Open Auditions

The Parting

Presented by: Z-Space

Produced by: EnActe Arts and Noorani Dance

Conceived by: Vinita Sud Belani and Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

Written and directed by Salil Singh

Dance & Music Director: Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

Head of Productions: Vinita Sud Belani

Music Composer: Raginder Singh Momi

Visual and Projections Director: David Murakami


A retrospective lens into the greatest mass displacement in human history

The Parting is inspired by true stories from witnesses of the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan. A multi sensory presentation performed through theater, dance, music and visual design, The Parting will premiere in San Francisco presented by Z Space and in San Jose at the Hammer Theater, produced by EnActe Arts and Noorani Dance with Head of Productions, Vinita Sud Belani, at the helm.
Written and directed by
Salil Singh, dance and music direction by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, an original score composed by Raaginder Singh Momi and visual design by David Murakami. This performance is a chance to reflect on this pivotal and tragic time in the history of South Asia, and provoke dialogue across generations, borders, genders, ethnicities and religions.


5 Girls South Asian (9-16 years)
4 Boys South Asian (9 – 16 years)
3 Females South Asian (16-25 years)
2 Females South Asian (30-35 years)
3 Females South Asian (40-65 years)
1 Male South Asian (20 -25 years) Singing required
5 Males South Asian (18 -25 years)
2 Males South Asian ( 35-40 years)
1 Male Caucasian (35-55 years)

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals begin September 30, 2017 and will be on
Tuesday Evenings,
Saturday, Sunday Mornings.

Tech Rehearsal and Performances

Tech rehearsals: Jan 16-18, 2018
When – Jan 18-20, 2018
Where – Z-Space (450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110)

Tech rehearsals: March 22-23, 2018
When – March 23-24, 2018
Where – Hammer Theatre (1 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA 95192)

Audition Info

Audition Dates

Date / Time: 

August 12th & 13th, 1 – 5PM

How To Audition

Please fill in the form below with your résumé latest by Monday, August 7.
Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue before your audition.

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