Auditions for LTCC’s production of the "The Laramie Project" are Jan. 5 |

Auditions for LTCC’s production of the "The Laramie Project" are Jan. 5

Auditions for the Lake Tahoe Community College winter production of “The Laramie Project” will be Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Duke Theatre. “The Laramie Project” is a docu-drama about the 1998 hate-crime murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student who was brutally beaten by two young men, tied to a fence and left to die.

Writer-director Moises Kaufman and actors of New York’s Tectonic Theatre Project journeyed to Laramie to interview townspeople about the horrific murder. After 400 hours of interviews, what emerges is an unusual and powerful theater piece focusing on the citizens of Laramie, how they were affected and ultimately changed by this act of brutality within their community. This play contains mature themes and content and may not be suitable for children under 15.

The production requires eight to 10 actors to play multiple characters ranging in ages from 18-65. Actors should be able to create multiple, distinct characters. People should be prepared to read for two characters. Copies of the play are being held on reserve at the LTCC Library.

Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 7 to 10 p.m., until tech week when rehearsals will increase.

Performances will be held March 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and March 14 and 21 at 2 p.m.

Technical positions for light and sound board operators, backstage crew,and construction crew are also available.

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For information, call (530) 541-4660, ext. 240.