English | 90 minutes | Ages 13+ 


Aruna – Female, 40s. Professorial. 
Dolon – Female, 40s. Plump. Stylish. Bubbly. (This role requires singing.  If you are auditioning for it, please prepare a short song in addition to your monologue for auditions.)
Subhadra – Female, 40s. Rebel. Free spirit.

All roles require South Asian actors with South Asian accents.


Please click here to fill out the audition form. After you have submitted your audition form, you will receive a confirmation email with a specific time-slot for your audition. Prepare a 2 minute dramatic monologue which shows a range of emotions and includes movement. If you are auditioning for the role of Dolon, please be sure to prepare a song as well. If shortlisted, you will be provided with sides from the play and called back the same afternoon.

Rehearsals begin Sunday, May 20, 2018. 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 August 15th and 16th.

For all questions, please email 

Play Reading

If you'd like to be part of the cast or if you're interested in joining the production team for Sonata, a play reading is a great opportunity to get familiar with the play ahead of auditions. Or if you'd just like to attend the reading, that's fine too. All who are interested are welcome.

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 may like to participate in the reading. Others may just choose to sit in and listen. 

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

Basab Pradhan