Auditions for A Raisin in the Sun


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​ ​​ ​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
November Theatre.

Union and Non-Union. All performers will be paid.

Please direct questions to

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

Moving​ ​Men