The Laramie Project Auditions
Date Posted: 08/14/12
Organization: Stage Door Inc.
Stage Door Inc. is excited to hold open auditions for 8 to 12 actors to inhabit multiple, diverse roles in Moises Kaufman's The Laramie Project on Sunday, September 2nd and Monday, September 3rd from 7pm to 10pm. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Please plan to attend the entire, 3 hour, audition, and try to attend both nights if possible. This is a non-paying gig.
Auditions will be held at Stage Door Inc. located INSIDE the Pasadena Town Square Mall at 284 Pasadena Town Square Mall, Pasadena, Texas 77521. Please enter the back door of the theatre for the auditions which is located between Sears and Macy's Loading Dock #3, door number #284, there will be signs outside the day of the auditions.
The Laramie Project will run weekends from October 12th through November 4th - Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm, with one Thursday performance on October 25th at 8pm. Rehearsals are held Monday through Friday from 7pm to 10pm with the possibility of weekend rehearsals.
Please attend auditions with a list of conflicts to confirm your availability. Please bring a headshot and resume to your audition.
All actors will be playing multiple roles so those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script for numerous characters at the auditions. The cast will consist of 8 to 12 actors; age range of the characters in the show is from teens (17-19) to mid 50s.
If you would like to get involved but don't want to be on-stage? We are always looking for people to help BACKSTAGE during production (as stage managers, crew, light or sound techs, prop-masters, etc.).
THIS SHOW DOES INCLUDE MATURE LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER.
In October, 1998, 21 year old Mathew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die in the middle of a prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, because he was gay. His name was Matthew Shepard.
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 the crime. They conducted more than 200 interviews with people directly connected to the case and with citizens of Laramie.
Kaufman and his team constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews, their own journals, news reports and their own experiences. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. It is divided into three acts, and an ensemble of actors portrays more than sixty characters in a series of momentary scenes and monologues.
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