AUDITION NOTICE

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

Auditions will be held at Eltham Little Theatre (1603 Main Road, Research) for our fourth season 2019 production: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by John Osborne, directed by Terese Maurici.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

 

To fill the remaining roles, further auditions will be held from 7 PM, Monday 15 July. Contact the director as below to request an audition time. See below for the roles yet to be filled.

Auditions will be from 7 PM, Monday 24 June and from 7 PM, Wednesday 26 June. (by appointment).

Contact the director via SMS to request an audition time: Terese Maurici 0449 932 921, or book by email.

Season and rehearsal information:

 

The season runs from September 20 - October 5.

Please check that the season information suits your schedule before considering booking an audition.


Rehearsals will be 3 times a week. (2 week nights and Sunday afternoons).


Rehearsals will take place in the Eltham Little Theatre rehearsal room : access via the lower car park.

Audition details:

 

Auditionees will be asked to read from the script on the night.

We ask that auditionees attempt an American accent.

Auditionees are asked to prepare a 1 minute monologue, introducing themselves (as the character they are auditioning for) and share a little about themselves - This does not need to be memorised.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR MORE THAN 1 ROLE, YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PREPARE MULTIPLE MONOLOGUES.

Characters:

 

Billy Bibbit (Supporting): Male, 22-34 (CAST)

An Acute; has been tormented by a stutter all his life and very immature. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

 

Chief Bromden (Lead): Male, 32-60 (CAST)

Huge; son of the chief of the Columbia Indians and a white woman; suffers from paranoia and hallucinations and is reputed to have received over two hundred electric shock treatments.  Ethnicity: Indigenous Peoples.

Aide Warren and Aide Williams (Supporting): Male, 18-40

Aides in the psychiatric ward; selected carefully by the head nurse because they were full of hatred; they do whatever she wants them to do.  Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

 

Cheswick (Supporting): Male, 32-48 (CAST)

An Acute; all talk and bluster; ex-military. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

 

Ruckley (Supporting): Male, 33-66 (CAST)

A Chronic; shock treatments have destroyed his brain.  Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

Sandra (Supporting): Female, 18-40

A friend of Candy’s; white trash.  Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

Dale Harding (Lead): Male, 30-48 (CAST)

An Acute; college-educated; has an effeminate manner about him that he can’t stand.  Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

Martini (Supporting): Male, 30-44 (CAST)

Italian; an Acute; he lives in his own illusory, fantasy world; eager and bright-eyed.  Ethnicity: European-looking.

Randle P. McMurphy (Lead): Male, 30-48 (CAST)

Strongly built; diagnosed as a psychopath but he is not really insane; outgoing and uninhibited; a gambler and con man.  Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

Nurse Flynn (Supporting): Female, 18-31 (CAST)

Nervous and frightened of the patients; a believing Catholic; wears a crucifix.  Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

Nurse Ratched (Lead): Female, 35-60+

Her manner is coldly efficient; she likes to enforce rules strictly and believes she is trying to help the patients.  Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

Scanlon (Lead): Male, 29-53 (CAST)

An Acute; one of the few patients who had been involuntarily committed to the hospital; has fantasies about destroying things. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

Dr. Spivey (Supporting): Male, 31-62

The ineffectual doctor in charge of the psychiatric ward; weak, possibly addicted to drugs.  Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

Candy Starr (Supporting): Female, 26-44

A prostitute from Portland. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

Aide Turkle (Supporting): Male, 33-60 (CAST)

Works as an aide on the night shift; has worked there a long time.  Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

 

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