Audition Summer/Fall 2020
Summer – Shakespeare Not in the Park
Fall – Laramie Project
October 9th – 11th @ 8pm & 2pm
In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left 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. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater 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. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
We know that there are many concerns regarding the recent pandemic health crisis and state of affairs but we feel strongly that moving forward on this show is the right decision for our organization. We will continue to evaluate the recommendations for social distancing and will adjust our schedule accordingly. This may also necessitate the moving of our performance to a virtual platform or, if unavoidable, the cancellation of the show altogether if it deemed unsafe for the show to be performed. Please know that the safety of our actors and patrons will always come first.
With all of this in mind, the rehearsal schedule for the show is slightly different than usual.
Auditions will be held on May 31, 1-4 pm and June 1, 7-9 pm.
Auditions will be held by video submission or on Zoom, by appointment.
Please use this link to schedule: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EAFAC2AA5FA7-laramie
If you choose to send in a video please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to include the completed audition form and arrange a time to speak with the director. Auditions will consist of a monologue in the style of the show and some discussion with the director.
Once casting is completed, scripts will be mailed to the cast. The director will “meet” virtually with each actor over the summer to work on character development. In person rehearsals will tentatively start at the end of August, pending any changes in social distancing recommendations.
Please email the director with any questions or concerns at email@example.com
Director Interviews will be held in September 2020!
Interview Dates Coming Soon!
Court Street Theatre, 14 Court Street, Nashua, NH in our new space!
Winter One Acts 2021
Is a program where we foster new directors, and/or directors looking for more experience, by pairing them with mentor directors. The mentors will advise on production design, rehearsals, and technical aspects of the piece at varying levels, depending on the needs of the director being mentored.
The Fall One Acts are Sept 11-13, with the expectation that you also reserve the week prior for tech week and we will clean up on Sept 13th after the matinee.
Please let us know if you are interested in taking a fledgling director under your wing!
For those interested in being mentored:
Please submit shows approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Please consider productions that will have low budgetary costs.