THE LARAMIE PROJECT
By Moisés Kaufman
and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Emily B. Ditkovski
Set Design by Charles P. Raffetto
Costume Design by Ashley E. Tyler
October 25-27 at 7pm
The Williston Theatre
18 Payson Ave
Tickets: $7 students/seniors. $10 adults
Free for Williston Families Friday October 26
About The Laramie Project:
Twenty years ago this October, a 21-year-old University of Wyoming student named Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, brutally beaten, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming, and left to die. Shepard was the victim of a hate crime that would soon become the focus of the entire nation—he was killed because he was gay. Four weeks later members of the Tectonic Theater Project took what would be the first of six visits to Laramie. During the aftermath of Matthew’s murder and the arrest and trial of the perpetrators, members of Tectonic conducted over two-hundred interviews with the citizens of the town. The Laramie Project is what resulted from those interviews. The play is a gripping theatrical collage that explores the depth of the human spirit. Now more important than ever, The Laramie Project asks the most challenging questions about who we are, what we believe in, and what kind of world we want to live in.
Please join us for a talkback with our cast and crew after each performance of The Laramie Project.
Due to the subject matter of the play and some mature language, The Laramie Project is recommended for audiences 11 years or older.
In conjunction with the production we will be conducting a fundraiser for the Matthew Shepard Foundation. For more information please visit matthewshepard.org
A special thank you to our English students who partnered with us on this project and The Grum Project who funded a visit from Laramie head-writer Leigh Fondakowski.
The Laramie Project is produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.