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Auditions: Trouble in Mind


Thanks to all who auditioned! Please click here for the cast list.

Raleigh Little Theatre is seeking performers for its upcoming production of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress. This show will be presented in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

About the show

Set during rehearsals for a major Broadway production, Trouble in Mind illuminates the inner life of a Black actress struggling with her career. She’s paid her dues throughout the years, playing stereotypical supporting roles in second-rate shows, and is ready for her star turn. Alice Childress’s 1955 play – which finally premiered on Broadway in 2021 – is a funny, moving and heartbreaking look at racism, identity and ego in the high-stakes world of New York theatre.

Important dates

All auditions and callbacks will take place at Raleigh Little Theatre located at 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Optional virtual audition info session: Tuesday, January 16, 7:00-8:00pm – Watch a recording of the info session here!

This information session will include an overview of the audition process, forms, and guidance on how to prepare. This is a great session to attend if you have never auditioned for a show before, never volunteered at RLT, or if you would like to hear more from the director about the process and show.


  • Monday, January 22, 7:00-10:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 23, 7:00-10:00pm
  • Actors only need to attend one of the nights to audition.


  • Monday, January 29 @ 7:00pm

Cast List: Posted on RLT’s website by January 31 at 5:00pm

Rehearsals: February 5 – March 14 on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays 7-10pm, Sundays 1-5pm

Tech rehearsals: Saturday, March 9 – Thursday, March 14

Performances: March 15, 2024 – March 31, 2024. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Questions about auditions? Contact Michele Weathers: michele@nullraleighlittletheatre.org

About the roles

Raleigh Little Theatre encourages actors of any ethnicity, identity, ability, etc. to audition for any role. If the script requires strict adherence to any characteristic(s), those will be listed in the character description.

If you need any specific accommodations to audition, please contact Executive Producer Michele Weathers to make your request. Examples of accommodations made in the past are: wheelchair accessible audition space, large print materials, prompters in the audition room, volunteers to help fill out forms, and auditions by appointment. If you cannot attend the audition, you may submit a video audition to Michele by January 22, 2024.

WILETTA MAYER – African American female, age presenting 35-40. She is experienced in the business and is the lead in the production’s play-within-a-play and the central character of the play.

HENRY – male, age presenting 60-65. The theater’s elderly doorman.

JOHN NEVINS – African American male, age presenting 18-25. A young and idealistic  actor making his Broadway debut.

MILLIE DAVIS – African American female, age presenting 30-38. She is unhappy about the roles she has to play because of her race.

JUDY SEARS – White female, age presenting 18-25. She is a young naïve actor who recently graduated from college and is acting in her first job.

SHELDON FORRESTER – African American male, age presenting 55-65. He is a character actor.

AL MANNERS – White male, age presenting 40-50. He is a well-tweeded product of Hollywood and the director of the play-within-a-play.

EDDIE FENTON – White male actor, age presenting 25-35. The stage manager of the play-within-a-play, eager and quick.

BILL O’WRAY – White male actor, age presenting 45-55. He is worried at all times, except when he’s performing.

About the production team

Director: Kenneth Hinton
Stage Manager: Chris Berg
Scenic Designer: Derrick Ivey
Lighting Designer: Corey Arnold
Sound Designer: John Maruca
Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell

About the auditions

Click here to sign up for an audition time slot!

All auditionees should arrive for the time slot they sign up for on the day they sign up for. Auditionees should prepare a 1 – 2 minute monologue and should also expect to cold read sides from the show. Sides will be provided at the audition.

Please fill out the following paperwork to bring with you to the auditions:

A callback list will be posted by 5pm on January 26. All auditionees that are called back will be asked to read from provided sections of the script.

Volunteer Access Fund

If you face financial barriers related to transportation to the theatre, please check out our Volunteer Access Fund pilot program.