Congratulations to the cast of The Laramie Project! Considering the very talented acting pool, it was a difficult casting process for the both of us and we appreciate each and every person who came in to audition. We are excited to begin working with you on this project! Everyone on the list should plan to attend our read through, which will be held on Monday, June 29 at 7:00. If you have any questions feel free to contact either Moses Ekel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ben Sanford at email@example.com
To view the cast list, click HERE.
Love, Ben & Moses.
ABOUT THE LARAMIE PROJECT:
In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left 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. Written in response to these events, The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
This play will be directed by BWTC senior Moses Ekel and BWTC junior Ben Sanford, and is our organizations 2020 summer student-directed play.
Auditions are open to actors who were in grades 10 through 12 during the recently completed school year (2019-2020). They will take place, by appointment, on Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23.
Actors who wish to audition should sign up for a 10-minute slot by clicking HERE.
Actors should prepare their choice of one of the following four monologues:
- Monologue #1 (Dennis Shepard)
- Monologue #2 (Reggie Fluty)
- Monologue #3 (Jedadiah Schultz)
- Monologue #4 (Catherine Colloney)
If you would like to audition, but are unable to make any of the scheduled audition times, please contact Moses Ekel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a small-cast show, and was originally written for 8 actors.
Rehearsals will begin on Monday, June 29, and will generally be held from 7:00-9:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Not every actor will be needed at every rehearsal; schedules will be determined by the directors and communicated to the cast members.
Dress rehearsals will be held from 6:00-9:30pm on July 27, July 28, and July 29.
There will be four performances of The Laramie Project. They will be held at 7:00pm on July 30, July 31, and August 1, and at 2:00pm on August 2.
Actors who are cast in the show will pay a $75 production fee. This fee helps defray the cost of licensing, scripts (which are purchased), and show materials such as sets, props, and costumes.
The Laramie Project is written as a monologue-style play, with very minimal physical interaction between characters. Physical distancing will be encouraged to the greatest extent artistically possible, and the use of masks will be encouraged outside of times when it is impractical to do so.
That being said, we have to be realistic about what it means to do theatre. We only encourage actors to audition if your family is comfortable with you having closer contact with others then, perhaps, you have had over the past three months. While we will strive to have the safest environment possible — and we will follow all of the government and health department rules regarding the current pandemic — we cannot guarantee our ability to follow every recommendation 100% of the time.
If you have questions or concerns related to COVID-19, please contact Charlie Leonard at email@example.com.
Please note that this play contains very heavy content. If it were a film, it would be rated PG-13.