Auditions

Welcome to our Audition Page

Upcoming auditions will be listed below. If you are interested in being considered for any of the productions in the season please email Sean Harris at Sharris@playhousetheatregroup.org your headshot and resume and state which roles and productions you are interested in. Rehearsals begin 3 weeks before the production begins. There are usually 2 AEA contracts for our Main Stage productions.  Our TYA productions are exclusively NON AEA. All positions are paid. Please state if you have local housing. Each summer we have a Local and NYC audition for the entire season, and before each show we have a second round of auditions and callbacks.


Audition notices for Playhouse productions can also be found on Actors Access, NE 411, and CT Callboard.

ADDITIONAL AUDITIONS - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

 

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
October 31st - November 18th

by Dale Wasserman

Casting Notice for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Playhouse on Park.

PLAYHOUSE ON PARK STILL SEEKING TWO ACTORS FOR ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO"S NEST!

Playhouse on Park is still seeking two roles for their upcoming production of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO"S NEST.
Directed by Ezra Barnes (who directed last year's award-winning The Diary of Anne Frank). Mr. Barnes note about the play is as follows: The characters in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" are products of a society that values conformity over all else. Kesey's novel, reflecting the twilight of the Eisenhower era, will be approached as a metaphor for our country's quest for expansion and dominance.

Chief Bromden, the American Indian, is the audience's lens through which we see a microcosm of America: the state mental institution where the story is set. In the institution, there are oppressors and oppressed, and the residents and employees take turns asserting dominance over each other ala "Lord of the Flies." In the production, we're interested in exploring how the characters have become desensitized to moral choices to be benevolent or cruel. Otherwise oppressed groups, such as blacks and women, find, in the hospital, the opportunity to turn the tables on their oppressors. The characters are nuanced, and McMurphy, despite being a Christ-like figure, has flaws just like Nurse Ratched.

Seeking:
Aide Williams: male, black, 25-40. An orderly in the hospital. Himself oppressed, he enjoys rebelling by abusing the patients when he can. Non-Equity.
Aide Warren: male, black, 25-40. Similar to Aide Williams. Warren is described as "lithe." He is, however, more sadistic than Williams and willing to push the envelope. Non-Equity.

Both roles are paid. Rehearsals begin Oct.9. Performances are Nov. 1-Nov. 18
Please contact Sean Harris, Artistic Director, immediately at Sharris@playhousetheatregroup.org your headshot and resume to schedule an audition