Saturday, June 9, 2018

Award Winning Adult Troupe, THE LARAMIE PROJECT

Everyone Carries A Piece of the Truth
Twenty years ago, on October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming, was brutally attacked and tied to a fence in a field outside of Laramie, Wyoming and left to die. On October 12, Matt succumbed to his wounds in a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. That November, ten New Yorkers set out for Laramie to explore a town and the crime that occurred there. After interviewing more than 200 residents, they created a deeply moving play about bigotry and tolerance, fear and courage, hate and hope – THE LARAMIE PROJECT.

Written by MOISÉS KAUFMAN and members of the Tectonic Theater Project

Directed by GEORGE H. CROOM Produced by CAGLE McDONALD

June 20, 21 at 7:30pm
Irvington Town Hall Theater

Please select and prepare two contrasting monologues from the LARAMIE sides below; you may not be asked to perform both. Please bring a current photo and resume.
We are especially looking for people who can portray a wide range of characters realistically.  This is an ensemble piece, where people will be playing multiple characters, all based on actual persons.
Casting NON-UNION actors. 

Matt Galloway
Rev. Fred Phelps
Jedadiah Schultz
Rulon Stacey
Greg Perotti/Sgt Hing
Harry Woods
Catherine Connolly
Romaine Patterson
Zubaida Ula
Sherry Aanenson
Marge Murray
Sherry Johnson

September 17, 2018

October 12, 2018 at 7:30pm
October 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
October 20, 2018 at 7:30pm 
October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

A percentage of the profits of this production will be donated to The Matthew Shepard Foundation: ERASING HATE through understanding, compassion and acceptance.
The horrific events that took place shortly after midnight on October 7, 1998 would become one of the most notorious anti-gay hate crimes in American history and spawned an activist movement that, more than a decade later, would result in passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a federal law against bias crimes directed at lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people.
The life and death of Matthew Shepard changed the way we talk about, and deal with, hate in America. Since his death, Matt’s legacy has challenged and inspired millions of individuals to erase hate in all its forms. Although Matt’s life was short, his story continues to have a great impact on young and old alike.  His legacy lives on in thousands of people who actively fight to erase hate with understanding, compassion, and acceptance.

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