Auditions for:

Clybourne Park

A Provoking Comedy
Directed by Kathy Keech
Asst. Director – Michelle Sloane 

March 4th and 5th: 6-8pm
Callbacks on March 6th: 6-8pm  


Auditions by appointment. Click here to sign up for your slot

About the Show
: On two separate afternoons, 50 years apart, a modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side becomes a contested site in the politics of race. In a provocative nod to A Raisin in the Sun, featured last season on the Rep stage, Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris takes a hilarious look at what happens when home becomes a battleground.


– 7 Actors (4 Male-Presenting, 3 Female-Presenting)

– All ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged and warmly welcomed to audition

Character Breakdown:

  • Russ (Act I)/ Dan (Act II): Caucasian male, 45-55. In Act I, a middle-management businessman selling his house to escape memories of a family tragedy. In Act II, a friendly but somewhat oblivious construction worker.
  • Bev (Act I)/ Kathy (Act II): Caucasian female, 40s. Married to Russ, whose brooding is eroding her natural optimism. In Act II, a breezy real estate agent and lawyer.
  • Francine (Act I)/ Lena (Act II): African-American female, 30s-40s. A stoic and polite domestic worker to Russ and Bev in Act I. In Act II, a no-nonsense professional woman invested in her neighborhood and fiercely opposed to white gentrification.
  • Albert (Act I)/ Kevin (Act II): African American male, 30s-40s. As husband to Francine in Act I, he is accommodating but a shrewd judge of character. In Act II, an easy-going investment banker married to Lena.
  • Karl (Act I)/ Steve (Act II): Caucasian male, late 30s-40s. In Act I, a character borrowed from “A Raisin in the Sun” who comes to persuade Russ and Bev not to sell their house to a “colored family.” In Act II, a well-educated man, but not exactly a diplomatic one. He’s seeking to purchase the home in the now-black neighborhood.
  • Betsy (Act I)/ Lindsey (Act II): Caucasian female, late 20s– 30s. Married to Karl and seven months pregnant in Act I. Betsy is deaf but does speak, although her speech is difficult to understand. In Act II, a professional woman, also pregnant, who is married to Steve.
  • Jim (Act I)/ Tom/Kenneth (Act II): Caucasian male, mid-20s – 30s. The well-intentioned minister at Russ
    and Bev’s church in Act I. In Act II, a lawyer hired by Kevin and Lena to represent their community association in negotiations with Steve and Lindsey. To is smart and good at his job but in a hurry.

Audition Details/Materials

  • The audition will consist of cold (unrehearsed) readings from the script
  • Click here to look at the script excerpts. Not all will be read at auditions
  • Copies will be provided at your audition, memorization is NOT needed

Important Dates:

  • Rehearsals start April 8th (Final rehearsal schedule will be created once cast)
  • Performing June 7-8, 13-16 and 20-23 (10 Total Performances) 

It is the Rochester Repertory Theatre’s current policy to require anyone involved in a production (director, stage manager, cast, crew, technicians) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate.