ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST AUDITIONS
Los Altos Stage Company invites you to audition for the fourth show of our 2016-2017 Season, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, directed by LASC Associate Artistic Director Jeff Clarke.
Auditions and Callbacks:
Auditions for our production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest will be held on Monday, September 12th from 6:00-9:00PM at the Los Altos Community Center in Room 15 (97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos, CA 94022.) All roles are open. **Non-equity performers, please email your current headshot and resume to email@example.com. Those performers we are interested in seeing for an audition will be contacted regarding available time slots. No calls please. Callbacks will be held by invitation on Sunday, September 18th from 10:00AM-2:00PM (Time/location subject to change.)
Actors booked for a time-slot will be asked to prepare a contemporary monologue, 1-3 minutes in length. Actors invited to callbacks will perform readings from the script.
Role Breakdown: (all roles open)
Randle P. McMurphy: Swaggering, boisterous new patient who sees the mental hospital as his ticket off of a prison work-farm. Immediately tries to take over the ward, and immediately clashes with Nurse Ratched. Late 20’s-Mid 30’s.
Chief Bromden: Towering American Indian, but seems smaller when we first meet him, having been broken down by society and the ward staff. Believed to be deaf and dumb. Mid 30’s-Late 40’s.
Billy Babbit: Timid, stuttering young man with Mother issues. Torn between attraction to McMurphy’s style and his terror of Nurse Ratched and his Mother. 18-Mid 20’s.
Dale Harding: Leader of the acute patients up until the arrival of McMurphy. Anxious and emotionally fragile about his wife and his sexuality. Late 30’s-Mid 40’s
Scanlon: Secretive patient, constantly tinkering with his tools and a box, of which he is very protective. Late 40’s-Late 50’s.
Cheswick: Bi-polar patient that swings between combative and cowardly. Late 30’s-Mid 50’s.
Martini: Small, wiry man who sees things that aren’t there, such as poker players or enemy bomber planes. Mid 40’s-Early 50’s.
Ruckley: Large, longtime patient who has been lobotomized. Late 30’s-Early 50’s.
Dr. Spivey: Beaten-down, over-worked supervisor of the ward with a bleeding ulcer. Finds McMurphy quite charming and delightful. Late 40’s-Early 60’s.
Nurse Ratched: The true authority in the ward, constantly keeping everything in its place and everyone within the rules. Porcelain perfection makes it hard to pinpoint her age. Late 30’s-Late 40’s.
Nurse Flinn: Devoutly Catholic assistant to Nurse Ratched. Timid and mousy. Early-Mid 20’s.
Warren and Williams: Aides of the ward who exists to handle difficult patients. Not terribly educated, but lithe and athletic. Late 20’s-Mid 30’s.
Turkle: Night watchman easily bribed by drugs and alcohol. Early 50’s-Late 60’s.
Candy Starr: Bouncy, energetic companion pf McMurphy’s from the outside. May or may not be an actual prostitute. Early-Late 20’s.
Sandra: Friend of both Candy and McMurphy. Older than Candy, but still loves a good party. Late 20’s-Mid 30’s.
About the Show:
Based on the seminal 1960s novel by Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest left an indelible mark on the literature, theater, and film of our time. Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately devastating,
The show will run from April 13 – May 7, 2017. Performances on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays are at 8PM, and Sunday shows are 3PM matinees. Rehearsals will begin in mid-February, 2017 (schedule to be determined).
All performers in the production will receive a stipend of $450 (flat) for the run of the show.
** Sorry, at this point we are unable to work with equity performers. The Los Altos Stage Company performs at The Bus Barn Theater and is located on the Los Altos Civic Center campus at 97 Hillview Ave Los Altos CA, 94022.
The Los Altos Civic Center is located at 97 Hillview Ave Los Altos CA 94022.