The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Kellie Tweeddale
Enquiries 0418 118 241
WHEN: Sunday 16th July 2pm-5pm & Monday 17th July 7pm-10pm.
WHERE: Ashwood College Performing Arts Centre, Vannam Drive Ashwood
HOW: Auditions will be held in small groups, and will run between 30-60 minutes. Bookings are essential.
Character Summary – 4-5M, 4-5F (18 – 80 years)
Characters – 8-10 Males and Females who will take on a range of different characters each. The actors will switch between roughly 60 roles to play the townsfolk of Laramie as well as the members of Tectonic Theater Project who helped to write the play.
Precast characters – None
Synopsis – The Laramie Project comprises of monologues and dialogue based on hundreds of interviews, news reports and court transcripts taken from the people of Laramie after the brutal death of Matthew Shepard. Matthew was a 21 year old University of Wyoming student who was kidnapped in 1998, severely beaten, tortured and tied to a fence to die – all because he was gay. His battered body was found the next day and he died in hospital shortly afterwards.
The Laramie Project is both an uplifting illustration of the human mind and spirit, and a tragic outline of the ways in which ignorance can often blind us.
Other Information – Auditions are by appointment only. You will be required to prepare a monologue from any source (does not need to be memorized) and may be asked to read from the script. Please also bring a recent photo.
American accents required.
Please arrive to your audition time 10 minutes early to read over audition pieces.
Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Although you will not be required at every single rehearsal, due to the ensemble nature of the piece you must be available for the whole rehearsal period, particularly Sundays. You must also be available the full tech/production week (24/September – 1/October).
Email [email protected] or call 0418 118 241 with any questions or to book an audition time.
Performances Sept 28-Oct 1st (5 performances) at Ashwood College. See website for details (www.hartwellplayers.org.au).
This is Hartwell’s entry into the 2017 Victorian Drama League Awards.