Open Audition : Queen Fatima
October 26, 2020
Auditions to be held on 5 November, 2020
We are looking for a 30(ish)yo Lebanese woman to play Fatima, a bakery worker, dark long curly hair, a little chubby and wears clothes that are a little too tight, she is bold and confident, it is everyone else who tells her that she isn’t enough.
We are looking for someone with Lebanese heritage, we are willing to go with someone who doesn’t have a lot of experience but a load of charisma!
Fast approaching 31, Fatima is feeling the pressure from her bakery owning family to get married and have children. Her boyfriend, Karim, wants their relationship to remain secret. His high-flying, lawyer parents definitely wouldn’t approve of the match. In an effort to prove to Karim and his family she is worthy of his love, Fatima comes up with a plan to win Queen Lebanon Australia. Moonia, the pageant organiser, accepts Fatima because this year she wants a ‘diverse group of girls’ and Fatima is unlike anything the competition has seen before.
With the help of her 74 year-old best friend Gada and her coffee cup readings, Fatima goes through a transformation that not even she expected.
Queen Fatima is a heart-warming new comedy that flips stereotypes, revealing the paradigm shifting potential of ‘diversity quotas’.
Play is being presented by NTofP in January 2021.
Please email Luke Joslin for more information