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“COSI”

 

By Louis Nowra
Dir: Garry Thomas
Onstage April 2013


Auditions have been held and the successfull auditionees are listed below. Thank you to all those who attended and I hope you will audition again for our future productions.

 

"... when chasing your dreams it helps to be a little crazy ..."

 

About the play:

 

Winner of a NSW Premier's Literary Award for Drama, 'Cosi' is Nowra's second semi-autobiographical play and is set in a mental institution.. '...Nowra has written a terrific play about theatre, madness, illusion, sanity, life: it's a big, splendidly Australian epic....

 

Cosi

Plot summary


The time is 1971; the play is set in a Melbourne mental institution. Lewis is always desperate for work as he states "I need the money". He takes on the role of director.

 

The venue is a theatre that smells of "burnt wood and mould", the cast are patients with very diverse needs, and the play is Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”.

 

Through working with the patients, Lewis eventually discovers a new side of himself which allows him to become emotionally involved and to value love, while anti-Vietnam war protests erupt in the streets outside.

 

Cast

 

 

LEWIS:

Chris Wood

LUCY:

Genna-Kate Ryan

NICK:

Jamie Billings

JUSTIN:

Barry Tomkinson

ROY:

Stephen Ingwell

HENRY:

Steve Millar

DOUG:

Jesse Hobbs

CHERRY:

Karyn Gibson

JULIE:

Libby Wilson

RUTH:

Aimee Borlase

ZAC:

Geoff Kendall

Production Team

 

Director: Garry Thomas

Prdn Manager: Susan Cameron

Stage Manager: Craig Woolgar

Sound/Lighting Design: Craig Blaikie

Sound/Lighting Operator: Emma Gordon

Costumes: Carole Payton

COSI Cast

 

 

Further info, contact Gaz 021 453138 or planetgazza@xtra.co.nz

 

Want to find out more about Auditions?

Elmwood Players has an email list for notifying all interested actors about auditions. It is not limited to stage roles we sometimes get requests from film-makers, independent producers and tv/film students who all need actors for their projects.

 

Register on the Elmwood Audition list by emailing Garry:

prez@elmwood-players.org.nz