Whether you have performed before, or are new and have the desire, there is a place for you at OTP!
by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Director: Teri Heffron
Auditions on Monday November 28th & Tuesday November 29th 6:30-9:30 in the Schmuckal Theatre,
lower level of Old Town Playhouse 148 E 8th St. .
February3, 4, 5**, 9, 10, 11, 12**, 16, 17, 18
Performances are at 7:30 PM and **2:00pm for Matinees
Hate can happen anywhere.
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. 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, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the 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 in Laramie. 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.
“A pioneering work of theatrical reportage and a powerful stage event.” —Time Magazine.
“Astonishing. Not since Angels in America has a play attempted so much: nothing less than an examination of the American psyche at the end of the millennium.” —Associated Press.
“There emerges a mosaic as moving and important as any you will see on the walls of the churches of the world…nothing short of stunning…you will be held in rapt attention.” —NY Magazine.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Sign up online in advance below.
ROLES AVAILABLE: The Laramie Project is an ensemble work utilizing 4 Women and 4 Men (more, if needed, and at the director's discretion))
Looking forward to seeing you at auditions!
AUDITIONS FOR 2022-2023 MAINSTAGE SEASON
The Play that Goes Wrong
January 16 & 17
January 30 & 31
General Audition Information
Auditions are typically held 8-10 weeks before a show is to be performed. As specific show information becomes available it will be listed above.
Auditionees are usually asked to read from the script of the show being auditioned. It is highly encouraged that auditionees have read the script in advance. On occasion, specific readings may be selected by the director for auditions.
For musical auditions, auditionee should prepare a short memorized solo (approx. 2 minutes, with accompaniment) and should bring sheet music to auditions. Accompanists are provided for auditions. Solos do not need to be from the production being auditioned for. Depending on the production, auditionees may be asked to learn a short dance combination, to be performed in the audition in a small group setting, or may be asked to partipate in other movement activities.
Upcoming audition dates are listed below. Additional information about each production may be read on the page pertaining to each show under our performances tab or follow the link provided below.
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