A RAISIN IN THE SUN - Bay Street Theater Non Equity Auditions

Posted: September 7, 2019
Audition Location: Sag Harbor, NY

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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce auditions for the Literature Live! production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN. No phone calls please. Local actors are encouraged to audition.

Bay Street Theater is searching for an African American male boy who looks about 10 years old (can be age 9-12) and who is fond of acting, even if they’ve had little experience. The role will have him performing with professional actors who are already members of Actors Equity Association, the theatrical union for actors.  Bay Street will also be auditioning African American adults, though all adults must be members of AEA when auditioning.  
 
Call Type
EPA
 
Date of Audition in Sag Harbor, New York:
THURSDAY, September 19, 2019
10 am – 6 pm; Lunch 1 pm – 2 pm

Location:
Bay Street Theater
1 Bay Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Corner of Bay and Main Streets

Contract:
TYA
$526/week min


Personnel
Lydia Fort – Director
John Sullivan – Associate Producer

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 http://www.baystreet.org
 
Other Dates:
Contract dates: October 21, 2019 - Sunday, December 1, 2019

Other:
An Equity Monitor will not be permitted. The producer will run all aspects of this 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.
 
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. It serves as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.
 

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