Auditions in DC Area (Landover, Maryland) for “A Raisin in the Sun”

By | June 5, 2023

The Kent Baptist Church presents “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Auditions for “A Raisin in the Sun” in Landover, Maryland which is in the Washington, DC area.

The production has been holding auditions and there are still a few roles to fill.  Those roles are listed on the casting notice graphic on this page.

Auditions for the play are by appointment only and they are only considering actors who are local to the DC area.  In person auditions will be held at the Kent Baptist Church on June 10th.

“A Raisin in the Sun” is being directed by Toby Palmer and Simone Walker is the producer / stage manager.

“A Raisin in the Sun” is a powerful and groundbreaking play written by Lorraine Hansberry. Set in the 1950s, it revolves around the Younger family, an African-American family living in a cramped apartment on the south side of Chicago. The play delves into the dreams, struggles, and conflicts faced by each member of the family as they grapple with poverty, racial discrimination, and their own personal aspirations. The pivotal element of the play is a life insurance check received by the family following the death of the patriarch, which becomes the catalyst for their hopes and dreams. Hansberry expertly explores themes of racial identity, social inequality, and the pursuit of the American Dream, making “A Raisin in the Sun” a timeless and thought-provoking piece of literature that continues to resonate with audiences to this day.

See below for the details about how to audition for the production.

A Raisin in the Sun casting notice for Washington, DC area.



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