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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

USI Theatre presents “The Laramie Project”

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For its first production of the spring 2021 semester, the University of Southern Indiana Theatre continues to make departmental history in the midst of a pandemic. The Laramie Project, by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project and directed Eric Altheide, has been recorded for production, as were the first two plays of the season. What makes The Laramie Project unique for the program is its set, or rather, the lack thereof. The play has been recorded like a movie and shot on location instead of taking place entirely on stage in the Performance Center. While most of the scenes take place in familiar areas of the University of Southern Indiana campus, a carefully approved venture was taken off campus to local Evansville restaurant The Rooftop. This marks a monumental project for the program by presenting students the opportunity to learn about the process of scouting locations, working with lighting and sound restrictions, and how to act for the camera instead of for a live audience.