The Laramie Project is a unique piece of drama that chronicles the story of Matthew Shepard (1976-1998), an openly gay University of Wyoming student. In 1998, Shepard was brutally beaten and left tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. The attack subsequently led to both his death and an uproar in national media over the lack of hate-crime legislation in the US.
In the year following the attack, members of the Tectonic Theater Project conducted over 200 interviews with Laramie residents and others closely connected to Matthew Shepard, exploring every imaginable perspective on politics, religion, family, homosexuality, hatred, hope, and everything in between. Compiled from those interviews, the play offers a human portrait of a town struggling with what it means to “live and let live”.
Directed by Kara Wernick ’15, Assistant-Directed by Coz Deicke ’15, and Stage-Managed by Victoria McGee ’15, the show runs April 19th-21st.
Auditions will be held in the CFA East Room at the following times:
Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 7:30-9:00
Friday, Feb. 3rd, 7:30-9:00
If you absolutely cannot make either of these times e-mail
kwernick(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or cdeicke(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Monologues are welcome, but no preparation or theater experience is
required. Just come ready to do a cold reading!
When: Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 7:30-9:00 and Friday, Feb. 3rd, 7:30-9:00
Where: CFA East Room