Students can audition for The Laramie Project production by Jan. 27

UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance announces auditions for the Spring 2021 production of The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project. The production will be directed by Rebecca Stone Thornberry.

UW-Green Bay students from any major or discipline are encouraged to audition. The director specifically encourages auditions from students of all communities, including BIPOC actors, actors of all abilities, trans and gender non-conforming actors, and other members of historically and currently marginalized communities that are not well represented or are misrepresented onstage.

The Play
The Laramie Project is based on interviews conducted by the Tectonic Theater Project after the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998. The incident was covered extensively by the press and the company travelled to Laramie and interviewed residents of the town.

Casting
Director Rebecca Stone Thornberry is looking to cast a diverse group of flexible actors who can each play multiple roles and create characters who are physically and vocally distinct. The production will be recorded and edited to be streamed online in April 2021.The rehearsal period is scheduled to begin (virtually) in February 2021 with plans to record in University Theatre on the Green Bay Campus in late March and / or early April.

Auditions
There are two ways to audition.
1) by scheduling a virtual audition with the director by Jan. 27 or
2) by uploading a video of your audition to TEAMS (or your own YouTube or similar site) by Jan. 27.

Auditions will consist of prepared monologues from the play. Perusal Script and Audition Monologues can be found at:

Theatre and Dance Online Callboard

Casting will be announced by Jan. 29. The cast list will be emailed to everyone who auditions and will also be posted on the Theatre and Dance blog by Jan. 29.

If you have questions about the production, the auditions, or need help submitting files, please contact Rebecca Stone Thornberry (stonethr@uwgb.edu).