A Raisin in the Sun

Audition Notice

Theatreworks, located in Colorado Springs, CO, is currently accepting Equity and non-Equity auditions for A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Video links will be sent to the director, based out of Chicago, for casting.

Theatreworks operates under an SPT 5 Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association with a minimum $425 per week for AEA actors. All positions are paid.

Theatreworks is committed to diversity and we encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.



Please prepare a video audition using one or two of the provided sides, then forward your audition link (please do not attach video files) to


A Raisin in the Sun will be directed by guest director Nambi E. Kelley.

Production Dates

Cast Breakdown

The following roles are available:

Ruth Younger

(Female identified, to play 30-35) – Walter Lee’s wife; dutiful; competent; fears that Walter Lee’s dreams are too far-fetched; a realist; poverty-weary.

Beneatha Younger

(Female identified, to play early 20s) – 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.

Joseph Asagai

(Male identified, to play early 20s) – Nigerian college student, friend and suitor of Beneatha. The most travelled character and therefore brings a vastly different perspective for Beneatha to consider. Actor must be able to speak with Nigerian accent.


(Male identified, to play middle-aged) – Walter Lee’s friend from the neighborhood and would-be business partner. Sincere, but gullible.

Travis Younger

(Male identified, to play preteens) – son of Walter Lee and Ruth. Energetic; hopeful; looks up to his father; loves his mother but often clashes with her. Discouraged about the family’s financial situation.

George Murchison

(Male identified, early 20s) – College student, suitor of Beneatha. Comes from money and likes Beneatha, but looks down on her family and their station in life.