Garden Theatre
Garden Theatre 2020 - A Raisin in the Sun PLAY Submission

-Self-taped recording of a 1-2 min Dramatic or Serio-Comedic monologue (no longer than two minutes)

Any submission after 11:59pm on Friday, October 2nd will not be considered.


Seeking Union* and Non-Union actors ages 18+. One Non-Union role available for actors age 9 - 14.

Please submit headshot, resume and a self-taped recording of a 1-2 min Dramatic or Serio-Comedic monologue to Auditions Manager no later than 11:59pm on Friday, October 2nd. Any submission after 11:59pm on Friday, October 2nd will not be considered.

Callback is by invitation only and will take place virtually.

*Equity is not currently processing Guest Artist or Special Appearance Applications - we will be in communication with the association and should we reach an agreement we will be considering Equity members for this production.

(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/) 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.
(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.

(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, 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/MOVER- (30s-50s African-American/Black/African Descent) He is part of the business plan with Walter to raise the funds to open a liquor store. He has the emotionally difficult task of informing Walter that the third business partner left town with their investment money.

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


The Garden Theatre strongly encourages performers of all ethnicities, and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

Stipends for Actors 18+ begin at $1000
Stipends for Actors under 18 begin at $250

All Performers MUST have own housing and transportation.


For inquiries, please contact:

Evan Valle / Company Manager
407-877-4736 ext 207

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