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Auditions! "The Laramie Project" - Open Call - Baldwinsville, NY

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1605947
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Baldwinsville, NY - 13027
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
11-24-2019
Audition Date
12-18-2019
Expiration Date
12-16-2019
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Albany, NY | Buffalo, NY

Audition Description

In October 1998 in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old student at the University of Wyoming, was tied to a fence post, severely beaten, robbed, , tortured and left, alone, to die. His body -- battered, bloody, barely clinging to life -- was discovered eighteen hours later. He was rushed to the hospital and put on life support. He died five days later. The reason for this brutal crime? Matthew Shepard was gay.

The hate crime attracted vast attention worldwide, bringing sexual discrimination and violence to the forefront of public discourse. The Tectonic Theater Project, led by their founder Moisés Kaufman, traveled to Laramie in the aftermath of the murder with the intent of creating a theatrical portrait of a town coming to grips with horrible, hate-fueled violence. Over the course of a year and a half, the group interviewed over 200 subjects, some directly related to the case and some regular citizens of Laramie. Out of these interviews, journal entries, and found texts, The Laramie Project was born. Hailed as one of the most captivating and encompassing pieces of contemporary theatre, the play shocks, challenges, and moves all who watch it as it reveals the lowest depths of hatred and greatest heights of compassion that lies within all human beings in any seemingly average community.


Audition Prep:
Please prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue. Auditions are first come/first serve. There will be no callbacks unless otherwise advertised.

  • Role #1 - Aaron McKinney

    One of the perpetrators. A roofer.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 21 - 22
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #2 - Alison Mears

    Volunteer for a social service agency in town. Very good friend of Marge Murray.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #3 - Amanda Gronich

    Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #4 - Andrew Gomez

    Latino from Laramie.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #5 - Andy Paris

    Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #6 - Anonymous Friend

    Anonymous Friend of Aaron McKinney's - Works for the railroad.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #7 - April Silva

    Bisexual university student.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 19 - 20
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #8 - Baptist Minister

    Bailiff Baptist Minister - Originally from Texas.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #9 - Barbara Pitts

    Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #10 - Bill McKinney

    Father of Aaron McKinney. Truck driver.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #11 - Cal Rerucha

    Prosecuting attorney.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #12 - Catherine Connolly

    Out lesbian professor at the university.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #13 - Conrad Miller

    Car mechanic.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 39
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #14 - Dennis Shepard

    Father of Matthew Shepard. Wyoming native.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #15 - Doc O\'Connor

    Limousine driver and local entrepreneur.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #16 - Dr. Cantway

    Emergency room doctor at lvinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #17 - Doug Laws

    Stake Ecclesiastical leader for the Mormon church in Laramie. A professor at the University of Wyoming.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 50
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #18 - Father Roger Schmit

    Email Sender Father Roger Schmit - Catholic Priest. Very outspoken.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • EILEEN ENGEN- Ranchers. He\'s in his 60s, she is in her 50s.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 60 - 69
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #20 - Gov Jim Geringer

    Republican Governor.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 45 - 46
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #21 - Greg Pierotti

    Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #22 - Harry Woods

    Gay Laramie resident.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 52 - 53
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #23 - Jedadiah Schultz

    University student.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 19 - 20
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #24 - Aaron Kreifels

    University student.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 19 - 20
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #25 - Jeffrey Lockwood

    Laramie resident.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Friend of Aaron McKinney.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 23
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #27 - Jon Peacock

    Matthew Shepard\'s academic advisor. Political science professor.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 37 - 39
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #28 - Jonas Slonaker

    Gay man.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #29 - Jurors & Foreperson

    Seeking an aspiring actors to portray this role. KERRY DRAKE- Reporter with the Caspar Star Tribune. 40s.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #30 - Kristin Price

    Girlfriend of Aaron McKinney. Tennessee accent.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #31 - Leigh Fondakowski

    Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #32 - Lucy Thompson

    Grandmother of Russell Henderson. Working class woman who provided a popular day-care service for the town.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 60 - 69
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #33 - Marge Murray

    Reggie\'s mother. She has had emphysema for many years but continues to smoke.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 70 - 79
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #34 - Matt Galloway

    Bartender at The Fireside Bar. Student at the University of Wyoming.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #35 - Matt Mickelson

    Owner of The Fireside.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 39
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #36 - Media/Newspaper

    Media/Newspaper People Mercedes Herrero - Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #37 - Moises Kaufman

    Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #38 - Teacher

    Mormon home teacher to Russell Henderson.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 60 - 69
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #39 - Murdock Cooper

    Rancher. Resident of Centennial, a nearby town.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #40 - Phil Labrie

    A friend of Matthew Shepard. Eastern European accent.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 27 - 29
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #41 - Philip Dubois

    President of the University of Wyoming.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #42 - Priest

    Priest at the funeral.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #43 - Rebecca Hilliker

    Head of the theatre department at the University of Wyoming. Midwestern accent.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #44 - Reggie Fluty

    The policewoman who responded to the 911 call and discovered Matthew Shepard at the fence.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #45 - Reverend Fred Phelps

    Minister from Kansas.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 60 - 69
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #46 - Rob DeBree

    Detective Sgt. for the Albany County Sheriff\'s department. Chief investigator for the Matthew Shepard murder.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #47 - Romaine Patterson

    A Lesbian.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 21 - 22
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #48 - Rulon Stacey

    CEO Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. Mormon.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #49 - Russell Henderson

    One of the perpetrators.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 19 - 20
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #50 - Sgt. Hing

    Detective at the Laramie police department.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #51 - Shadow

    OJ at the Fireside. African American man.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 31
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #52 - Shannon

    Friend of Aaron McKinney.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 23
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #53 - Sherry Aanenson

    Russell Henderson's landlord.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #54 - Sherry Johnson

    Administrative assistant at the University.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #55 - Stephen Belber

    Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #56 - Stephen Mead Johnson

    Unitarian minister.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #57 - Tiffany Edwards

    Local reporter.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #58 - Trish Seeger

    Romaine's sister.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #59 - Judges

    Seeking an aspiring actors to portray this role. WAITRESS- Looks like Debbie Reynolds.
    Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #60 - Zackie Salmon

    Administrator at the University of Wyoming. Lesbian. Texas accent.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #61 - Zubaida Ula

    Muslim Woman in Laramie.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #62 - Eileen Engen

    A Rancher.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #63 - Kerry Drake

    Reporter with the Casper Star-Tribune.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019
  • Role #64 - Debbie Reynolds

    A Waitress.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 16, 2019

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