Film Casting Call

Roshan Murthy is a graduate student at UT Austin and is looking to cast the following roles in his thesis film. Please email him if you are interested. His email address is

Yaksha Bhatt

Shunya Theatre


(Female. South Asian. Age Range mid-late 30’s) Stricken with acute myelogenous leukemia in her mid-thirties, she struggles to go through treatment while still being able to care for her six year old child before eventually succumbing to the disease.


(Male. South Asian. 5-9 years old) A fascination with technology and biology due to his mother’s illness lead him to double major in biology and electrical engineering. The protagonist ends up working as a bioengineer for GE in Milwaukee when he stumbles upon a way to possibly bring back his mother using pre-existing data.

Remembered, Regained: Immigrant Arts of Houston

From the Houston Arts Alliance:

Remembered, Regained: Immigrant Arts of Houston, the Houston Arts Alliance Folklife + Traditional Art program’s celebration of the rich musical, visual and oral traditions of Houston’s diverse cultural communities, continues with Sharing the Immigrant Advantage: Lectures and Workshops. Join us as we explore the immigrant experience in Houston. The following events are free and open to the public*.

6:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 13,

Houston Museum of African American Culture, 4807 Caroline Street

6:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 27

Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd.

3 p.m., Sat., March 2

Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz Street

Seating needs to be reserved from

Houston Arts Alliance: Voices of the Spirit

Via the Houston Arts Alliance:


A concert celebrating devotional music from the city’s diverse immigrant communities. Styles include Sikh Kirtans, Sufi Songs, Nigerian Praise, Vietnamese Choral Music and Carnatic Ragas.

Presented by Houston Arts Alliance Folklife + Traditional Arts Program in partnership with Asia Society Texas Center & VOX Culture

7:30 p.m., Saturday, 19 January 3 p.m., Sunday, 20 January

Asia Society Texas Center 1370 Southmore Blvd.

FREE with a reservation. For reservations, email Sarah Hua at

Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts Program will present two performances of sacred music from Houston’s Sufi, Sikh, Nigerian and Vietnamese faith communities. Both performances feature the same program. RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY.
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Casting Call for Rajiv Joseph’s Animals Out of Paper

Shona Strauser of Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska sends this casting call. The actor can be older than 17, but must look young:

Perseverance Theatre seeks actors to audition for the mainstage role of Suresh in Rajiv Joseph’s Animals Out of Paper.

Suresh is a 17-year-old East Indian student, raised in the U.S. He’s sensitive, intelligent, artistic and confident. He’s into hip hop and origami.

For a copy of the script or to schedule an audition, please contact Shona Strauser at (907)364-2421 ext. 232, or shona at perseverancetheatre dot org