Scratching Kat by Shelley Carney & Toby Younis: Character List
Character List for “Scratching Kat”
(Accepting Union or Non-Union)
Location: Baghdad, Iraq 2005-2006
Kathryn O’Connor: middle-aged American female journalist – Role assigned to Shelley Carney
Alec Salterra: middle-aged American male journalist – Role assigned to Mike Gaba
Ali Hassan: political terrorist, middle-aged male with Mid-Eastern look, Arabic accent. Must be able to handle an Airsoft AK-47 and a semi-automatic pistol with confidence.
Mullah Qatadah: holy man of Islamic faith, middle-aged to older male with Mid-Eastern look, will wear traditional clothing
Fahima: Athletic Mid-Eastern looking woman in her 30s-40s, works for Ali Hassan but is angry and argumentative about his methods. Speaks some Arabic. Must be able to handle an Airsoft AK-47 and a semi-automatic pistol with confidence.
Daud: Athletic Mid-Eastern looking man in his 20s-30s, works for Ali Hassan, speaks some Arabic. Must be able to handle an Airsoft AK-47 and a semi-automatic pistol with confidence.
Salah: Athletic Mid-Eastern looking man in his 20s, works for Ali Hassan, Speaks some Arabic. Must be able to handle an Airsoft AK-47 and a semi-automatic pistol with confidence.
Talal: Mid-Eastern looking man of any age, works with Kathryn O’Connor as her driver. Speaks English with an accent.
Naji: Mid-Eastern looking man of any age, works with Kathryn O’Connor as her fixer. Speaks English with an accent.
Jamal: Mid-Eastern looking boy about 9 years old, approaches Kathryn in the marketplace asking for coins.
Clive Davis or Philippa Beckett: male or female TV news reporter with British accent – very professional British/European look.
Becky Winters: female reporter in flashback scene, middle-aged American woman.
Featured Background Performers:
Well-dressed Mid-Eastern looking man with cell phone, 35 years or older, surveilling Kathryn at hotel.
Two Mid-Eastern looking men in street clothing such as a jogging suit or Members Only jacket and khakis or jeans, any age. Surveilling and video recording Kathryn, these men work the camera capturing the explosion in the marketplace.
Two American Soldiers or Marines (up to one female) in combat uniform with armor (Airsoft weapons will be provided), military bearing, to stand guard outside the journalist’s hotel.
Three Mid-Eastern looking hotel employees – bartender, desk clerk and waiter; any age, male.
General Background Performers:
Hotel Bar, lobby and portico – American, Mid Eastern and European looking adults resembling journalists wearing, light gray and beige khaki cargo pants, work boots, light weight shirts and jackets with many pockets, ballcaps without logos, carrying notebooks, canvas satchels & cameras, Americans in uniforms and flight suits.
Marketplace – Mid-Eastern looking people, men in disheveled clothing such as polos or button-down short sleeved shirts, khaki or black slacks or jeans, sandals, light jackets and women in Hijab, Burqa and veiled looks. See attached photos for ideas, but keep colors neutral black or denim.
Auditions will be held February 2-6. Watch for specifications on how to sign-up here.