Contempt Casting


Rehearsed Reading Global Queer Plays, Arcola theatre, March 3rd 1pm.

A courtroom drama about the Indian Penal code which effectively criminalises LGBT+ individuals. Taken from a real court case, the play centres on monologues around diverse queer experience in India.
Rehearsal will be minimal, in the week of the show, but with the aim of bringing the script as close to production ready as possible!
Please email your name, character name and availability for the week of the show. Any videos of your work (a monologue or performance clip) will be most welcome!
All characters are leads. All cast should be of Indian or South Asian descent- much of this play is testimony so we want to represent these stories as closely as possible.
Age and gender suggestions are scripted suggestions ONLY and casting will be gender blind and open to all, so apply for whoever you feel most comfortable playing! This is an LGBT+ play with adult themes.

Judge 1 and Judge 2- two older Indian males

Lawyer- younger Indian male


Witness 1- younger Indian woman

Witness 2- younger Indian woman

Witness 3- transgender Indian woman (male to female)

Witness 4- younger Indian male


Looking forward to hearing from you all!!