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A RAISIN IN THE SUN - Playmakers Repertory Company Auditions

Posted: October 11, 2012

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- Submit Photo / Resume for NYC Appointments
Playmakers Repertory Company(Chapel Hill, NC)LORT; $800/week
Producing Artistic Director: Joseph Haj
Director:Raelle Myrick-Hodges
Playwright: Lorraine Hansberry
Casting: Stephanie Klapper Casting
1st Rehearsal: December 18th, 2012. Runs: January 26 - March 2, 2013

NYC auditions will be held on October 18, by appointmentonly.
Seeking submissions fromActors' Equity Members onlyfor these auditions.

For consideration, email picture and resume to:
Indicate in the subject line: A RAISIN IN THE SUN / AEA Submission

Debuting in 1959 and nominated for multiple Tony Awards, A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway.

In this groundbreaking drama proceeds from a life insurance policy give the Younger famil
y hope for a better life. Can their “dreams deferred” be realized by moving into a home in an all-white neighborhood when they are confronted with conflicting desires within the family and racial prejudice outside their door?


Walter Lee (mid to late 30s, African American) He has always been a hard worker, but equally a dreamer. Not necessarily looking for an 'easy way out' of the family’s current situation, but he believes that he and his family have worked hard and deserve more than they have. He wants to be rich and devises plans to acquire wealth with his friends. He is married to Ruth whom he loves more than the sun.

Beneatha(reads 20, African American) Walter Lee’s younger sister. She is the closest thing to a 'hippie' of the 50's. She is adventurous and sees her life as something larger than the one being dictated to her by her current situation. She is an intellectual and currently attending college. She is better educated than the rest of the Younger family. She dreams of being a doctor and struggles to establish her identity as a well-educated black woman.

*George (reads 20 – 25, African-American) The opposite of Asagai. Courting Benethea. Her family likes him more than she does. He has traditional ideas as to what a family should be and what a man should be.He’s arrogant, wealthy, and conceited.

*Please note: The actor cast as George MAY also be cast in the roles of Kevin/Albert in Clybourne Park, which will be playing in rep. with “A Raisin in the Sun”. The salary is as noted above.

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