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AUDITION – The Laramie Project

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Auditions for Season 5 at the 1812 Theatre – The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project, directed by Liam Mitchinson.

When: Sunday, July 28 th – 2pm – 4:30pm & Monday, July 29 th – 7pm – 9:30pm
Where: 1812 Theatre – 3 Rose st, Upper Ferntree Gully

Performance dates: Oct 3 rd – 26 th (4 weeks)

Wednesdays – Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @4pm

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the
murder. The result is an American modern classic that is one of the most performed theatre pieces in the country.

The director is seeking 8 actors (4M, 4F) to portray a range of characters in this unique ensemble performance.

The Cast:

ACTOR 1 (M): Stephen Belber (himself – 33), Doc O’Connor (50’s), Matt Galloway (20’s), Anonymous
Friend of Aaron McKinney (20’s), Bill McKinney (40’s), Andrew Gomez (20’s), Reverend Fred
Phelps (60’s), Mormon Spiritual Advisor (60’s), Conrad Miller (30’s), Narrator, Ensemble

ACTOR 2 (F): Amanda Gronich (herself), Eileen Engen (ACT ONE) (50’s), Marge Murray (70’s), Baptist
Minister (50’s), Trish Steger (40’s), Shadow (30), Newsperson, Narrator, Ensemble

ACTOR 3 (F): Reggie Fluty (40’s), Rebecca Hilliker (40’s), Waitress, Newsperson, Narrator, Ensemble

ACTOR 4 (M): Moises Kaufman (himself – 37), Philip Dubois (ACT ONE) (40’s), Stephen Mead Johnson
(50’s), Murdock Cooper (50’s), Jon Peacock (30’s), Dennis Shepard (40’s), Harry Woods (52),
Narrator, Ensemble

ACTOR 5 (M): Andy Paris (himself – 29), Jedadiah Schultz (19), Doug Laws (50’s), Dr. Cantway, Matt
Mickelson (30’s), Russell Henderson, Aaron McKinney (21), Philip Dubois (ACT TWO) (40’s),
Kerry Drake (40’s), Narrator, Ensemble

ACTOR 6 (M): Greg Pierotti (himself), Sgt. Hing, Phil LaBrie (20’s), Father Roger Schmit (40’s), Rulon
Stacey (40’s), Detective Sgt. Rob DeBree (40’s), Jonas Slonaker (40’s), Narrator, Ensemble.

ACTOR 7 (F): Barbara Pitts (herself), Catherine Connolly (40’s), April Silva (19), Zubaida Ula (20’s),
Sherry Aanenson (40’s), Lucy Thompson (60’s), Eileen Engen (ACT TWO) (50’s), Narrator,

ACTOR 8 (F): Leigh Fondakowski, Zackie Salmon (40’s), Alison Mears (50’s), Romaine Patterson (21),
Aaron Kreifels (19), Tiffany Edwards (20’s), Narrator, Ensemble

Age ranges are indicative only. As indicated above there are a range of characters of different ages for each actor to portray. The focus here should be on being able to show different characters through the use of body, voice and face.
Accents will be American Midwestern accents as well as from a range of areas across the US.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please contact the director Liam Mitchinson at [email protected] or on 0455 078 143 if you have any questions, to arrange an audition spot and to receive a copy of the script.


July 29
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:


The 1812 Theatre


The Theatre Foyer
3 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria 3156 Australia
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