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06-10-2008, 02:03 PM
Theatre Algoma will hold auditions for its fall production of The Laramie Project, by Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theatre Company, on June 20 and 21. Auditions will take place at 7pm both days, in the Shingwauk Auditorium at Algoma University. Actors of all ages (teens to seniors) are needed for this production. The Laramie Project will be directed by Professor Amanda Zuke.

In October 1998, twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, an openly gay 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. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theatre 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, and these were distilled into The Laramie Project, which Time Magazine called "a pioneering work of theatrical reportage and a powerful stage event."

For more information, please contact Amanda Zuke by email at zuke@algomau.ca or by phone at (705) 254-5072.