CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family (borrowing a plotline from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun).  Act Two is set in the same house in 2009, as now the predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. This excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property.  Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2012 Tony Award for “Best Play.” (WARNING: Strong language. Adult themes. For mature audiences only.)


This critically-acclaimed play offers a treasure trove of interesting roles and a very challenging script – lots of overlapping dialogue, strong language, strong adult themes and a great deal of subtext. Furthermore, the script requires that each of the actors play two different characters; one in Act I, which takes place in 1959 and a different one in Act II, which takes place in 2009.


LOOKING FOR: 4 men - 3 white men (ages 20s to late 40s) and 1 black man (age 30s) 3 women - 2 white women (ages 20s to late 40s) and 1 black woman (age 30s)

AUDITION DATES: Tuesday, Nov. 7th -  7:00 pm – 9:30 pm (by appointment)
or Wednesday, Nov. 8th -  7:00 pm – 9:30 pm (by appointment)

CALLBACKS: Thursday, Nov. 9th - 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Selected actors will read scenes from the script with other actors.

LOCATION: Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre
201 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432

WHAT TO PREPARE: Since the script requires each actor to play two different characters, we will be asking you to read from paired monologues which we will provide you (memorization NOT required). Please prepare to read monologues for each pair of characters you’re interested in. This will give you an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to understand and present different characterizations.

HOW TO AUDITION: Click this link to fill out the online audition form and and this link to download the monologues. After we receive your form, we will email you a 15-minute time slot for a time between 7:00pm and 9:30pm for the audition day you selected. (You do not need to audition both days). Please arrive early in case someone doesn’t show up and your audition time may be bumped up. Once you have performed your monologues, you’re free to leave. After the second evening’s auditions, we will let you know if you need to attend Thursday’s callbacks. Here are the sides for callbacks.

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 16-18 and 23-25, 2018 at Billie Limacher Park Theatre in Joliet.

Walk-ins are welcome and may audition if time permits, however priority will be given to pre-registered actors. QUESTIONS? Email cstewart@lat41.org.


Walk-ins are welcome and may audition if time permits, however priority will be given to pre-registered actors. QUESTIONS? Email cstewart@lat41.org.


Recent Latitude 41 productions include LOVE SEX & THE IRS, DOG SEES GOD, OF MICE AND MEN, THE ODD COUPLE, and THE 39 STEPS. Latitude 41 debuted and produced the long-running holiday puppet show TRANSYLVANIA GENERAL, which returned last Halloween season for performances at the Morris Theatre Guild Playhouse.


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Original photo by Charles Thompson, used under a Creative Commons license.

Theater is a collaborative art--it's more than what happens on the stage under the lights. You can make friends, pick up valuable skills and experience, display your artistry, and have a great time contributing to live, local theater by staying involved after the the auditions. To volunteer to work backstage, with set construction, in the booth, or with marketing for this production, please email info@lat41.org.

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