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A RAISIN IN THE SUN - Westport Country Playhouse Auditions

Posted: June 27, 2012

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A RAISIN IN THE SUN - Equity Principal Auditions
Westport Country Playhouse
Westport, CT

Call Type
Equity Principal
Date of Audition
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Thursday, July 26, 2012
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1-2.
> EPA Rules are in effect.
> A monitor will be provided.
Artistic Director: Mark Lamos
Artistic & Management Coordinator: Kim Furano
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Director: Phylicia Rashad
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting
Other Dates
First Rehearsal (in Westport): September 14, 2012.
Opening: October 13th.
Closing: November 4th.
Special Agreement. SeeOther.
Actors (m/f). See Breakdown for character details.
A breakdown has been added for this notice.
Please prepare a monologue (2 minutes or less) from a 20th-Century American play. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.
$690/week minimum. Theatre states that it will pay $725/week, “favored nations”.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.



RUTH YOUNGER (early 30’s, African American)
An attractive, yet world-worn woman for whom life has held many dreams and disappointments. She is a steadfastly dedicated mother and wife, but not blindly so; she is pragmatic and grounded firmly in the reality of her life.

TRAVIS YOUNGER (10, African American) NOTE: The actor can be older but should “play” 10. Walter and Ruth’s son, a sturdy and handsome boy who is helpful, playful, and mischieveous

WALTER LEE YOUNGER (mid 30’s, African American)
Ruth’s husband. Handsome, lean and intense, who seeks his place in, as well as his piece of, the American dream.

BENEATHA YOUNGER (early 20’s, African American)
Walter’s younger sister. She is as serious as her brother, but her demeanor is colored by a sharp intellect and a biting sarcasm rooted in the sense of superiority provided by her education.

LENA YOUNGER (MAMA) (early 60’s, African American)
A strong woman who subtly embodies grace and beauty. She glows with wit and faith, her eyes lit with expectancy and interest. She is a wise and beautiful woman who has not let the challenges of her life diminish her hope for life and trust in her family. Her soft speech is as careless as her carriage is noble.

JOSEPH ASAGAI (early 20’s, African American)
A handsome, striking, and intriguing young man who radiates confidence and conviction. He carries himself like a sophisticated intellectual and is clearly passionate about his beliefs, but also possesses the easy and almost light-hearted air of someone who is truly comfortable in their skin.

GEORGE MURCHISON (early 20’s, African American)
A traditionally handsome young man, possessing the air of entitlement that comes from wealth that was not earned. He is an open book, wearing his opinions and desires on his sleeve.

KARL LINDNER (late 30’s to 50’s, Caucasian)
A quiet-looking, unassuming man with a careful demeanor. He is gentle, but not warm.

BOBO (30’s-50’s, African American)
Simple, but not unaware.

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