Theater Company of Lafayette


The Theater Company of Lafayette announces open auditions for “The Laramie Project”, directed by Nanci Van Fleet. 


October 2018 marks the 20 year anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s murder.

Synopsis:  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. Moises 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.

Where:  The Theatre Company of Lafayette, Mary Miller Theatre, 300 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO

When:  Tuesday July 31st 7:00pm – 10:00pm,   Wednesday August 1st 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  Call backs are Thursday August 2nd.  You only come to call backs if you are, in fact, called back.

Rehearsals will be Mon – Thu, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, starting August 27th through October 4th.  A final schedule will be provided to the cast.

Performances will be at The Arts HUB, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO October 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th.



Cold readings from the script.  Bring a headshot and resume to auditions, and a list of all conflicts 8/27-10/14.  Final theatre cleanup is immediately after the final show.  Actors are expected to participate in one day of set build and the final theatre cleanup after the show closes.No pay, no equity.

Roles:  Male roles – ages 17 – 60, Female roles – ages 17 – 70.  Actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.  The casting is flexible, some members will be cast in single roles and some will be cast in multiple roles.

To sign-up for auditions, please click on the link and select a time: https://m.signupgenius.c om/#!/showSignUp/508084cadac2a a7f85-auditions