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A Raisin In The Sun Auditions by Appointment

Compass Rose Theater
Category: Performer


Compass Rose Theater | Annapolis, MD

Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Special Appearance
$216/week AEA minimum

Producing Artistic Director: Lucinda Merry-Browne
Stage Director: Lottie Porch
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
• A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Other Dates
1st rehearsal: August 23, 2014. Runs September 19, 2014 – October 19, 2014 (Thursday - Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons, some weekday matinees)

3 actors: 1 man, 1 boy, 1 woman.

See breakdown.

Play Description - Winner of four Tony awards, the iconic story of the struggle of an African-American family, who confront the evil of unending prejudice which crushes their dreams, but leaves them unbowed and facing the future with courage and hope.

Male Roles

Walter Lee Younger
(Age Range 20-30) African-American male…late 20s, .the protagonist, energetic dreamer, full of hope and despair. Wants to raise his family out of poverty…frustrated by his lack of know how.

Travis Younger
(Age Range 10-13) African American male, 8-12 years old, energetic but often sad because of all the family’s concerns.

Female Roles –

Lena Younger
(“Mama”) (Age Range 45-65)– African American female – late 50’s-mid 60’s. Family matriarch, strong, caring, fiercely loyal to her beliefs and dreams, uneducated.

For appointment, email office@compassrosetheater.org

Questions - call 410-980-5857 Leave short message.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Compass Rose Theater


Annapolis, MD


[Name Withheld]
Phone: 410-980-5857

Response Method(s):
By Email
By Phone
At Audition

Audition Information


OPEN Auditions by APPOINTMENT (Equity/Non-Equity)
Thursday, July 3, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Compass Rose Theater
49 Spa Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

Notes/What to bring:

Sides will be available at the theater on day of audition. Please email if you have a medical condition which requires your receiving sides in advance of appointment. Please bring headshot and resume.

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