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Invictus Theatre

A Raisin in the Sun

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: $125 Stipend

Invictus Theatre Company is excited to announce auditions for their upcoming production of A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Aaron Reese Boseman. The performances will be on February 17th-March 15th and will take place at The Buena, 4147 N Broadway.

Auditions will be held, on Saturday, December 7th 10am-5pm, and on Sunday, December 8th 2:30-8pm Callbacks will be on Tuesday, December 10th from 6:30-9:30pm. Both auditions and callbacks will be held at North Shore Baptist Church, Room 309, 5244 N Lakewood Ave .

Auditions will be held at North Shore Baptist Church Room 309 5244 N Lakewood Ave Chicago, IL

Character Breakdown:
Invictus Theatre Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender, ability, nationality, religion, or any other protected status by law. All are encouraged to audition.

(Mid to Late 20s- Early 30s, African-American/ Black/ African Descent) - A dreamer. He wants to be rich and devises plans to acquire wealth with his friends. Endlessly preoccupied with discovering a quick solution to his family's various problems.

(Early 20s, African-American/ Black/ African Descent) - An intellectual. A college student. Some of her personal beliefs and views have distanced her from her conservative mother. She dreams of being a doctor and struggles to determine her identity as a well-educated black woman.

(40s-60s, African-American/ Black/ African Descent/ Southern Dialect Required.) Walter and Beneatha's mother. The matriarch of the family. 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.

(Mid to Late 20s- Early 30s, African-American/ Black/ African Descent) 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.

(9-14 Years Old, African-American/ Black/ African Descent) 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.

(Early to Mid 20s, African-American/ Black/ African Descent. Nigerian Dialect Required.) A Nigerian student in love with Beneatha. Very proud of his African heritage. He eventually proposes marriage to Beneatha and hopes she will return to Nigeria with him.

(Early to Mid 20s, Early 30s), African-American/ Black/ African Descent) "George"- A wealthy man who courts Beneatha. Has a 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.

"Bobo"-One of Walter's partners in a business venture. Bobo appears to be as mentally slow as his name indicates.

(30s-60s, Caucasian/ White) Arrives at the Youngers' apartment from the Clybourne Park Improvement Association.

MRS. JOHNSON/ Lena Younger u/s
(40s-60s, African-American/ Black/ African Descent. Southern Dialect required) The Youngers' neighbor. Annoying but yet endearing.Takes adavantage of the Youngers' hospitality. Warns them about moving into a predominantly white neighborhood.

Time Commitment:
Rehearsals: January 4th-February 6th Monday-Thursday 6:30-9:30pm, Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm
Tech: February 8th-February 12th
Previews: February 13th-February 16th
Opening Night: February 17th
Performances: February 20th-March 15th Thursday-Monday performances

*There will also be one daytime matinee-date and time TBD

Material To Prepare:
Sides will be provided.

Contact Info:
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Audition Dates:

Dec 7 10-5pm
Dec 8 2:30-8pm
Dec 10 Callbacks 6:30-9:30pm
Posted Date: Nov 18, 2019