Kudzu Playhouse's production of
Directed by Daniel Mullins
February 9, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Hernando Performing Arts Center
October 14, 2017 2:00 pm - Hernando Public Library
Winston Smith, living under the totalitarian rule of the Party, has the idea of writing a diary. It is a crime punishable by death and there is no way of knowing if he is being watched. He imagines two futures—in one, a future readership in a free society think of him as a hero; in the other he is caught, executed and forgotten. Perhaps both things are true. That day, during the obligatory “Two Minutes Hate,” he wondered who else might be harbouring thoughts of rebellion, and who may be working for the Thought Police. Winston starts the diary. He writes the year, so far as he knows it: 1984. This multi-award winning adaptation of George Orwell’s ultimate dystopian novel continues to resonate throughout the world.
Please prepare an approximately 2 minute monologue, preferably dramatic but dark comedy would also be acceptable. In addition to the monologue, the audition will consist of readings from the sides available below. Please also print, fill out and bring with you a completed audition form.
SYME – a pale, timid, scholarly person, hesitant and self-effacing in manner.
PARSONS – is a jovial, stupid and unpleasant-looking woman approaching middle age.
WINSTON – is an intelligent young man who disagrees with much of what he encounters but is too careful to express those feelings.
MESSENGER and COFFEE VENDOR – are both teenage girls.
GUARDS – tall and imposing, they are the embodiment of the Party’s power.
O’BRIEN – is coarse, humorous and brutal. In spite of his formidable appearance, he does have a certain charm of manner.
JULIA – is a small, beautiful young woman. Desperate to escape the party’s influence she sinks too quickly into a love affair with Winston.
GLADYS – is a fourteen-year old girl. A member of the children’s Spies organization.
LANDLADY – The landlady is an unkempt, old woman. She is one of the “proles”.
WAITRESS (or WAITER) – Rather slovenly and unkempt. A member of the outer party.