Open auditions for Stage One’s production of The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project.

April 10 and 11 at 6 PM *If you can’t attend, but still wish to audition please email producer Mike Stalsberg at to schedule an alternate time

At the Janesville Performing Arts Center • 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI. •

About the Show: 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.

All roles are available:
4 women & 4 men

All audition materials will be provided. The rehearsal schedule is flexible and will be generated following the casting of the show (Around 25 rehearsals). Actors auditioning must be available on June 17-21 (Tech week) for tech & dress rehearsals (6 PM – 10 PM), as well as performances.

Show dates: June 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 PM • June 24 & July 1 at 2 PM

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