Wednesday, February 10, 2010
CAST announces auditions for the upcoming spring play, "The Laramie Project" written by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project and directed by Mary Fassel.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 at Columbia Center for the Arts in the studio.
Performance dates are May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and a matinee on May 23.
In October 1998, a 21-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, Wyo. His battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. Matthew Shepard was the victim of this assault because he was gay.
Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie six times over the next year and a half to conduct interviews with the people of the town. From these interviews they constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
The cast will consist of a very broad spectrum of ages ranging from 18 to 80, with an equal number of men and women. The size of the cast will run from 12 to 16 people.
This is an opportunity to test your skills as an actor by performing as several different characters throughout the show.
Persons who would like to read a copy of the play or have questions before auditions can contact the director, Mary Fassel, at 541-490-6633.