Watch the full performance at wel.ly/laramie
October 12th, 1998. Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old University of Wyoming student dies as a result of a brutal attack. Five days earlier, he had been tied to a fence and left for dead in a remote area, outside Laramie, Wyoming. Why? Was this a robbery gone horribly wrong? Or was it because Matthew was gay? A month later, the members of Tectonic Theater Project travelled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. As Matthew’s murder drew press attention on a National scale, America was forced to address the dark underbelly of its society, where hate crime was given a name and a face.
The Laramie Project charts the life of ordinary people coping with extraordinary events through their own words. Praised in New York magazine as, “Nothing short of stunning… a terrific piece of theatre, history, and life… You should not miss a theatrical and human event that deserves standing up for, with applause, or better yet, silently, taking an important lesson profoundly to heart.” Performed by an exceptional cast of 23 spanning all ages within the college, this really is a theatrical event not to be missed.
21st/22nd/23rd January at The Christopher Lee Theatre. Tickets available online and at the door.
Editor & Camera Operator - Gabriella Farah
Executive Producers - Zach Topley & Cam Richards