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Clybourne Park
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts/UW Tacoma/Toy Boat Theatre

  • Clybourne Park
  • Broadway Center for the Performing Arts/UW Tacoma/Toy Boat Theatre
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Project Begins: Mar 4, 2018
  • Project Ends: May 12, 2018

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  • Contact Person: Marilyn Bennett, Stage Director
  • Primary Phone: (253) 495-3041
  • Email
  • Mailing Address:

    2805 North Alder Street
    Tacoma, WA 98407

    Prefered method of submission: Arrive for audition

    Audition Location:
    AUDITON LOCATION: UWT campus: Broadcast Studio 007 Cherry Parkes Bldg.
    1918 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma. The theatre is located immediately behind Indochine Restaurant; enter between the restaurant and its bar off of Pacific Avenue, or from the west ent

    Submission instructions:
    Bring headshot/resume if you have them; audition forms at the site

A collaboration between UW Tacoma, Broadway Center, and Toy Boat Theatre;
seeking a diverse ensemble of 7 UWT student and community actors;
open to ALL interested area actors, ages 17-adult

In Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris imagines what might have happened immediately after, and 50 years after Lorraine Hansberry's ground-breaking play, A Raisin in the Sun, in a devastating, darkly funny clash of racism and real-estate.
Performances May 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 2018 at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Studio 3, in Tacoma
Synopsis at


Other details:
We will begin "soft" (2-3 per week maximum) rehearsals the second week of March, while UWT students complete their term, finals, and spring break.
Our full rehearsal schedule, TBA according to cast availability, will begin the week of March 26 (first week of spring term at UWT), and run at UWT until April 29, when we load in, tech., dress and run at BCPA, Studio 3.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Actors all play 2-3 characters; pairings TBD. White/mixed-race characters may include some ethnicity beyond caucasian; black characters must be persons of color.
Actor playing Betsy may be hearing or partial hearing; actor must play a fully hearing second act character.

Act 1, 1959:
Russ, white/mixed race, 40's;
Bev (married to Russ), white/mixed race 40's;
Francine, (Bev's housekeeper) black 30's;
Albert (married to Francine), black, 30's;
Jim (pastor, white/mr, late 20's);
Karl (homeowner assoc. rep), white/mr, 30's;
Betsy (married to Karl), late 20's, white/mr; deaf, pregnant.

Act 2, 2009:
Tom (homeowner's assoc. rep), white/mr, 20's-30's;
Lindsey (home buyer) white/mr, 20's-30's, pregnant;
Kathy (Betsy and Karl's daughter) white/mr, 40's;
Steve (married to Lindsey) white/mr, 30's;
Lena (niece of former home-owner) black, 30's;
Kevin (married to Lena), black 30's;
Dan (contractor, white/mr) 30's;
Kenneth (Russ and Bev's son) white/mr, 20's.

Audition/Interview Dates:
February 27 and 28, 6:30pm

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
March 2, 6:30pm

Audition Requirements:
Cold readings from the script; sides provided. Will read in pairs/groups, to be determined by the director. Plan to arrive at 6:30 and stay up to 2 hours.

Sides/Script download:
Synopsis at

Monetary compensation:
UWT students may get Spring course credit for participation; community actors receive $200.00

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