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The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later - Full Length Play

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Leigh Fondakowski, Moisés Kaufman, Stephen Belber

Full Length Play

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780822224501

On November 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard…

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Full Length Play


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On November 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. Six days later Matthew Shepard died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. On November 14th, 1998, ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"


4m, 1f


Expandable casting, Flexible casting


Stephen Belber

Stephen Belber's plays include Geomtery of Fire, (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Fault Lines, (Naked Angels/Cherry Lane); A Small, Melodramatic Story, (LAByrinth Theater Company); McReele, (Roundabout); Match, (Broadway, Tony nomination for Frank Langella); Tape, (Naked Angels, NYC/LA/London); The Laramie Project, (Associate Writer); Carol Mulroney, (Huntington Theater); One Million Butterflies ... view full profile

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