The Laramie Project Auditions

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Audition dates: Tues. and Wed. March 10 and 11 at 7pm

Location: Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH 43026

  Performance dates are April 17 and 18 at 8pm, April 19 at 3pm, April 24 and 25 at 8pm and April 26 at 3pm.

There are parts for 4 men and 4 women who each play multiple roles. Actors will be asked to do 2 or more readings from the script each time portraying a different character in order to demonstrate their ability to portray different characters.

The Laramie Project Character Descriptions

Tectonic theatre company member Stephen Belber

Doc O’Connor: Limousine Driver and local entrepreneur, 50s

Matt Galloway: Bartender at the Fireside Bar, 20s, Student at Univ. of Wyoming

Anonymous Friend of Aaron McKinney: 20s, works for the railroad

Bill McKinney: Father of Aaron McKinney, 40s, truck driver

Andrew Gomez: Latino from Laramie, 20s

Fred Phelps: Minister from Kansas, 60s

Mormon Spiritual Advisor: Home teacher to Russell Henderson, 60s

Conrad Miller: Car Mechanic, 30s



Actor 2 (Female)

Member of Tectonic Theatre company Amanda Gronich

Eileen Engen (ACT ONE) Rancher, in her 50s

Marge Murray: Reggie’s mother, 70s. She has had emphysema for many years but continues to smoke.

Baptist Minister: Originally from Texas, 50s

Trish Steger: Romaine’s sister, 40s.

Shadow: DJ at the Fireside. African American man.  30 years old




Actor 3 (Female)

Reggie Fluty: The policewoman who responded to the 911 call and discovered Matthew at the fence. 40s

Rebecca Hilliker: Head of the theatre department at the University of Wyoming. 40s. Midwestern accent

Waitress: Looks like Debbie Reynolds




Actor 4 (Male)

Member of Tectonic Theatre Company Moises Kaufman

Philip Dubois (ACT ONE) President of the University of Wyoming. 40s

Stephen Mead Johnson: Unitarian minister, 50s

Murdock Cooper: Rancher. 50s. Resident of Centennial, a nearby town

Jon Peackock: Matthew Shepard’s academic adviser. Late 30s. Poli sci prof

Dennis Shepard: Matthew’s father. 40s. Wyoming native

Harry Woods: Gay Laramie resident. 52 years old



Actor 5 (Male)

Member of Tectonic Theatre company Andy Paris

Jedadiah Schultz: University student, 19 years old

Doug Laws: Stake Ecclesiastical leader for the Mormon church in Laramie. 50s. A prof at the University

Dr. Cantway: ER doc at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie. 50s

Matt Mickelson: Owner of the Fireside Bar. 30s

Russell Henderson: One of the perpetrators, 19 yrs old

Aaron McKinney: One of the perpetrators, 21 yrs old. A roofer

Philip Dubois (ACT TWO): President of the Univ. of Wyoming, 40s

Kerry Drake: Reporter with the Caspar Star Tribune. 40s



Actor 6 (Male)

Member of Tectonic theatre company Greg Pierotti

Sgt. Hing: Detective at the Laramie police dept. 40s

Phil LaBrie: Friend of Matthew Shepard. Late 20s. Eastern European accent

Father Roger Schmit: Catholic Priest. 40s. Very outspoken

Rulon Stacey: CEO Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins Colorado. 40s. Mormon

Sgt. Rob DeBree: Detective SGT for the Albany County Sheriff’s dept. 40s. Chief investigator for the Matthew Shepard Murder

Jonas Slonaker: Gay man. 40s



Actor 7 (Female)

Member of Tectonic Theatre Barbara Pitts

Catherine Connolly: Out lesbian professor at the university. 40s

April Silva: Bisexual university student. 19 years old

Zubaida Ula: Muslim woman in Laramie. 20s

Sherry Aanenson: Russell Henderson’s landlord 40s

Lucy Thompson: Grandmother of Russell Henderson. 60s. Working class woman who provided a popular day-care service for the town

Eileen Engen (ACT TWO): Rancher. 50s



Actor 8 (Female)

Leigh Fondakowski: member of Tectonic theatre

Zackie Salmon: Administrator at the Univ. of Wyoming. Lesbian. 40s Texas accent

Alison Sears: Volunteer for a social service agency in town. 50s. Very good friend of Marge Murray

Romaine Patterson: Lesbian. 21 years old

Aaron Kreifels: University Student. 19 years old

Tiffany Edwards: Local reporter. 20s