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Drama and Theatre Department Announces Spring 2015 Play

 

The Saint Paul College Drama and Theatre Department is proud to announce their upcoming production of The Laramie Project, by Moisés Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project. Performances will be Friday, March 27, 2015, and Saturday, March 28, 2015. 

Open Auditions - No Experience Necessary
Everyone is encouraged and welcome to audition no matter your level of experience. 
Any Saint Paul College student enrolled for Spring Semester 2015 is eligible to audition.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. The play is available on reserve in the
Saint Paul College Library. 

Open Audition Dates:

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014  ​
2:00pm-4:30pm  (Theatre)

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
7:00pm-10:00pm  (Theatre)

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
 6:30pm–10:00pm (Theatre)

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
1:00pm – 4:00pm (Theatre)

If you are unable to make these times but are still interested in auditioning, please email the director at james.leduc@saintpaul.edu​

Synopsis:
The Story: In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, 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, and others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of their 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. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.ou're seated here, the Bride and Groom would prefer to avoid you- and for good reason.

The play has been called:

"One of the ten best plays of the year. A pioneering work of theatrical reportage and a powerful stage event." —Time Magazine.

"Astonishing. Not since Angels in America has a play attempted so much: nothing less than an examination of the American psyche at the end of the millennium." —Associated Press. "

There emerges a mosaic as moving and important as any you will see on the walls of the churches of the world…nothing short of stunning…you will be held in rapt attention." —New York Magazine.

Contact the show’s director, Jimmy LeDuc at 651.846.1630 ext. 5707 or at james.leduc@saintpaul.edu with any questions.​​