Meet the characters: Ali Ababwa & Ali Hakim

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Both actors must identify as male or non-binary

Both actors must identity as persons of colour

Last but certainly not least, meet the titular characters of KWLT’s production of Ali & Ali: The Deportation Hearings – Ali Ababwa and Ali Hakim. Ali & Ali are the creative geniuses behind such Agrabanian hit shows as May the Blood of the Infidel Run Thick Through Streets of Our Enemies, which ran for seven seasons in Agrabanian prime time and earned Three Golden Goats! Some may suspect them of promoting terrorism, some may suspect them of plagiarism – their hit was based on the U.S. TV show 24, where Jack Bauer has 24 hours to torture 17 guys to save the free world.  They stayed very close to the 24 template.  Suspiciously close.

Their latest project is the theatre-play Yo Mama, Osbama (or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Half-Black President) to celebrate the president’s message of “hope and change.”

They came to the United States of Canada from Agraba six years ago to do their theatre-play World Dreaming Together. In other words, they are both stateless refugees.

Ali Ababwa is a Christian Copt. When fleeing war torn Agraba, he was separated from his pregnant wife, Ana. The smuggler who was to take Ana to safety instead delivered her to a detention centre, where she gave birth to their daughter, Souad.  He has only ever seen pictures of their child. His wife and child were rescued from the detention camp and relocated to a safe village by the Agrabanian People’s Front.

Ali Hakim is a Sammi Muslim.

They are both obsessed with the courtroom showdown in A Few Good Men.

If you know anyone who loves living life with a bit of pizazz, and who can get themselves out of trouble just as quickly as they can find more, this may be the perfect role! Audition sign ups and more information can be found here.

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