VHSL One Act
The Laramie Project is a 2000 play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states. The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members' own journal entries, and published news reports. It is divided into three acts, and eight actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.
Auditions/ Tech Interviews: August 21, 2018 11AM-2PM
Please bring a 1-2 minute story about someone else. For example: Mrs. Kesling is going to tell the story of her Brother meeting his girlfriend for the first time. She will tell the story as if she IS him. So it might look something like this:
"So my brother told me the story of meeting his girlfriend for the first time over Christmas. He was sitting on the floor in a mountain of wrapping paper- the wreckage of our Christmas morning revelry surrounding him. He was staring listlessy at his new cell phone kinda like this...."
Mrs. K assumes the position her brother was in and becomes him.
"I don't know why this is so interesting to you- I mean we just like.. met. I got off the plane and...."
So on and so forth. The story should be rehearsed and performed as if it is a monologue. We are specifically looking at your ability to transform from yourself into another character. So the start of it should be establishing you as you. You can also end your story as yourself as well.
Please come in movement clothes and be prepared for fun!
Callbacks: August 22, 2018 11AM-2PM
District Competition at Lafayette: November 3, 2018
Region Competition at New Kent: November 17, 2018
Volume of Smoke was an original commissioned work for The Firehouse Theater (Carol Piersol, Artistic Director) in Richmond, Virginia. Premiere: February 2005.
Sections adapted from John F. Watson's "Calamity at Richmond, Being a Narrative of the Affecting Circumstances Attending the Awful Conflagration of the Theatre in the City of Richmond, on the Night of Thursday, the 26th of December, 1811."
Interest Meeting: September 6, 2018
Tech Interviews: September 17, 2018
Please read the script:
Come to the interview with your ideas, sketches, and/or inspiration boards.
Auditions: September 19, 2018
Please prepare a 1 minute dramatic monologue.
Callbacks: September 20, 2018
Shows: December 6-8, 2018 at 7:30PM
Limit of 300 seats per night. Tickets range from $5-$7-$10