Guthrie seeks Picture (snapshot ok) and Resumes from young actors (9-13 yrs old) to share a role in A RAISIN IN THE SUN directed by Austene Van.

Guthrie seeks Picture (snapshot ok) and Resumes from young actors (9-13 yrs old) to share a role in A RAISIN IN THE SUN directed by Austene Van.

Time commitment—7th December 2020-13th February 2021


Travis Younger (Black, Male identifying)

The son of Walter Lee and Ruth, Travis is the youngest member of the family- about ten years old. Travis is a good-natured and persistent young boy who, for the most part, obeys his parents and grandmother.

*must be 13 yo through 13th February 2021

Please email your materials to [email protected]

Auditions will be held at a later date.


A bit about the piece:

“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” In 1951, poet Langston Hughes posed these questions, and Lorraine Hansberry answered with a theatrical masterpiece that broke down racial barriers both on and off the stage. The play follows the three-generation Younger family as they grapple with different definitions of the American dream and how to achieve it. When the matriarch, Lena, buys a home in an all-white neighborhood, the Youngers are greeted by thinly veiled racism and financial pitfalls that threaten to pull the family apart and push their dreams out of reach.

To ensure the safety of everyone in the company from COVID-19, we will follow all CDC and state guidelines, along with AEA union approved protocols throughout the production period, as may be amended or updated from time to time.  

The Guthrie Theater is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our work, including the casting of our plays. We seek to hire actors who reflect our world to tell the stories we put onstage, and therefore strongly encourage people of underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to audition.

Contact information

Guthrie Theater
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Posted July 30