A Raisin in the Sun

By Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by Kevin Sockwell

Sunday, December 8 @ 5 PM
Monday, December 9 @ 7 PM

Please plan to arrive no later than an half hour after the start time*.

Auditions will include cold readings from the script, individually and in groupings. Please be prepared to list your conflicts (i.e, dates when you can’t attend rehearsals).

Please prepare 16 bars of a broadway show tune or a folk song and bring the music. An accompanist will be provided.

The December 8 auditions will be held at The Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

The December 9 auditions will be held at The Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, December 11 @ 7 PM

No appointments. All roles are unpaid.

All our shows use Open Casting, with no roles pre-selected. RLT is committed to diversity, open to non-traditional casting, and will consider actors of all ethnicities.

Audition form available here. Download it, print it out, fill it outand bring it to auditions.

Conflict calendar available here. Download it, print it out, fill it out, and bring it to auditions.

For more information about auditions, contact the production team at

*Directors love actors who arrive on time.

Performance Dates

January 2020: 24, 25, 26*, 31
February 1, 2*

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
* Sunday Matinees at 2 pm

Production Staff


Kevin Sockwell


Ken Kemp


David Levin

Stage Manager

Aaron Skolnik

Set Designer

Maggie Modig

Master Carpenter

Narcy Klag

Light Designer

Steve Deming

Costume Designer

Laura W. Andruski

Property Master/Set Dressing

Anne Cary


Nancy Carlin

Cast of Characters

Walter Younger - A dreamer who wants to be rich and devises plans to to so by purchasing a liquor store with friends from his mother's inheritance. (M- 30-40)

Ruth Younger - Walter's wife and Travis's mother. Struggles to manage the household under the critical eye of Lena and dealing with Walter's pie in the sky dreams. (F- 30-40)

Lena Younger (Mama) - Walter and Beneatha's mother. Religious, moral and maternal family matriarch. (F)

Beneatha Younger (Bennie) - Lena's daughter and Walter's sister. Most educated one of the family who dreams of being a doctor and is in love with Assagai. (F- 20)

Joseph Asagai - Called Asagai. A charming, dapper Nigerian student in love with Beneatha. (M- 20s)

George Murchison - A wealthy African-American who also courts Beneatha. (M- 20s)

Karl Linder - Caucasian man who attempts to convince the Youngers not to move into a rich, all-white neighborhood. (M)

Bobo - Mentally challenged and a partner with Walter in buying the liquor store. (M)

Travis Younger - Walter and Ruth's son. (M- 9-12)


Set in Chicago's South Side in the 1950s, this racially relevant classic depicts the dreams and ambitions of the Younger family as they await and then receive a life-altering insurance check. Faced with daily tensions, prejudice and a harsh reality, the family struggles to maintain dignity amidst the chaos.