Meet Our Youngest Member of ‘Laramie’: Rebecca Schledwitz


Rebecca Schledwitz

Proud Mary Theatre Company continues to push the boundaries of theatre during the Covid-19 crisis as we open our 4th season with the 20th anniversary production of The Laramie Project, the award-winning play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project.

This is a FULL PRODUCTION (not a ZOOM reading) and will be presented as a Virtual Multimedia Experience available for streaming Tuesday, October 6, 2020 on the 22nd anniversary of the attack of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming, and ends on October 12, the day Shepard died and became a martyr for establishing hate crime legislation in the gay rights movement.

Rebecca Schledwitz is a 9th grader at Dorman High School. She has been performing in community and professional theatre in South Carolina and Florida since she was 7 years old. Some of her favorite roles have been Betty Parish in The Crucible, Brigatta in Sound of Music, Elsa in Frozen Jr., Annie in Annie, and the young girl in The Big Meal. She has also performed in A Christmas Story, Metamorphoses, Willy Wonka, and Shrek. Rebecca would like to thank Sandy Staggs and Ben Dawkins for allowing her this amazing opportunity to work with a talented cast and a wonderful theatre.

Directed by Ben Dawkins, The Laramie Project features a Who’s Who? cast of 14 amazing Upstate actors in some 60 roles: Ryan Barry, Michele Colletti, Ava Davis, Jonathan Davis, Kelly Davis, Doug Egge, Samantha Eyler, Darryl Harmon, Jim Huber, Dave LaPage, Rebecca Schledwitz, Tyler Smith, Audrey Waldrop and Chase Wolfe. Ashley Zimmerman is stage manager.

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