8/11 The Laramie Project at Evergreen Players

In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, and others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of their reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences. A breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Directed by Angela Astle.

Performance dates: October 19 – November 11, 2012.

Audition Details

Auditions will be held at Center/Stage, Evergreen (directions), on Saturday August 11th, at 9:00am-3:00pm. Please emailproductionmgr@evergreenplayers.org for an appointment time for a closed audition.

Call backs will be Sunday, Aug 12 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Center/Stage

It would be helpful if you could bring the following:

  • Copy of your Resume
  • Headshot
  • Dates of your prior commitments

Please prepare a 1 min. dramatic monologue.

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8 High School student roles
8 adult roles





One thought on “8/11 The Laramie Project at Evergreen Players

  1. I don’t go to many plays, but as a layman theater buff, this was definitely a great start. I was familiar with what happened in Laramie but this play gave different views of the tragedy and BOY were the actors good! There’s about 12 or so of them who reflect MANY different people each. They seemed so believable, to a point I felt like talking out loud to them. AND I found out by meeting one of the actors, that every line is VERBATIM! Everything the actor’s say, is exactly what that person said in their actual interview (mannerisms & all – cool huh?). For me, it was a roller coaster…..one second I was mad, I was laughing, I was mad again, then I was sad……it really made me think. Loved it. I say go see it!

    Posted by Jen S. | October 23, 2012, 3:07 pm

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