Frequently Asked Questions
- What does Tamasha mean?
- When was Tamasha established?
- How is Tamasha funded?
- Can I interview Sudha Bhuchar or Kristine Landon-Smith for my project / dissertation?
- Does Tamasha work with a permanent "company" of actors?
- I am an actor - how can I audition?
- How do I go about inviting Sudha and Kristine to a performance I am involved in?
- Can Tamasha recommend any Asian actors or help with my specific casting requirements?
- Do you offer work experience or placements?
- Does the company run courses or workshops?
- Do you accept unsolicited scripts?
- Do you sell play texts / videos / music of your productions?
- Can I hire props/costumes from Tamasha?
- How can I get in touch with someone who I know has worked with Tamasha?
- When will Tamasha be bringing a play to my town?
- How can I join the mailing list?
- Can you take me off your mailing list?
Tamasha is a Hindi word meaning ‘show’, ‘spectacle’ or ‘commotion’. Top ^
Tamasha is funded by Arts Council England and also receives funding for specific London-based projects from London Councils. Tamasha raises the additional funds it needs from trusts & foundations, individuals and other private sources. Top ^
You may find that your query has been covered on this page, or in one of the interviews and features which we have published on this site. If you would still like to meet with Kristine or Sudha, please write to us in the first instance, and they will try to accommodate your request, time permitting. Top ^
No, we cast shows according to the requirements of each individual production. Top ^
We only hold auditions when we are casting for a specific production. We tend to use our own files when inviting people to audition. Additionally, we may issue a Casting Director for some productions or send a casting breakdown through SBS, the Script Breakdown Service. However, SBS is only circulated to agents and is not available to individual artists.
We welcome CVs & headshots at any time which will be kept on file and looked at afresh during each casting process. If you would like to be considered, please send us a hard copy of your current CV and headshot for the attention of the Artistic Directors. You might like to consider taking part in one of the Tamasha Developing Artist workshops, which provide an introduction to Tamasha's creative method, and have proved an excellent way for artists to begin a relationship with the Company. Top ^
Invitations marked for the attention of Sudha and Kristine can be sent by post to our offices or by email to email@example.com Please note, however, that they receive many invitations and are unable to attend everything. Top ^
Due to the large number of requests we receive, we are unable to provide casting advice. However, we do keep extensive files of actors’ CVs, and we are happy for you to pop in and have a look - simply call the office and arrange a convenient time. Top ^
Play texts for many of the company’s productions are available to buy, subject to availability. Click here for more info. We do not sell videos or DVDs of our productions: any footage we have is purely for archive or promotional purposes. Due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to sell music from our shows: the exception is Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral, a CD soundtrack of which can be purchased by clicking here. Top ^
Due to a lack of storage space, we do not keep any props or costumes from past shows. Top ^
We are unable to give out contact details due to data protection, but if you would like to get in touch with someone, put your request in writing, together with your contact details, and we will forward it on to the person concerned. Top ^