The Angle Project is casting UNPITIED: a new play development and staged reading
Unpitied is an original play written and directed by Irene Kapustina. It tells the story of Karim, a political prisoner who, after enduring twelve years of severe oppression and torture in a desert prison in Syria, moves to Chicago and meets Bonnie. Bonnie deals with a trauma of her own, which includes abuse as child and troubled youth. Together they learn to live and love again. This is a story about East and West, about resiliency and hope, and about how two different people can fall in love with each other.
Non-AEA and AEA members are welcome to apply.
To be considered for an audition, please submit your head-shot and resume to Irene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and we can’t wait to get to know you!
KARIM SALEH: 30’s; male; Syrian/Middle Eastern: Loyola Biology undergraduate student; an ex-Tadmor prisoner of 12 years; well educated, modest, religious, determined, opinionated, weighed down by the past; new to American culture.
BONNIE NOWAK: 30’s; female; American: Loyola undergraduate student, Psychology major; ex-pro cyclist; energetic, openhearted, ready for a fresh start.
BROTHER: 30’s; male; Syrian/Middle Eastern: KARIM’s brother; a successful physician in Chicago; he is what KARIM would have been if not for prison.
UNCLE: 60’s; male; Syrian/Middle Eastern: KARIM’s elderly uncle; a retired Muslim Brotherhood Party leader; carries the weight of a politician with him.
SHEIKH: 40-60’s; male; Syrian/Middle Eastern: Imprisoned for his religious practice on false charges; an Islamic scholar dedicated to a life of learning, teaching, and community service.
YOUNG BOY: 20’s; male; Syrian/Middle Eastern: Imprisoned as a teen on false charges; passionate, optimistic, thirsty for life; yearning to experience the world outside prison.
TORTURER: 30’s-60’s; male; Syrian/Middle Eastern: A long time employee at Tadmor; a true believer in and a dedicated servant of the oppressive regime.