PACT sets auditions for next production

Folks wanting to get involved in a Port Aransas Community Theatre production are invited to audition for the next show to come to the stage.

Auditions for “The Laramie Project” are set for Sunday and Monday, April 24 and 25, at the theater beginning at 7 p.m.

Those who audition should expect to read lines from the show and follow directions.

Ken Yarbrough will be the director.

The original show incorporated eight actors, but the PACT will use non-traditional casting and are looking for as many folks as possible to fill the multitude of characters in the show.

A press release from PACT said that they want to be inclusive in casting, so anyone who is interested in being a part of the show is encouraged to audition.

Can’t make it to the audition times? Online auditions are available.

To audition electronically, submit a video performing a contemporary monologue no longer than 5 minutes to demonstrate range of talent. A separate document with relevant personal information and theatre experience also should be provided. Send online auditions to

“The Laramie Project” will run Thursday through Sunday, June 9 through 12.

“This show is an official event of PRIDE Corpus Christi 2022, and we are ecstatic to be the first Coastal Bend community theatre to present this moving theatrical experience,” said a press release from the theater.

The PACT provided the following synopsis of the show:

“In October 1998, a 21-yearold 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.

“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.”

The PACT is located at 2327 State Highway 361.

For more information, use the email address previously listed.

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