The Laramie Project

Moises Kaufman and The Members of Tectonic Theater Project

Directed by Angela Astle.

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Director's Notes

It took 10 years from the time of the death of Matthew Shepard to get hate crime legislation passed. I don't want it to be another 10 years before we remind ourselves of the reasons to be kind to each other. The seeds of hate are spread when we call each other names and use derogatory remarks when addressing our cultural differences. If we could all agree to just be more kind, caring, and compassionate to each other, there is hope that there will not be further incidences such as Columbine, Virginia Tech, and tragic deaths like Matthew's happening in our communities.


Laura Adducci Ensemble

Laura Adducci is very proud to be a part of this important project. This piece is very dear to her and she is excited by the opportunity to help create positive change through art. Laura received her BFA in Theatre from MSU Denver and has spent the past decade performing, directing, coaching and teaching in Denver, Chicago and abroad. This is her first production with The Evergreen Players.

Angela Astle Director

Angela Astle is excited to be directing for Evergreen Players. Since her return from NYC to Denver, she has directed The Eight: Reindeer Monologues and A View From the Bridge (The Edge Theatre). Angela has been developing new plays for the past 5 years and is currently the director of a monthly workshop at The Edge which gets the work of local playwrights on its feet. She is the Literary Manager of Aurora Fox Theatre and a script reader for the Denver Center Theatre Company. She is also the Founder and Executive Producer of Athena Project, A Festival for Women's Artists premiering March 2013.

Hunter Cagle Ensemble

Hunter Cagle is excited to work with the Evergreen Players for the first time. She is 16 years old and shares her time between Denver and L.A. Hunter was honored to portray Rachel Joy Scott in The Columbine Project over the summer in L.A. She also recently starred in The Bad Seed (Rhoda Penmark), and On Borrowed Time ("Pud"). Her other credits include The Crucible (Mary Warren), and Macbeth. She would like to thank Angela Astle for this opportunity. Special thanks to her mom and grandparents. Hunter is proud to be a participating in a project that promotes kindness and compassion in society.

Tony Catanese Ensemble

Tony Catanese's relationship with the Players includes five productions: two as an actor and three as a director. He has an MFA in Theatre and has taught drama (3rd grade through university) for more than three decades. He thanks Angela, Rachael, the cast, and the production staff for making this amazing journey so rewarding. Tony dedicates his performance to his cousin Rosemary who endows the phrase "To thine own self be true" with dignity and pride.

Ryan Goold Ensemble

This is Ryan Goold's first show with the Evergreen Players. He was trained in NYC at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Recently he has been seen at The Edge Theatre as Marco in Aurthur Miller's A View From the Bridge. When not on stage, he can be found at the local comic book shop sharpening his imagination for his own verse and artwork. Heartfelt thanks to Angela Aastle for her faithful guidance and to Rick Yaconis and Patty Ionoff for supporting life and art on the Edge. This is for the ones who Walk Unafraid.

Devra Keyes Ensemble

Devra Keyes performed in I Do, I Do and Pumpboys and Dinettes at the Horse Barn Dinner Theater in Laramie, Wyoming. Here in the Denver area, she has appeared in numerous shows at the Arvada Center, Heritage Square Music Hall, Boulder's Dinner Theater and the now defunct Country Dinner Playhouse. She is thrilled to be making her debut with Evergreen Players in this very important production.

Emma Messenger Ensemble

Emma Messenger portrayed Mother Magda in the scandalous grind house thriller Nude Nuns with Big Guns. Other film and television appearances include work shown on TLC and at Sundance. In LA, she was a member of Circus Theatricals under Jack Stehlin and Alfred Molina. In Denver, she was member of Visionbox Ensemble and was last seen onstage for Athena Project's Marla and her Prayers and Spotlight's Beau Jest. She will be appearing next in the world premiere of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker at The Spark Theatre.

Andrea Rabold Ensemble

Andrea Rabold graduated with a B.F.A. in Theatre from Sam Houston State University and moved from Texas to Colorado with her husband six years ago. Past theatre production credits include Record Breakers (Athena Project Festival), Black Comedy (Evergreen Players), Paul Sill's Story Theatre (Evergreen Players), Haunted (Firehouse Theatre Company), Breaking the Silence (Mirror Image Arts), Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Muse of Fire) and Psychosis 4.48 (Boulder Fringe Festival). Other artistic endeavors include film and commercial credits, in addition to her work as Co-Executive Director of Mirror Image Arts.

Eric Ross Ensemble

Eric Ross is excited to be reunited with Ryan and Laura, two of Denver's best actors, as well as one of his favorite directors. Eric is also excited to be costumed by his best friend, as well as working with a wonderful cast and crew. Eric thanks all his family and friends for their support.

Ellie Schwartz Ensamble

Max Schwartz is grateful for this chance to hang out with the Evergreen Players! Credits include Vintage's Grapes of Wrath and Auntie Mame (Young Patrick), Aurora Fox's A Christmas Story (Flick), and Denver Center's A Christmas Carol (Edward). He enjoys climbing, all things aviation, football, and harassing his twin sister, Ellie.

Max Schwartz Ensamble

Max Schwartz is grateful for this chance to hangout with the Evergreen Players! Credits include Vintage's Grapes of Wrath and AuntieMame (Young Patrick), Aurora Fox's AChristmas Story (Flick), and Denver Center's A Christmas Carol (Edward). He enjoys climbing, all thingsaviation, football, and harassing his twin sister, Ellie.

Marc Stith Ensemble

Marc Stith is new to the Colorado theatre scene, having recently completed his first show in Denver, Why Torture Is Wrong... at the Edge Theatre in Lakewood. Prior to that, Marc appeared in several shows in Kansas City, Missouri, including Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Waiting Room, both at the Unicorn Theatre.

Gregg Yates Ensemble

Gregg Dudding is thrilled to be part of this production, having just finished the production of Hair. Growing up in a small town as a gay kid, like Matthew, he can relate to some of discrimination this young man faced and would like to stress the importance of this show. He would like to thank his Mother and 2 sisters for all of their support and love giving to him through the years.


Production Crew

Costume DesignTerri Fong
Lighting DesignJen Orf
Sound DesignEl Armstrong
Technical ConsultantDave Avery
Stage ManagerRachael Henney
Set ConstructionBiz Schaugaard
Lightboard OperatorJennee Hancock
Soundboard OperatorJennee Hancock
Hang CrewDave Avery, Karin Carter, Patrick 'Red' Howard, Karl Jones, Jeff Stutz
Run CrewCarol Reina, Gina Walker
CostumesAmy Bergevin, Linda Bolinger, Laurie Fong
PhotographySierra Gilman, Lisa Hamm-Greenawalt, Donna Sarrafian, Chris Thomas
Public RelationsSusan Hoffer
MarketingAllie DiVita, Duane Gibson, Paul Griendling, Marilyn Herrs, Kendra Jeans, Lizzi LaMonica, Becky Roberts, Shelly Stansbury, Sydney Stansbury, James Walker
Program DesignDianna Voss
Production ManagerRachael Henney
WebmasterSean Maslow
House ManagerTara Emch
Box OfficeCynthia Barclay, Brigitte Cycyota, Kathleen Davis, Lisa DeCaro, Allison Fleckenstein, Lisa Hamm-Greenawalt, Linda Kirkpatrick, Tami Kleban, Len Matheo, Teri Miller, Franziska Moran, Linda Plaut, Ann Roux, Maureen Rudy, Myles Sigal
Volunteer ManagerJill Jachimek
Will Call/UsherSteve Cycyota, Kathleen Davis, Fran Gibson, Karen Kargel, Sherry Krystofik, Carly Ratekin, Becky Roberts, Merle Wurth
ConcessionsMaddie Bair, Heather Blythe, Joy Cox, Samantha Cox, Shelley Eater, Lori Fortier, Rebecca Gholson, Mark Gilman, Schaunon Gilman, Schyeler Gilman, Marybeth Gudal, Shannon Gudal, Marilyn Herrs, Jennifer Jeans, Sherry Krystofik, Melissa LaMonica, Kelsey McClung, Delaney Rudy, Lacey Ruskin, Jeff Sobzack, Mary Sobzack, Anne Vickstrom, Caroline Vickstrom, James Walker, Brooke Wittenburg
PublicistGloria Shanstrom