Streaming Episodic SAG-AFTRA Executive Producer: Mo Amer and Ramy Youssef, A24 Producer: Charles Rapp, A24 Creators: Mo Amer and Ramy Youssef Director: Solvan Naim Location Casting Director: Vicky Boone Audition Dates: 09/07/2021-10/01/2021 (self-tapes) Callback Dates: TBD (virtual) Start Date: 10/18/2021 Rate of Pay: Scale - SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement Shooting Location: Houston, TX This is an upcoming comedic series that will consist of eight 30-minute episodes and takes place in Houston. The show shoots in Houston and we are looking for people who work as local and regional hires in the South and Southwest. We are also open to seeing people without previous acting experience so please share widely! Mandatory vaccination policy subject to applicable law pursuant to the COVID-19 RETURN TO WORK AGREEMENT, as amended. ROLES TO CAST: MUSTAFA Palestinian male in his early 50s. Kind and fatherly. Appears in flashback scenes in Kuwait. Speaks fluent Arabic. May be recurring. 11 YEAR OLD MO Palestinian male age 11. Ability to speak fluent Arabic a plus. Seeing ages 9-13. HALIMA Palestinian woman in her 50s-70s. Mo’s Aunt. She lives in the Middle East. Speaks fluent Arabic. May be recurring. ABU M Arab male in his 60s who lives in Houston. Abu Muhammad is an elder at the Kaan Ya Makaan and plays a heated game of Tarneeb. Ability to speak fluent Arabic a plus. MODAD Palestinian American woman in her 60s, living in Houston. Scattered, immigration attorney for Mo and his family. HAMEED Arab male, 25-35, living in Houston. A waiter at Kaan Ya Makaan Hookah Lounge, he speaks fluent Arabic, conversational Hebrew and a little English. May be recurring. TETA Palestinian woman in her 60s-70s. Mo’s grandmother. Seen in flashbacks in Palestine. Speaks fluent Arabic. May be recurring. JIDDO Palestinian male in his 60s-70s. Mo’s grandfather. Seen in flashbacks in Palestine. Ability to speak fluent Arabic a plus. NOOR Arab American female in her 30s-40s, living in Houston. Nervous as she addresses the crowd of Arab families at the Community Center. MAYSOON Yemen female in her 30s. In a niqab, she talks to the family at the immigration courthouse. Speaks fluent Arabic. BASHEER Arab male in his 30s-50s, living in Mexico. A Muslim man Mo meets in Mexico who prays with him. Speaks Arabic and Spanish. Fluency a plus. ABDUL Arab male in his 50s, living in Houston. Mo’s boss. Speaks fluent Arabic. SUPERIOR OFFICER Arab male in his 30s-50s. Appears in flashback scenes in Kuwait. Speaks fluent Arabic. We are committed to inclusive, diverse casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law unless otherwise specifically indicated. To submit, please send the following ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org: Name: *Phone/Email: *Age (if under 18): *Parent/Guardian Name: (if under 18): *Two Recent Photos: *City you live in: *Please list all languages you speak and how fluent are you in these languages: *(Optional) If you have acting/performance experience, please feel free to share an acting resume or give us a brief explanation of your performance background! Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at email@example.com!
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