Coming Fall / Winter 2022
Auditions: November 14 & 15 at 6:30 PM
at the home of director Rachel Fennell, 3010 51st St S, Gulfport
Please plan to spend an hour or so with us open call auditions, which affords actors multiple opportunities to read. No appointment is necessary.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script and are open to anyone in grade 8 through adult.
Need help preparing for auditions? Reach out for some advice! Info@ghostlightyc.org
About the show
About the Characters
AARON KREIFELS- University student. 19 years old. He is the one who found Matthew Shepard. He can't get the image out of his head and doesn't know why he had to be the one to find him.
AARON MCKINNEY- One of the perpetrators. 21 years old. A roofer.
ALISON MEARS- Volunteer for a social service agency in town. 50s. Very good friend of Marge Murray.
AMANDA GRONICH- Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
ANDREW GOMEZ- Latino from Laramie. 20s. ANDY PARIS- Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
ANONYMOUS FRIEND OF AARON MCKINNEY'S- 20s. Works for the railroad.
APRIL SILVA- Bisexual university student. 19 years old.
BAPTIST MINISTER- Originally from Texas. 50s.
BARBARA PITTS- Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
BILL MCKINNEY- Father of Aaron McKinney. 40s. Truck driver.
CAL RERUCHA- Prosecuting attorney. 50s.
CATHERINE CONNOLLY- Out lesbian professor at the university. 40s.
CONRAD MILLER -Car mechanic. 30s.
DENNIS SHEPARD- Father of Matthew Shepard. 40s. Wyoming native.
DOC O'CONNOR - Limousine driver and local entrepreneur. 50s.
DR. CANTWAY- Emergency room doctor at lvinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie. 50s.
DOUG LAWS- Stake Ecclesiastical leader for the Mormon church in Laramie. 50s. A professor at the University of Wyoming.
FATHER ROGER SCHMIT- Catholic Priest. 40s. Very outspoken.
GIL AND EILEEN ENGEN- Ranchers. He's in his 60s, she is in her 50s.
GOVERNOR JIM GERINGER- Republican Governor. 45 years old.
GREG PIEROTTI- Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
HARRY WOODS- Gay Laramie resident. 52 years old.
JEDADIAH SCHUL TZ- University student. 19 years old.
JEFFREY LOCKWOOD- Laramie resident. 40s.
JEN- Friend of Aaron McKinney. She is a slacker. Early 20s.
JON PEACOCK- Matthew Shepard's academic advisor. Late 30s. Political science professor
JONAS SLONAKER Gay man. 40s.
JURORS AND FOREPERSON
KERRY DRAKE- Reporter with the Caspar Star Tribune. 40s.
KRISTIN PRICE- Girlfriend of Aaron McKinney. 20s. Tennessee accent.
LEIGH FONDAKOWSKI- Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
LUCY THOMPSON- Grandmother of Russell Henderson. 60s. Working class woman who provided a popular day-care service for the town.
MARGE MURRAY- Reggie's mother. 70s. She has had emphysema for many years but continues to smoke.
MATT GALLOWAY- Bartender at The Fireside Bar. 20s. Student at the University of Wyoming.
MATT MICKELSON- Owner of The Fireside. 30s.
MERCEDES HERRERO- Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
MOISES KAUFMAN- Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
MORMON HOME TEACHER TO RUSSELL HENDERSON- 60s.
MURDOCK COOPER- Rancher. 50s. Resident of Centennial, a nearby town.
PHIL LABRIE- A friend of Matthew Shepard. Late 20s. Eastern European accent.
PHILIP DUBOIS- President of the University of Wyoming. 40s.
PRIEST AT THE FUNERAL.
REBECCA HILLIKER- Head of the theatre department at the University of Wyoming. 40s. Midwestern accent.
REGGIE FLUTY- The police officer who responded to the 911 call and who takes Matthew Shepard down from the fence. Because Shepard is HIV positive, she is exposed to HIV. 40s.
REVEREND FRED PHELPS- Minister from Kansas. 60s.
ROB DEBREE- Detective Sgt. for the Albany County Sheriff's department. 40s. Chief investigator for the Matthew Shepard murder.
ROMAINE PATTERSON- Lesbian. 21 years old.
RULON STACEY- CEO Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. 40s. Mormon.
RUSSELL HENDERSON- One of the perpetrators. 19 years old.
SGT. HING- Detective at the Laramie police department. 40s.
SHADOW- DJ at the Fireside. African American man. 30 years old.
SHANNON - Friend of Aaron McKinney. Early 20s.
SHERRY AANENSON- Russell Henderson's landlord. 40s.
SHERRY JOHNSON -Administrative assistant at the University. 40s.
STEPHEN BELBER- Member of Tectonic Theater Project.
STEPHEN MEAD JOHNSON- Unitarian minister. 50s
TIFFANY EDWARDS- Local reporter. 20s.
TRISH STEGER- Romaine's sister. 40s.
WAITRESS- Looks like Debbie Reynolds.
ZACKIE SALMON- Administrator at the University of Wyoming. Lesbian. 40s. Texas accent.
ZUBAIDA ULA- Muslim Woman in Laramie. 20s.
NOTE: When a character's name is not given (e.g., "Friend of Aaron McKinney" etc.), it is at the person's request.