Laramie Public Art Coalition and Relative Theatrics present The Skatepark Stage

Laramie Public Art Coalition (LPAC) and Relative Theatrics present the Skatepark Stage at Labonte
Park on June 22nd from 4:30-7:30. The event will feature theatrical readings from three different plays
and will include the unveiling of Dan Toro’s mural on the File Folder free wall.

This is the first partnership between LPAC and Relative Theatrics and the first use of the Laramie Skatepark as a venue for public performance. The event The organizers encourage patrons to bring their family &
friends, a picnic, and comfortable chairs or a blanket.  This is a free event and is open to the public!

The theatrical content spans celebrated classics to reimagined epics, along with a contemporary take
on cultural history, performed and directed by Lauren Asher, Jared Mohr-Leiva, Anne Mason, and
Andrew Thornton. The team will perform excerpts from Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A Midsummer
Night’s Dream, and from An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, a modern-day retelling of
Homer’s classic poem.

Additionally, audiences can enjoy a dramatic reading of the Heather Beasley’s new play, Bone Records, in its entirety. The story occurs in Communist Leningrad, where three childhood friends form an unlikely alliance to bootleg American records. As Soviet leadership transitions from Stalin to Khrushchev, new hopes arise that cultural censorship may end at last. But can these three outsmart the secret police, outrun the Russian Mafia, and keep from betraying each other until the transformation comes? A tale of smuggled music, stolen moments, and underground rock and roll during the Cold War.

An Iliad provided inspiration for a new mural by Dan Toro, a Wyoming based artist with a passion for
outside mural art work and the influence that each one can have in its right setting. His painting will
appear on the File Folder free wall. This free wall, just north of the skatepark, has been in place since
2004 and is available for anyone to try their hand at mural art. Dan’s work will reactivate the space as a
focal point for art outside of the downtown area.

LPAC is an independent, non-profit coalition that provides the greater Laramie community with a
structure and inclusive processes to create successful public art projects that reflect the community’s
identities and values and contribute to Laramie and Albany County’s vitality.

The Laramie Public Art Coalition’s mission is to enhance the unique visual and cultural vibrancy of Laramie and Albany County, in a manner that encourages participation and engagement from all our citizens and visitors.  Relative Theatrics strives to present thought-provoking theatre that examines the joining qualities of the human race. We believe that theatre is a forum with the power to illuminate the binding qualities of
humanity and reinforce the ideals that as a society we have values that pose as common ground and
emotions that relate us to one another.

Taking artistic risk, we provide a community gathering place where thoughts can be exchanged about society, culture, and the power of creativity. Funding for this event is provided by Laramie Parks and Recreation. Additional support for LPAC and Relative Theatrics comes from Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, and Wyoming Arts Council.