A RAISIN IN THE SUN - Bay Street Theater Auditions

Posted: August 29, 2019

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A RAISIN IN THE SUN - Sag Harbor EPA

Bay Street Theater

AUDITION DATE
Thu, Sep 19, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
TYA $526/week min

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles. See breakdown.

All SM and ASM positions have been filled.

PREPARATION
Please prepare one Side for the audition, which will be provided at the EPA.
Sides will also be available on the Bay Street Theater website www.baystreet.org beginning Thursday September 5, 2019

LOCATION
Bay Street Theater
1 Bay St
Sag Harbor, NY 11963-0022
Corner of Bay and Main

PERSONNEL
Lydia Fort---Director
John Sullivan—Associate Producer

OTHER DATES
Contract dates: October 21 2019-Sunday December 1, 2019

OTHER
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

All roles are Black / African American except where noted
Walter Lee Younger (Lead):
Male, 30-40, African American. Discontented with his status in life as a Black man, he is a dreamer, whose big plans and schemes are fueled by his aspirations and ambitions to become something in the world and make a better life for his family. This role has been cast. Seeking possible future replacements.
Beneatha Younger ('Bennie') (Supporting):
Female, 19-25. Lena’s daughter and Walter’s sister; Beneatha is an intellectual; twenty years old, she attends college and is better educated than the rest of the Younger family; she dreams of being a doctor and struggles to determine her identity as a well-educated black woman.
Lena Younger ('Mama') (Lead):
Female, 55-65. Walter and Beneatha’s mother; the matriarch of the family, Mama is religious, moral, and maternal; she wants to use her husband’s insurance money as a down payment on a house with a backyard to fulfill her dream for her family to move up in the world.
Ruth Younger (Lead):
Female, 29-37. Walter’s wife and Travis’s mother; Ruth takes care of the Youngers’ small apartment; her 11-year marriage to Walter has problems, but she hopes to rekindle their love; she is about thirty, but her weariness makes her seem older; constantly fighting poverty and domestic troubles, she continues to be an emotionally strong woman; her almost pessimistic pragmatism helps her to survive.
Travis Younger (Supporting):
Male, 9-12. Walter and Ruth’s 10-year old young son; Travis earns some money by carrying grocery bags and likes to play outside with other neighborhood children.
Joseph Asagai
Male, 24-34. Black/African Descent, a Nigerian student in love with Beneatha; Asagai, he is very proud of his African heritage; he proposes marriage to Beneatha and hopes she will return to Nigeria with him.
George Murchison:
Male, 29-36. A wealthy, African-American man who courts Beneatha; the Youngers approve of George, but Beneatha dislikes his willingness to submit to white culture and forget his African heritage; he challenges the thoughts and feelings of other black people through his arrogance and flair for intellectual competition.
Mr. Karl Lindner:
35-50. White/European Descent. Mr. Lindner arrives at the Youngers’ apartment from the Clybourne Park Improvement Association; he offers the Youngers a deal to reconsider moving into his (all-white) neighborhood.
Bobo (Supporting):
Male, 30-40. One of Walter’s partners in the liquor-store plan; Bobo appears to be as mentally slow.
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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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