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Auditions: Blood at the Root


Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau on Monday July 22nd and Tuesday July 23rd with callbacks on Wednesday July 24th. The production will be directed by Lormarev Jones.

Important dates

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, July 22nd and 23rd. Registration from 6:30pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre Lobby. Please sign up for an audition slot on our SignupGenius page.

Callbacks: July 24th at 7:00 pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre

First cast meeting: Monday, August 12th

No conflicts after Sunday, September 8th

Preview: Thursday, September 26th.

Opening: Friday, September 27th.

Performances: September 27th – October 13: performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.

Possible Extension Dates: October 17th – October 20th.

Strike: October 13th, following the 3:00pm show (or October 20th if extended). All actors are expected to participate in strike.

About the show

When a Black student disrupts the status quo at her high school by occupying space typically reserved for white students, her community erupts in hate speech, violence, and chaos. Inspired by the Jena Six case, which roiled tensions in Louisiana in 2006, Morisseau’s play scrutinizes the intrinsic links between justice, bias, and identity. Moving, lyrical, and bold, Blood at the Root probes the complexities of race, individual freedoms, and what justice means when biases have been normalized.

About the roles

Please note, this play depicts actual events and contains strong language and imagery. 

Raylynn – Black woman, young adult, 18

Toria – White woman, young adult, 18

Asha – White woman, young adult, 18

Justin – Black man, young adult, 18

Colin – White man, young adult, 18

De’Andre – Black man, young adult, 16

Ensemble – Will cast 3 – 5 additional ensemble members.

About the auditions

Please sign up for an audition slot on our SignupGenius page.

Please prepare a monologue or a poem no longer than 90 seconds to perform for the first round of auditions.

Callback list will be posted on the RLT website by Noon on Wednesday, July 24th. Callbacks will include cold readings from the script as well as some group scene devising!

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here are some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:

Contact Patrick Torres at with any questions.