A Raisin in the Sun

By Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by Kevin Sockwell

Monday, October 14
Wednesday, October 16

Auditions start at 7 PM both days, please arrive no later than 7:30 PM*

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).

Auditions will be held at the
Glenview Mansion Cottage
603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville, MD 20851
Callbacks will be on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

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, fill it out, print it out, and bring it to auditions.

Conflict calendar available here. Download it, fill it out, print 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

Cast of Characters

All roles African-Americans except Karl.

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)

Mrs. Johnson - Younger's neighbor. She warns them about moving into a predominately white neighborhood. (F)

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.