Mandala Actor's Call Out

Auditions on 22nd August 10am-5pm at The Hat Factory, Luton.

Auditions on 23rd August 10am-5pm at University of Warwick, near Coventry.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to meet professional, young actors whose playing age can be 16 / 17 years old, with a passion for new writing. We will be auditioning actors in 3s, a timetable for which will be sent out nearer the time. You are welcome to apply as a solo actor, and there is no prep needed as we will give you a script to work from on the day. We are ideally looking for actors born and raised in and around the Luton area.




Character 1

Playing age 17-21years  



Character 2

Playing age 17-21years



Character 3

Playing age 17-21years



We are recruiting actors to take part in one week’s rehearsal and a week of Rehearsed Readings of our new play (Dis)Connected by Atiha Sen Gupta, with the possibility of being in the national/ International Tour from March 2018.

Please send your up to date CV and a head shot to: by Thursday 10th August, 12pm. We will notify successful candidates by Monday 14th August. You will be invited to audition on Tuesday 22nd August in Luton and or on Wednesday 23rd August in Coventry, in 3s.


Must be available for the following dates; 4th – 9th September 2017 (rehearsals), for rehearsed readings between 11th - 15th September (rehearsed readings), and 1st – 3rd November. PAYMENT WILL BE BASED ON ITC RATES.


Who are we?


Mandala is a professional national and international touring Theatre Company which uses the power of performance to change young lives, build communities and foster social justice. We are a Community Interest Company, which works on developing theatre for social change. We toured our first show ‘Night Light’ in 2016 / 2017 which was critically well received, and looked at the challenges unaccompanied asylum seekers face when reaching 18 in the UK. ‘(Dis)Connected’ looks at the story of three young people who have grown up in the same community and their connection or disconnection from it, and the consequences of this. It is the second year of a three-year project, exploring place, identity and belonging in the wider social setting.


Yasmin Sidhwa (Director) is an experienced director and the founder of Mandala Theatre Company. She works nationally and internationally, and is well renowned for her work in Theatre for social change.


Atiha Sen Gupta (writer) is a critically acclaimed playwright and writer in residence at Stratford East who is currently in the stages of researching and writing the show.


Yasmin Sidhwa