Theatre Travels presents Moises Kaufman's

The Laramie Project

Plus The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

28 Nov - 8 Dec 2018

Theatre Travels are proud to present two plays The Laramie Project by Moises Kauman and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later.

 

“How could this happen? I-I think a lot of people just don’t understand, and even I don’t understand, how someone can do something like that. We have one of the most vocal populations of gay people in the state… and it’s pretty much: Live and let live.”

 

On October 6, 1998, openly gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was found tied to a buck fence, beaten and unconscious in small town Laramie, Wyoming. After 5 days in a coma, Matthew Shepard died from his injuries, and his murder was denounced as a hate crime – one that brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states of America.

 

On November 14, 1998, members of Tectonic Theater Project travelled to Laramie, Wyoming, and conducted over 400 interviews with more than 100 residents of the town. The Laramie Project is a portrait of this town: a seemingly average community, dealing with the aftermath of a hate-fuelled crime and questioning what it is that now defines them.

 

Ten years after the brutal murder of 21 year old University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, and eight years after The Laramie Project made its stage debut, Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie to find out how much the city and its residents had changed in the ensuing decade – both in attitude and the response to the worldwide attention now focused on its 28,000 residents.

 

“Stories are malleable,” says founder of Tectonic Theater Moises Kaufman. “History is malleable. And so we have to be doubly vigilant when we listen to history and we listen to stories.” Ten Years Later explores that history, interviewing and re-interviewing citizens of Laramie and allowing those histories to speak for themselves.

 

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The Laramie Project

 

“How could this happen? I think a lot of people just don’t understand, and even I don’t understand, how someone can do something like that. We have one of the most vocal populations of gay people in the state… and it’s pretty much: Live and let live.”

 

On October 6, 1998, openly gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was found tied to a buck fence, beaten and unconscious in small town Laramie, Wyoming. After 5 days in a coma, Matthew Shepard died from his injuries, and his murder was denounced as a hate crime – one that brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states of America.

 

On November 14, 1998, members of Tectonic Theater Project travelled to Laramie, Wyoming, and conducted over 400 interviews with more than 100 residents of the town. The Laramie Project is a portrait of this town: a seemingly average community, dealing with the aftermath of a hate – This production marks the 20th anniversary of The Laramie Project.

 

Warning: This production contains violence, coarse language, adult themes and sexual references. Recommended for ages 14+.

 

Times:
Wed 28 Nov 2pm (Preview)
Thu 29 Nov 7pm
Fri 30 Nov 7pm
Sat 1 Dec 2pm
Mon 3 Dec 7pm
Fri 7 Dec 7pm

 

Duration: 2hrs 35 mins plus interval

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

Ten years after the brutal murder of 21 year old University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, and eight years after The Laramie Project made its stage debut, Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie to find out how much the city and its residents had changed in the ensuing decade – both in attitude and the response to the worldwide attention now focused on its 28,000 residents.

 

“Stories are malleable,” says founder of Tectonic Theater Moises Kaufman. “History is malleable. And so we have to be doubly vigilant when we listen to history and we listen to stories.” Ten Years Later explores that history, interviewing and re-interviewing citizens of Laramie and allowing those histories to speak for themselves.

 

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later is a bold new work that asks, ‘how does society write its own history?’

 

Warning: This production contains violence, coarse language, adult themes and sexual references. Restricted to ages 14+.

 

Times:
Wed 28 Nov 7pm (Preview)
Sat 1 Dec 7pm
Tue 4 Dec 7pm
Wed 5 Dec 7pm
Thu 6 Dec 7pm
Sat 8 Dec 2pm

 

Duration: 1hr 50 mins plus interval

CREATIVE TEAM

Co-Director and Producer Carly Fisher
Co-Director Rosie Niven
Lighting Designer Benjamin Brockman
Costume Designer Adrienne Dell
Set Designer Dave Angelico
Stage Manager Rachel Guest
Sound and Production Assistant Hamish Stenning
In-house Junior Publicist Lisa Gluckman

CAST

John Michael Burdon
Laura Djanegara
Andrew Hofman
Francisco Lopez
Linda Nicholls-Gidley
Matthew Pritchard
Dominique Purdue
Emily Richardson
Charlotte Tilelli