"SUMO" Open Casting Call

Open casting call for Sumo: Seeking Japanese/Japanese American actors of size in San Diego, CA.

Are you a talented actor based anywhere in the country? Do you have a passion for the stage and an interest in exploring diverse cultural narratives? If so, TBD Casting Co. has an exciting opportunity for you! They are currently casting for the world premiere play "SUMO" by Lisa Sanaye Dring, set to be performed in the vibrant city of San Diego. This casting call specifically seeks male presenting Japanese/Japanese American actors in their 30s to portray the intriguing character of Mitsuo, the highest-ranked wrestler in the stable. If you're ready to embrace a powerful role with a touch of sardonic humor, read for more details!

The coveted role of 'Mitsuo' requires a male presenting actor in their 30s with a Japanese or Japanese American background. Mitsuo is on the verge of becoming a Yokozuna, the highest rank in sumo wrestling. He possesses an awe-inspiring, undeniable power that can overpower anyone with just a glance. Despite his remarkable strength, Mitsuo also exhibits a tinge of sardonic humor, adding depth and complexity to the character.

TBD Casting Co. is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity within the entertainment industry. In line with this vision, they are explicitly seeking Japanese/Japanese American actors of size for the role of Mitsuo. This casting choice aims to celebrate and represent a broader spectrum of body types, embracing the unique physicality of sumo wrestling. The production values authenticity and believes in showcasing various experiences and talents on stage.

The world premiere play "SUMO" will run from August 22nd to October 22nd, providing an exciting opportunity for actors to immerse themselves in this groundbreaking production. The show operates under the AEA LORT C contract, offering competitive compensation of S1058 per week.

If you fit the description and are eager to participate in this innovative production, TBD Casting Co. invites you to submit your application. Please prepare a headshot, acting resume, and a video audition showcasing your range and ability to embody the character of Mitsuo. Include a brief introduction, stating your name, location, and why you are passionate about this role.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the world premiere of "SUMO" by Lisa Sanaye Dring! This casting call presents an inclusive and exciting chance for talented actors of Japanese or Japanese American descent to showcase their skills and bring the character of Mitsuo to life. TBD Casting Co. is committed to fostering diversity in the arts, and this production aims to embrace the unique experiences and talents of individuals of all sizes. So, step into the ring, embrace the power and humor of Mitsuo, and let your talent shine on the San Diego stage! Apply today and embark on a transformative theatrical journey like no other.

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"SUMO" Open Casting Call


TBD Casting Co. is casting the world premiere play SUMO by Lisa Sanaye Dring,

This show will be performed in San Diego.


  • Actors based anywhere in the country for the role of 'Mitsuo':
  • Male presenting; 30's; Japanese/Japanese American. He is the highest ranked wrestler in the stable, one tournament away from becoming a Yokozuna (the highest of sumo rankings.) Mitsuo has a profound, undeniable power—he can conquer a man just by looking at him. Has a tinge of sardonic humor.


INFO: August 22 - October 22nd // AEA LORT C contract // S1058 per week

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