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A RAISIN IN THE SUN - Compass Rose Theater Auditions

Posted: June 4, 2014

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A RAISIN IN THE SUN– MD Auditions by APPOINTMENT

Compass Rose Theater|Annapolis, MD


Date of Audition:
6/23/2014





Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Time(s)
OPEN Auditions by APPOINTMENT

Sunday, June 22, 2014
1:00-5:00 pm

Monday, June 23, 2014
4:00-8:00 pm

Contract
Special Appearance
$216 weekly minimum

Location
Compass Rose Studio Theater
1011 Bay Ridge Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403


Seeking
Equity and non-Equity actors, male and female, for A RAISIN IN THE SUN.

See breakdown for more information.

Preparation
Sides will be available at the theater on day of audition.

Please email audition@compassrosetheater.org if you have a medical condition which requires your receiving sides in advance of appointment.

Please bring headshot and resume.

Other Dates
1st rehearsal: August 23, 2014.
Runs September 19, 2014 – October 19, 2014
(Thursday - Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons, some weekday matinees)

Other
Callbacks: Tuesday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 25 Time TBA.

Personnel
Producing Artistic Director: Lucinda Merry-Browne
Stage Director: Lottie Porch
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
· A monitor will

not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
Please email audition@compassrosetheater.org.

Questions - please call 410-980-5857 Leave short message.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Play Description - Winner of four Tony awards, the iconic story of the struggle of an African-American family, who confront the evil of unending prejudice which crushes their dreams, but leaves them unbowed and facing the future with courage and hope.

Male Roles

Walter Lee Younger – African-American male…late 20s, the protagonist, energetic dreamer, full of hope and despair. Wants to raise his family out of poverty…frustrated by his lack of know how.

Travis Younger – African American male, 8-12 years old, energetic but often sad because of all the family’s concerns.

Joseph Asagai – African male, 20s, from Nigeria, college student in love with Beneatha.

George Murchison – African American male, 20s, wealthy college student, likes Beneatha.

Mr. Karl Lindner - White male, 40ish, somewhat diplomatic, wants to stop Younger family from moving into his white neighborhood.

Bobo – African American male, 30s. Walter’s friend and ''business'' partner, somewhat shady.

Female Roles

Beneatha Younger - African American female…20 years old, college student, Walter’s sister and often his antagonist, intellectual/artist…wants to be a doctor and save the world.

Lena Younger (''Mama'') – African American female – late 50s-mid 60s. Family matriarch, strong, caring, fiercely loyal to her beliefs and dreams, uneducated.

Ruth Younger – African American female – late 20s, Walter’s wife, loving mother and wife, but very weary from the burden that poverty adds to their daily life.



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