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 Audition Notices

All auditions take place at Spotlight Theatre, 129 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081 (PAC Center). 

Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. (

Sunday, June 18th, 2023, 7-9 PM

Call backs, if necessary: Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 7-9 PM

Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue – Comedic or Dramatic

Spotlight Theatre is holding auditions for Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Based on the novel by Ken Kesey, this is a dramatic play that asks what it means to be sane or insane, and more importantly, who gets to define what qualifies as sanity or insanity. Additional themes explored are human dignity vs. institutionalization, societal pressures and individual shame, sexuality and emasculation. The play draws a clear connection between men’s sexuality and their freedom—their very ability to be “men”.


Director Jess Stinson is seeking actors for the following roles:

BILLY BIBBIT – (Male Patient, Age 20 – 30) Extremely shy and has a bad stutter. He seems younger than his age. Dominated by his mother, who is one of Nurse Ratched’s close friends. Billy is voluntarily in the hospital.

DALE HARDING – (Male Patient, Age 40+) College educated with a sharp mind and tongue. He is President of the Patients’ Council. Although he is married, he is effeminate and questions his own masculinity.

CHESWICK – (Male Patient, Age 30 ‐ 60) Eager and quick to argue or fight. Aggressively defiant yet cringing. All talk, no action.

MARTINI – (Male Patient, Age 25 – 60) A little Italian man who lives in a world of delusional hallucinations.

RUCKLY – (Male Patient, Age 25 – 50) A Chronic patient who was once curable, but was transformed into a permanent resident due to a botched lobotomy. He uses foul language.

CANDY STARR – (Female, Age 20 – 40) A prostitute from Portland with a “heart of gold.” She is physically attractive and passive, and helps Billy Bibbit lose his virginity. She will have physical, kissing scenes. ·

SANDRA ‐ (Female, Age 30 ‐ 45) Candy’s older and less‐physically attractive friend who comes with her to the party at the ward. She will have physical, kissing scenes.

AIDE WARREN and AIDE WILLIAMS – (Females, Ages 20 – 40) They are day time aides, who are cruel and demeaning to the patients. They are Nurse Ratched’s stooges. They will have physical, fight scenes, and both use foul language) ·

AIDE TURKLE – (Female, Age 50 – 70) She is a nighttime orderly for Nurse Ratched’s ward. An elderly tech/night staff member who smokes marijuana, McMurphy bribes her to help arrange the final party.


Rehearsals will begin on July 10th and then run Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays at 7 PM. Mandatory Tech week is 9/24-9/28.

Performance dates are:

Friday, September 29th at 8 PM

Saturday, September 30th at 8 PM

Sunday, October 1st at 2 PM

Friday, October 6th at 8 PM

Saturday, October 7th at 8 PM

Sunday, October 8th at 8 PM

Please email the Director, Jess Stinson, with any questions at:

Thank you for your interest!

Covid-19 Policy:  We require all performers to be fully vaccinated. Mask policies will follow current CDC guidelines.

TO SAVE TIME: Please print a copy of the audition form from the link below, complete it (please add name of show) and bring it with you to the audition. (Copies will be available at auditions for those who are unable to print it from the website.)

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For more information call 484-326-5172 or email

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