Auditions for The Laramie Cycle

Uprising Theatre Company is holding auditions for The Laramie Cycle which consists of TWO shows done in Rep (The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later). 

Uprising Theatre Company is looking for 1 man 40+ and 2 women 40+ for our ensemble. The entire ensemble will perform both shows. Some members of the ensemble have been pre-cast. 

Please prepare a 2 minute contemporary dramatic monologue. We will be holding auditions on Monday July 16 and Tuesday July 17 from 6pm to 9pm

Actors will be paid a $200 stipend at the close of the show.

Auditions and rehearsals will take place at St. Peder's Lutheran Church

4600 East 42nd Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55406. 

This site is accessible by public transit but sometimes takes a bit of extra time so plan accordingly. There is ample free parking both in a lot on site and on the street. 


Auditions are first come, first serve but you MUST do two things to be on the list:

Fill out this form:

Send your headshot and resume (labeled LastnameHeadshot and LastnameResume) to [email protected]

Important dates:

The schedule is a tentative Mon-Fri evening rehearsals with our first rehearsal being August 20.  

Tech October 15-October 23.

Preview Laramie October 24

Preview 10 Years October 25

Laramie runs: October 26, October 27 matinee, October 29, November 3 evening, November 8,  November 10 matinee, November 12, November 16, November 17 matinee

10 Years Later runs: October 27 evening, November 1, November 2, November 3 matinee,

November 5, November 9, November 10 matinee, November 15, November 17 evening

More about The Laramie Cycle:

On October 6th of 1998 Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. His torture and murder became a watershed historical moment in America that highlighted many of the fault lines in our culture..

A month after the murder the members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project. The piece has been seen by more than 30 million people around the country.

In 2008, the members of Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie, Wyoming to explore how the town had changed since the murder of Matthew Shepard. What they found defied their expectations. The result was a new play about how we construct our own history. This is the continuing story of an American town.

More about Uprising Theatre Company

Uprising Theatre Company really, truly believes that stories can change the world. Something powerful happens when we get away from facts and figures and spreadsheets and simply tell each other our stories. It makes the “big issues” more tangible and it allows us to wrap our minds around how we can be a part of bringing about change.

Uprising tells powerful stories about important topics in a way that’s not preachy or strident, but is instead rooted in people’s lived experiences. From mental illness and suicide to transgender issues, we tell stories that come from people who have lived those experiences.

But we don’t want it to stop with just telling stories. We hope people are so inspired by stories that they want to make a concrete difference. So we partner with local organizations who are working on the issues presented in the show to funnel the energy and excitement generated by storytelling into action that will make the world a better place.

Contact information

Uprising Theatre Company
Shannon TL Kearns
Web site

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