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Sunday, March 4, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Auditions for Oregon State University Theatre’s Spring production of George Orwell’s 1984 will be held March 4-5 at 6:00 pm on the Withycombe Hall Main Stage. The Main Stage is located in Withycombe Hall on the OSU Corvallis Campus, 30th and Campus Way.


This adaptation of Orwell’s classic dystopian novel tells the story of Winston, an Outer Party member who works for Oceania’s Ministry of Truth. Winston begins to have doubts about the tyranny of the Party led by the mysterious Big Brother and attempts to rebel against this terrifying militaristic superstate.


Auditions are open to all OSU students, staff, faculty, and area community members. Roles are available for an ensemble of 12-14. Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Scripts are available for checkout in the Withycombe Theatre Main Office 145.


There will be a cast read-through/meeting March 18. Rehearsals will begin April 2 and run regularly Sundays 12-4 and 6:30-10:30 pm Mondays-Thursdays. Tech/dress rehearsals run May 5-9 and performances are May 10-12 and 18-20. All cast members must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and strike. Please go over your schedules and bring any conflicts to the audition.


If there are any questions please contact the director Elizabeth Helman at Elizabeth.helman@oregonstate.edu




Syme – a timid, bookish Party member (any gender)

Parsons – a jovial and stupid Party member (any gender)

Winston – an intelligent and curious Party member (M)

Messenger – teenage Party member (any gender)

Coffee Vendor – teenage Party member (any gender)

Guards – intimidating Party enforcers (any gender)

O’Brien – Coarse, humorous Inner Party member (M)

Julia – inquisitive young Party member (F)

Loudspeaker – ever present voice of the party (any gender)

Gladys – 14 year old member of the children’s spies organization (F)

Landlady – Unkempt older woman (F)

Waitress/Waiter – Sloppy server (any gender)

Withycombe Hall (campus map)
Main Stage
30th and Campus Way
Elizabeth Helman
1 541 737 3067
elizabeth.helman at oregonstate.edu
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