About The Laramie Project
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
By Moisés Kaufman & the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Peter Reynolds
Streaming Nov. 18 - 20 @ 7:30 pm
This production will be FREE
In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. He died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. In the aftermath of the beating, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews. These interviews and their own experiences in Laramie they constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience— a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
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