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The Laramie Project

1 May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Written By: Moisés Moisés Kaufman
Directed – Brant Eustice
Props and Stage Management – Jan Farr
Set Design – Kate Prescott

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it’s they we hear in this stunningly effective theatre piece, a deeply complex portrait of a community.

It is divided into three acts, and ten actors will play more than 70 characters.

This is one of the most important plays of the last 25 years. A play that affected a nation and impacted our world.

7 outstanding Adelaide actors have already been cast and we have three roles remaining.

We are seeking three outstanding actors of male appearance and varying ages to play up to 7 or more different characters of male appearance in this production. All actors, regardless of their personal gender identification are invited to audition.

The play tells the story of a young gay man who is murdered in middle America because he is different.

The script is based on the principle of ‘verbatim theatre’. All the dialogue is created from transcripts from the 200+ interviews which were conducted by Tectonic Theatre Project in the city of Laramie beginning just 2 months after the ‘real life’ murder of Matthew Shepard.

The season dates are October 21 – 30, 2021

The First Reading will be on the afternoon/evening of Sunday August 8th. Rehearsal will then be held on Mondays, Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons from 12 – 5pm commencing Monday August 9.

All Cast members will be required for all rehearsals.

The play will be directed by Brant Eustice who has won multiple awards for both his acting and directing. Brant has directed, acted and written for companies including the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Sydney Theatre Company and Slingsby Theatre Company.

If you believe that theatre has a role to play in helping to make the world a little bit better, then we invite you to join our auditions.

*Please not that this is unpaid work. Every member of Red Phoenix Theatre works for the passion of their craft understanding that this is an opportunity to grow and develop either their simple love of theatre or to continue developing and maintaining their skills between paid opportunities.

An extraordinary play which requires and extraordinary cast.

Interviews are by appointment only and will be held on Saturday May 1st, 2021.

Please email Michael Eustice, Red Phoenix Theatre’s Artistic Director at info@redphoenixtheatre.com for further information about the addition process and to book an audition time.

Role Name Gender Stage Age Role Information
Multiple roles Male Varied Each actor will play 7 to 10 different characters



1 May 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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