Circle Players' production of
A Raisin In The Sun
Directed by Clay Hillwig
Monday, February 3 6:30-8 PM & 8-9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 4 6:30-7:00 PM & 8-9:30 PM
Please sign up for one audition slot
Bring a headshot and resume if available (not required)
Bring a list of all conflicts from Feb 5 - April 5
Cold readings from the script; no monologues
Location: Madison Rehearsal Space
901 Madison Square Madison TN 37208
(Back side of Madison Square Shopping Center)
All Roles Available
Casting three African American females (ages 20-60), four African American males (ages 20-50), one African American youth (ages 9-12), one white male (age 30 – 60)
Lena Younger (Mama): (Female - Late 50’s-Early 60’s) The mother of Walter Lee and Beneatha, mother-in-law of Ruth, and grandmother of Travis. Lena's (Mama's) every action is borne out of her abiding love for her family, her deep religious convictions, and her strong will that is surpassed only by her compassion.
Ruth Younger: (Female - Mid 30’s) Walter Lee’s wife; dutiful; competent; fears that Walter Lee’s dreams are too far-fetched; a realist; poverty-weary.
Walter Lee Younger: (Male – Mid 30’s) He is the husband of Ruth, father of Travis, brother of Beneatha, and son of Lena (Mama) Younger. Walter works as a chauffeur and is very unhappy with his position in society. He is obsessed with his dreams of a business venture which will give him financial independence and, in his mind, will make him a more valuable human being.
Beneatha Younger: (Female - Early 20’s) Walter Lee’s younger sister; bright; intellectual; attends college to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor; knows it all and has a disdain for her older brother who clearly doesn’t.
Travis Younger: (Young “Pre-Teen” Male.) Son of Walter and Ruth Younger. Living in a household with three generations in conflict, Travis skillfully plays each adult against the other and is, as a result, somewhat "spoiled." In spite of this, he is a likeable child.
Joseph Asagai: (Male – Mid 20’s) Nigerian college student, friend and suitor of Beneatha. The most travelled character and therefore brings a vastly different perspective for Beneatha to consider. NOTE: Actor must be able to speak with Nigerian accent.
George Murchison: (Male - Early to Mid 20’s) College student, suitor of Beneatha. Comes from money and likes Beneatha, but looks down on her family and their station in life.
Karl Lindner: (Late 30’s- early 40’s) A weak and ineffectual middle-aged white man, Lindner is the spokesman for the white community into which the Youngers plan to move. He has been sent to persuade the Youngers not to move into the white neighborhood.
Bobo: (Male - Mid 30’s) Walter Lee’s friend from the neighborhood and would-be business partner. Sincere, but gullible.