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Siti Rubiyah AUDITIONS


Siti Rubiyah

 Siti Rubiyah Tiger

CAAP is auditioning actors for a new work, Siti Rubiyah by Katrina Irawati Graham, directed by Tessa Leong. A range of roles are available for actors aged 16 – 80. Actors with Indonesian background preferred. Further details below, including how to apply for an audition.

Applications close TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

By Katrina Irawati Graham

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) invites actors to submit an Expression of Interest to audition for an original new work.

Siti Rubiyah will be a large scale contemporary Indonesian-Australian work made for major festivals and theatres in Australia and internationally. Auditions for the following roles will be held in Sydney on Wed 26 September, with call backs to attend a workshop on Fri 28 September. Indonesian background preferred.

NENEK – female, aged 50-70s. Nenek is about to walk into the Sumatran jungle for the last time. She is elderly, but with a secret that gives her wisdom and inner strength. Nenek is the narrator of the play.

IRA – female, 20-25. Ira is Nenek’s granddaughter. A young, urban University student, with a secret of her own that is troubling. Desperate for her grandmother’s solace she accompanies her into the jungle.

SITI RUBIYAH – female, 18-30. The vulnerable young wife of a powerful dukun (shaman). Trapped in an abusive relationship, she dreams of escape, until she finds the power within herself.

WAK HITAM – male, 50-70s. A powerful shaman who lives deep in the jungle. He traps young women with the promise of a wonderful life.

ADINDA – female, 16-25. A lively, optimistic and naïve young woman. Wak Hitam’s new child-bride.

BUYUNG – male 20-30s. An impressionable, earnest and romantic young man who gives Siti Rubiyah hope of a better life.

To submit your Expression of Interest, please email the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Your headshot 
  • Your CV including these details:
  • Contact details
  • Your age
  • Acting experience
  • Indonesian background
  • Can you speak Bahasa Indonesian (not essential but preferred for some of these roles)
  • List any movement skills (not essential)

Applications close 5pm Tues 18 September.

Auditions will be held in Sydney on Wed 26 September with call backs on Fri 28 September. For further information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.