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An Audition for "A Raisin In The Sun"   - Project ID # 1601350
Project Type   Live Event Submission Type   Open Call
Location   Arlington, TX Union   Non-union
Rate/Pay   n/a Release Date   09-08-19
Audition Date   10-12-19 Submission Deadline   10-11-19
Shoot Date      
Casting Category   Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)   Austin, TX>Dallas, TX

The Youngers are a poor African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago. An opportunity to escape from poverty comes in the form of a $10,000 life insurance check that the matriarch of the family (Lena Younger or Mama) receives upon her husband's death. Lena's children, Walter and Beneatha, each have their plans for the money. The oldest son, Walter (a man of 35 with a wife and a young son), wishes to invest in a liquor store. The younger sister, Beneatha, currently a college student, wants to use the money for medical school. Lena has plans as well for the money: she wants to buy a house for the family and finance Beneatha's medical school.

Role # 1 - Walter Lee Younger Submit yourself for this role
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The protagonist of the play. Walter is a dreamer. He wants to be rich and devises plans to acquire wealth with his friends, particularly Willy Harris. When the play opens, he wants to invest his father’s insurance money in a new liquor store venture. He spends the rest of the play endlessly preoccupied with discovering a quick solution to his family’s various problems.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 - Beneatha Younger Submit yourself for this role
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(“Bennie”) - Mama’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. Some of her personal beliefs and views have distanced her from conservative Mama. She dreams of being a doctor and struggles to determine her identity as a well-educated black woman.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 - Lena Younger Submit yourself for this role
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(“Mama”) - 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.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 - Ruth Younger Submit yourself for this role
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Walter’s wife and Travis’s mother. Ruth takes care of the Youngers’ small apartment. Her 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.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 - Travis Younger Submit yourself for this role
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Walter and Ruth’s sheltered young son. Travis earns some money by carrying grocery bags and likes to play outside with other neighborhood children, but he has no bedroom and sleeps on the living-room sofa.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 12 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 - Joseph Asagai Submit yourself for this role
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A Nigerian student in love with Beneatha. Asagai, as he is often called, is very proud of his African heritage, and Beneatha hopes to learn about her African heritage from him. He eventually proposes marriage to Beneatha and hopes she will return to Nigeria with him.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 - George Murchison Submit yourself for this role
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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.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 - Mr. Karl Lindner Submit yourself for this role
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The only white character in the play. 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.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 - Bobo Submit yourself for this role
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One of Walter’s partners in the liquor store plan. Bobo appears to be as mentally slow as his name indicates.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 - Willy Harris Submit yourself for this role
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A friend of Walter and coordinator of the liquor store plan. Willy never appears onstage, which helps keep the focus of the story on the dynamics of the Younger family.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 - Mrs. Johnson Submit yourself for this role
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The Youngers’ neighbor. Mrs. Johnson takes advantage of the Youngers’ hospitality and warns them about moving into a predominately white neighborhood.

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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -