Auditions

Four County Players is excited to announce:
AUDITIONS for
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
By Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Perry Medlin
 
AUDITIONS (Prerecorded): Video audition submissions accepted through February 26 (details below)
CALLBACKS (Live on Zoom): Sunday, February 28 (time TBA)
REHEARSALS (Live on Zoom): Monday – Thursday evenings beginning March 3. Potential for some Sunday afternoons. Exact schedule TBD based on cast availability.
PERFORMANCES (Live on Zoom): April 7, 8, 9, 10 at 8PM; April 11 at 2PM
 
ABOUT THE PLAY:
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. (Blurb courtesy of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)
 
A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:
Friends, I highly encourage everyone to read this material to get a feel for the conversational quality demanded by this text. This is as conversational as it gets. We are going to combine some pre-recorded material with live performances of monologues and scenes in order to make this show into something resembling more of a documentary than a piece of staged theatre. As you read these monologues, do not let age, gender expression or personal identity influence your desire to attempt the piece. This play will have cast members acting through a spectrum of different identities, so find the text that really speaks to you! Furthermore, make sure to give yourself some space and grace to process the piece. This material can be difficult at times, but it is in our stretch zones where we can show the most growth!
 
Director Perry Medlin is looking for 8 – 10 actors AGES 18 AND UP, of any race or gender, to create a strong, diverse cast to play the many roles in The Laramie Project. Every actor will play multiple roles, so it is important to show differentiation in your characters. It is also important that actors have the emotional maturity to handle this piece, and be open to the challenging conversations and discussions surrounding it.
TO AUDITION: Go to this link, and follow the instructions in the folder to upload your audition video. https://rb.gy/gewwkv

Questions? Email Perry (director) at perrymedlin@gmail.com or Edward (producer) at edward@fourcp.org.