The Laramie Project

Written by: Moises Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project

Directed by: Katie Milward

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  • Wednesday 17th April to Saturday 20th April 2024

  • The Queen Mother Theatre

  • Big Spirit Youth Theatre

  • Performance Status: Book
  • Performance Status: Book
  • Performance Status: Book
  • Performance Status: Book

Summary

By Moises Kaufman
and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project

Big Spirit Youth Theatre presents The Laramie Project, a deeply complex portrait of a community’s response to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man living in Laramie, Wyoming.

In a series of poignant reflections, the residents of Laramie react to the hate crime and surrounding media storm with anger, bewilderment and sorrow. The play portrays the seismic and deeply personal impact Matthew’s death had on this small town while also demonstrating the power of the human spirit to triumph over bigotry and violence.

More than 20 years later, Matthew Shepard’s story still reverberates, urging us on with its clarion call to confront the destructive power of bullying and hate, in all forms.