Bustle & Beast is seeking submissions from actors for the world premiere of Anahita's Republic by Autash. 


About the Show:


Anahita’s Republic is a provocative thriller set in Tehran, Iran. Many strong, educated, and committed women work under the constant threat of harassment and imprisonment to advance their rights and the well-being of their countries. It is a struggle for which some women have sacrificed their lives. Anahita’s Republic is set in the wealthy compound of Anahita who refuses to wear the hijab and rules her own republic where she can be free to live, dress, and speak as she pleases. To deal with the world outside her gate, she controls the family business and the life of her brother Cyrus, whose freedom and happiness are sacrificed for her dreams. One night, on the eve of an important secret meeting between leaders of the women’s movement, a young woman in a chador comes to Anahita’s compound, carrying explosive secrets that might destroy everything Anahita has tried to build.


About AuTash:

In Farsi, AuTash simply means “fire.” Fire, like words and ideas, can play many different roles. It can burn away stereotypes revealing the people behind them. It can also light the way to new understanding and appreciation for a part of the world rarely seen on Canadian stages. That’s what AuTash hopes their writing can do.


First rehearsal: Feb 20, 2023.

Performances March 17-April 2 2023. 

Toronto, ON.


Roles to be Cast:


Anahita: A woman in her mid-thirties, well educated and powerful


Cyrus: Anahita’s younger brother, also in his thirties. Involved in politics at the instigation of his sister.


Omid: A woman in her early twenties.


Masood: Omid’s father, in his late fifties.


Please note: 

Anahita's Republic is set in Iran. We encourage Persian actors to self-identify as part of the submission process. 


Please submit headshots and resumes to Please include in the subject line the name of the role you are interested in being considered for.  

A full script is available upon request. 


Artists will be engaged under the Indie 2.2 agreement. 

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