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March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Auditions for Heddatron

Open Call:

Tuesday March 12 • 6-9 PM (Google Form to Sign-up for a 5 minute slot)

Callbacks Wednesday, March 13 • 5–10:30 PM

*Please prepare a one-minute, contemporary monologue in any style. It should be thoroughly memorized and rehearsed.


A wildly creative, absurd and surprising reinvention of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Jane Gordon, a pregnant housewife, is abducted by robots, taken to the rainforest, and forced to perform Hedda Gabler by her robot captors. Meanwhile Nugget, her ten-year old daughter, with the aid of her milquetoast father, an eager documentary filmmaker and her small arms dealing uncle must rescue Jane- whether she wants to be saved or not. As we approach the AI singularity, Heddatron constructs a bizarre and strangely familiar world of reality TV and rocket launchers where everyone, artificial or otherwise, just wants to feel a little bit human.

Schedule :

Rehearsals are M-F 6:30-10 beginning March 18 (excluding Spring Break)

Technical Rehearsals are Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28 • 10 AM to 10 PM

Dress Rehearsals are M-Th April 29- May 2 • 5PM – 10:30 PM

Performances are May 2, 3, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 PM & May 4,12 at 2:30 PM

We employ an Equity Conscious Casting approach and encourage people of ALL races, ethnicities, abilities and ages to audition.

Cast of Characters:


JANE GORDON, pregnant, a trapped animal

RICK GORDON, weak, but not dumb, normal in a frustrating way

NUGGET GORDON, ten-year-old, freakishly brilliant

CUBBY GORDON, figuratively or literally mustachioed, wears rings

ENGINEER, arrogant, smart, used to be picked on as a kid, he’s not supposed to be giving this interview

FILM STUDENT, just barely 20, in over his head

HENRIK IBSEN, Blanche DuBois in muttonchops, unhappy, fragile

MRS. IBSEN, a pistol-whip, not-to-be-reckoned with

ELSE, a fresh young thing, but practical, some kind of accent

AUGUST STRINDBERG, brilliant, sexy, if there were cowboys in Sweden…

STRINDBERG’S MONKEY, a beautiful monkey

LAURA LINNEY, Laura Linney

Robots (Most likely these will be remote controlled or puppeteer. Possibly voiced by actors)

HANS, tall, glowing, muscular, articulate

BILLY, junky, visible rust, stop-start way of speaking.

BRACK-BOT, wears an oversized judge-wig, runs into things, made out of foam

BERTA-BOT, a broom on wheels.

AUNT JULIE-BOT, wears a big tacky hat


For more information or a perusal script contact mmufson@palomar.edu





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