Audition Call: Noises Off


Audition Call for Naatak’s 53rd Production


A Play in Hindi

Audition Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm

Audition Venue: Naatak House, 2110D Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara, CA

Show Dates: May 7-15, 2016
Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, CA

Written by Michael Frayn

Directed by Harish Agastya

About the Play

Often called the funniest farce ever written, Michael’s Frayn’s Noises Off is a play-within-a-play, presenting a manic menagerie as a cast of actors rehearsing a sex romp hours before opening night. Lines are forgotten, love triangles unravel, gloves and clothes come off, and there are flying fish everywhere. Can the cast pull their act together on stage amidst all this pandemonium?

The New York Times once called the play “the most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy”. The Wall Street Journal said “If laughter is the best medicine, this flawless show is capable of curing double pneumonia.” Noises Off has won the Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Play and the London Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy.

Language: Hindi
Run-time: 120 minutes
Children under 8 will not be admitted


Female, 35 to 45 years old
Female, 25 to 35 years old
Female, 30 to 40 years old
Female, 25 to 35 years old

Male, 30 to 40 years old
Male, 35 to 45 years old
Male, 35 to 45 years old
Male, 60 to 70 years old
Male, 25 to 35 years old

What Are We Looking For?

Comic timing, especially physical comedy. Voice projection and modulation. Stage presence.


1. Please RSVP for the audition to by Thursday, February 25.
2. You will be given a timeslot between 9 am and 12 noon, and a humorous monologue.
4. Come on Saturday, February 27 morning at your given time and present your monologue.
5. Shortlisted candidates will be assigned passages from the play and asked to come back for a second round which will be held from 12:30 – 4 pm the same day.

Rehearsal Schedule

From the audition date through show dates, 3 to 4 times a week at the NAATAK HOUSE.

Join our Production Team

If you are skilled in graphics design or email campaign design, we have been waiting for you. If you are a marketing whiz, we could use someone with your abilities. If you are creative with sets, props, costumes, or make-up, well, come on over, would you. Email and let’s start working together.