A RAISIN IN THE SUN
A PLAY BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY
DIRECTION BY TAWNYA PETTIFORD-WATES
Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 6-10 p.m. at Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 West Broad St.
Auditions are by appointment only. Please e-mail email@example.com to request an appointment.
Include RAISIN - AUDITION REQUEST in the subject line.
Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, September 26.
Those auditioning are asked to read from the script. Sides will be sent via e-mail by Sept 20,
Rehearsals begin January 23, 2018 for a run of February 14 – March 11, 2018 at Virginia Rep’s
Union and Non-Union. All performers will be paid.
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Casting the following roles:
Walter Lee - a dreamer, whose big plans and schemes are fueled by his aspirations and ambitions to become something in the world.
Beneatha – Walter Lee’s younger sister, college student studying to be a doctor; bright, confident, opinionated, and extremely intelligent; fully invested in exploring new ideas about her identity, heritage and religion
Lena Younger (Mama) – Walter Lee’s mother and the Matriarch of the Younger family; straightforward, honest, and principled; a strong woman who worked her entire life, against incredible odds, to create a safe and loving home where her children could flourish.
*This role is CAST. Seeking cover only.
Ruth Younger - married to Walter Lee; pragmatic, strong, and hard-working, is exhausted from bearing the weight of running a family, working a full-time job, and managing their tight finances
Bobo - One of Walter’s partners in the liquor store plan.
Travis Younger - energetic, clever, honest, but not above manipulating the adults around him to get what he wants; looks up to his father and adores the women in his life, a city kid who never had a yard to play in, but finds a world of fascination in the street outside his apartment building
Joseph Asagai - a Nigerian student in love with Beneatha, intelligent, thoughtful, charming, with the assurance and charisma of a revolutionary
George Murchison - a fellow student and suitor of Beneatha’s, smooth, confident, cocky, comes from a wealthy family, carries with him a sense of entitlement
Karl Lindner - an emissary sent from the Clybourne Park Improvement Association to visit the Youngers; intelligent, political, and diplomatic