In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old openly gay student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, and left to die - tied to a fence in the middle of a prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming simply for being gay. His name was Matthew Shepard. Shepard's murder brought national and international attention to the lack of hate crime legislation across the nation and forced a small community to wrestle with it's identity on both the local and national levels. In this groundbreaking docudrama, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project capture the human voice of Laramie.
With just 8 actors playing over 60 roles, The Laramie Project weaves together interviews, journal entries, and published news reports to create a breathtaking theatrical collage exploring the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
Please note that The Laramie Project explores mature themes, contains adult language, and graphic retellings of violence. The Laramie Project may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 16.
* Denotes Iron Crow Theatre Artistic Associate
Written by Moisés Kaufman and members of The Tectonic Theatre Project. Directed by Lindsey R. Barr. Lighting Design by Janine Vreatt* with Costume Design by Taylor Keating.
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"A pioneering work of theatrical reportage and a powerful stage event." - Time Magazine.
"Astonishing. Not since Angels in America has a play attempted so much: nothing less than an examination of the American psyche at the end of the millennium." - Associated Press.
"There emerges a mosaic as moving and important as any you will see on the walls of the churches of the world…nothing short of stunning…you will be held in rapt attention." - New York Magazine.
We are postponing our upcoming productions of Corpus Christi and The Laramie Project, originally scheduled for April and June, to dates later this summer. We continue to listen to, reach out and partner with local artists and community organizations committed to creating a safe and professional theatre environment, and we plan to hold a community dialogue and forum in mid-May to hear concerns and generate solutions for moving forward. Please email email@example.com to be part of the conversation. In the meantime, we fully support the cast of Corpus Christi in their staged reading of the play.
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